Geography homework help

1. The policies of both Import-Substitution Industrialization and Neoliberalism strongly influenced the urban geography of Latin America, but in profoundly different ways. First, differentiate between the two policies and then compare and contrast their effects on urban areas, including the distribution of cities as well as what is occurring within cities. Be sure to include ALL of the following terms/concepts in your answer: urban growth, overurbanization, urban primacy, informal sector (housing and employment), squatter settlements/favelas, privatization, gender and secondary cities. When using these terms, be sure they are put in bold. If not, points will be deducted.
2. On p. 94, Klak states that “Sustainable Development has become a universal goal in recent years”. Discuss what is meant by sustainable development, both culturally and environmentally, followed by a discussion of how that goal is threatened or enabled by various activities within the region such as an expanding export economy, tourism in its various forms (be sure you incorporate at least 3 forms of tourism in this discussion), and drug production. Lastly, do you feel that the gradual transition away from neoliberalism would improve or deter the region’s sustainability efforts? Why (be as specific as possible)?
Each answer should be 2-3 pages, single-spaced. Late assignments will NOT be accepted under any circumstances.

deforestation vs population growth

deforestation vs population growth

For a major part of your grade, you are going to research and complete an environmental issues paper. This will help you build the skills necessary to develop an informed opinion and present that opinion in written form. This project will serve as a final assessment for the course by analyze a controversial environmental issue of your choosing. You must examine the pros, cons, compromises, and tradeoffs of the issue by gathering credible information from various sources and assess the scientific credibility of the information. You will then develop from this information a well thought out paper that will address the major players involved, relevant cited facts, and a clearly identified opinion.

The topic of the paper is deforestation vs population growth. Use a minimum of 6 sources. The final paper should be double-spaced, 12 point, and 7 to 8 pages in length with citations in APA format. Anytime you use the writings or ideas of others as though they were your own, you are plagiarizing (even if you paraphrase). All information and ideas that are not a part of general knowledge must be cited. When in doubt, cite!

Your final paper should address the following key points:

  • The Controversy: Identify the controversy
  • The Major Players: Who is involved? Why are they involved?
  • Important Facts: State relevant facts concerning the issue. Try to separate fact from opinion. Try not to show your own bias. Properly use APA citations
  • Side One: Arguments; state briefly and cite your sources
  • Side Two: Arguments; state briefly and cite your sources
  • Your Opinion and Rationale: I believe that…, We should…, I feel that… Use supporting arguments and rationale. What arguments would you use to present to those who disagree with you? Cite all of your sources.
  • References: Alphabetize your sources. Make sure there are sources representing both sides of the issue.

Pyramids

Population pyramids show the age structure of the population of a country or region. Different growth patterns caused by varying cultural values, war events or both help shape the pyramid. You will obtain the data (population pyramids) from www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb// for three different countries. The three countries (Ethiopia, Indonesia and UK) will each have a population pattern that may be recognized as either in rapid growth, in stable growth or in growth decline. After you obtain the pyramids, copy and paste them into your assignment and then identify which of the three patterns each country demonstrates. Please write a brief essay comparing the three pyramids. Consider historical events, the present global population structure and the influence, if any, of the past and
the present on future population growth. Compare and contrast these pyramids. Which country will have the greatest population increase? Why? What problems might these countries be facing? You may use additional information from library sources or the Internet.
Please cite any outside sources used to prepare your essay, and provide a bibliography at end of your assignment.

Investigate A Dam Disaster

Investigate ONE dam disaster that occurred due to the geologic setting in which it was constructed.  Write in less one page a discussion describing the disaster and the lessons learned from it.  Be sure to address each of the following:
 

  1. In a few sentences describe the basic details of the dam (e.g. height, width at base, width at crest, material with which it was constructed) and the purpose of construction.
  2. In a few sentences, describe how the dam failed.What was the failure mechanism? Were people killed? Was there property damage?
  3. In a paragraph, describe the geologic setting:
  4. What type of rock was the dam constructed on (igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary?)
  5. Were there any features in the geologic formations that controlled construction or led to the failure (e.g. faults, joints, weathering, landslides)
  6. What were the lessons learned from the failure?
  7. Cite all of the web pages or other sources you used in your research.

 
A few examples of dams that failed due to geologic setting are listed below, with suggested starting points for research.  If you would like to investigate a different dam, that’s fine, as long as the disaster was due to the geologic setting (not faulty design or construction).
 

  • Baldwin Hills Dam, Los Angeles, California

o   Cool photos here: http://framework.latimes.com/2013/12/13/the-1963-baldwin-hills-dam-collapse/
o   http://web.stanford.edu/~meehan/la/pubs/pubbaldw.pdf
o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIeNM8cm6J8

  • Teton Dam, Madison County, Idaho

o   (http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/faculty/sylvester/Teton_Dam/narrative.html)
o   http://www.history.com/topics/us-states/idaho/videos/engineering-disasters-teton-dam?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false#

  • St Francis Dam

o   http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/st_francis_dam/Impacts%20of%20St.%20Francis%20Dam%20Failure-compressed.pdf
o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbGban_vx4w

  • Vajont Dam

o   http://www.landslideblog.org/2008/12/vaiont-vajont-landslide-of-1963.html
o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_inRwdeQr0

Monitoring Our Home Planet

The Internet is a powerful tool that provides the ability to monitor natural phenomena and disasters that happen all over planet Earth.

 In this assignment, you will research resources available on the Internet for monitoring natural phenomena including earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, global climate, and weather.

 Based on your research, do the following:

  • Identify a minimum of three different natural phenomena that are typically responsible for natural disasters. Analyze the potential impact of these disasters.
  • Analyze how these phenomenon are monitored, or not, via the Internet. Critique available Web sites, which publicly display up-to-date monitored information related to each of the natural phenomena you have identified. Focus on the following aspects:
    • Geography
      • What parts of the world are potentially affected by these phenomena? Specifically identify the countries.
    • Resources
      • What kinds of resources are allocated toward monitoring these phenomena and why?
      • What types of Web resources monitor the phenomena and provide up-to-date information about them?
      • What kinds of technology are involved in monitoring the phenomena?
    • Politics
      • What political ramifications would this disaster-preparedness technology cause between more-developed countries and less-developed countries?
      • What kinds of issues could this technology cause between less-developed countries?
    • Economics
      • How would this technology directly impact the economies of those countries that have the technology versus those countries that do not?
      • Do you predict any indirect impacts? What current evidence supports your position?
    • Disaster Preparedness
      • What types of systems are in place in terms of disaster preparedness related to these monitored phenomena?
  • Summarize your findings. Evaluate how this technology will impact the future of humanity, both positively and negatively. Be sure to consider the political and economic issues discussed in your future predictions.

 Support your statements with examples. Use a minimum of six reliable references, two of which should be peer-reviewed articles.

Write a 7–8-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources

Geography homework

 Given your new found perspective as a geographer, compare two places that, while distant from each other, share similarity in some aspect of their physical geography. The two locations can be local (where you live), somewhere that you have only visited once or twice, or somewhere you would like to visit someday. Feel free to use any concepts from this course, such as weather, seasons, water resources, terrain, etc. You can use outside references, as

long as you cite them using any standard citation style (endnotes, footnotes, MLA, etc).

A Current Global Issue – Climate Change

Briefly discuss a current global issue, indicating why you consider it important and what you suggest should be done to deal with it. External sources should not be used, unless crucial to making your point clear.

Health Insurance Reimbursements

Health care financial management is complex and an effective health care administrator must understand what makes up the foundation to financial operations.  This includes: health insurance (private and social) and reimbursements, private vs. not-for profit entities, costs and expenditures, capital, materials management, and budgeting.   Provide a substantive 150 to 250 word initial post that fully answers the following questions:

  • Outline and discuss the major categories of reimbursements and costs in a health care organization.  How do they influence each other?
  • In addition, how do expenses and revenues affect the specific types of budgets outlined?

Utilize at least one scholarly source, cited in correct APA format that supports factual statements and conclusions about the topic.  Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers by Day 7.

Geography 2-3 page assignment

Two videos for this assignment to watch.

1) Please watch the story of Buddha:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIlcgbS8PuE (Links to an external site.)

2) Please watch a 2nd video on Confucius:

www.biography.com/people/confucius-9254926/videos/confucius-full-episode-2073086338 (Links to

Submit 2-3 page paper: Compare and contrast one of these two religions with Christianity.  Pay particular attention to the philosophical differences of the compared religions. Why might cultures that evolved from these religious traditions behave so differently? Did Geography impact religious ‘transmission’?  If yes, how?

Man-made and natural disasters

You are concerned about the growing number of international man-made and natural disasters. You are looking for information as to what you can do to assist the victims of these disasters monetarily and operationally, and to help rebuild infrastructure in the affected areas.

Use the Internet and Strayer library to research ongoing disasters and crises which you predict will continue to cause international challenges over the next ten (10) years.

Create an eight to ten (8-10) slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:

  1. Select one (1) current man-made or natural disaster or crisis with international effects or implications. Analyze at least three (3) reasons why the disaster / crisis in question may cause continuing international challenges.
  2. Determine two (2) specific international government-affiliated or nonprofit organizations with the ability to assist victims of your selected disaster or crisis. Explain the nature of the role of each of these organizations in providing aid to the victims who were affected by your selected disaster or crisis.
  3. Speculate on two (2) obstacles that could thwart your identified organizations’ abilities to respond successfully to the selected disaster or crisis. Provide a rationale for your response.
  4. Suggest one (1) way in which one (1) of your selected organizations could utilize a public-private partnership to assist in emergency preparedness and planning if the selected disaster or crisis were to occur again in the future. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other related websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Format the slides of the PowerPoint presentation using headings on each slide (Arial size 32 font), bullet points highlighting the most important information for each topic (Arial size 20-24 font), and relevant, clear graphics where applicable. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Format the Notes section of each slide using full paragraphs (Times New Roman size 12 font). Use the Notes section to narrate each slide as if you were actually presenting in front of an audience. Expand on the information in the bullet points in order to fully address each assignment criteria. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a title slide containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. Note: Title slide is not included in the required assignment slide length.
  • Include a reference slide in APA 6th edition format. Note: Reference slide is not included in the required assignment slide length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Assess international disaster management and preparation for terrorist threats.
  • Predict and explore future trends and challenges in emergency management.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in emergency management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about emergency management using proper writing mechanics.

Geography Homework

I have 5 briefly explain questions and about 14 definitions need to be answered. I have one PDF file that YOU HAVE to take the answers from.
I have uploaded the file that have the questions so you can take a look at it.
looking for a writer who’s very good at english and perfect at looking for the right answer.
1) List and explain the Four Stages of Development of the Colorado River. Briefly describe specific projects, and issues that defined each period. End your answer with what you believe is to be lesson learned by the development of the Colorado River to provide water for cities.
2) In listing form, compare and contrast the physical and cultural geography of New Mexico and Arizona. You must include the following traits: physiographic provinces, climate, name and traits of the desert, the relative role of Laws of the Indies, population and ethnicity, political character, water sources, and attitudes about the U.S.-Mexico Border. List the information side by side, comparing and contrasting. End you answer with what you believe is the essential difference between these two Sunbelt states.
3) List and briefly describe some of the essential elements of Navajo culture. For example: Four Sacred Mountains and their meanings, hozho, Blessingway ceremony, and Navajo cultural beliefs. End your answer with a listed side-by-side comparison of the Navajo and Hopi nations – what are the main differences in how they settled the land, practice religion, and adapt to modern life?
4) List and briefly explain the “Traits of the Mormon Cultural Landscape.”   What was the “Plat for the City of Zion?” Then compare the Mormon Cultural Landscape to the cultural landscape traits of New Mexico villages settled under the Laws of the Indies. What is similar and what is different and why?
5) List and briefly explain the major geographic traits of the Great Plains. For example: physiography, climate (including why it is a dry region), land ownership/land use/land tenure, problems the region faces (uncertain economies, isolation, population loss, etc), demography, ethnicity, and religion.   End your answer with a paragraph that describes the Dust Bowl – what it refers to, why this disaster happened, and what land use adaptations were made because of it.
DEFININTIONS
Glen Canyon Dam, Central Arizona Project, Navajo “Long Walk”, Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute, Western Apache “Stalking with Stories”, Joseph Smith and Brigham Young (what did each emphasize in Mormon settlement), Bonneville Salt Flats, Zion (as a Mormon idea), Deseret, Colonia Dublán and Colonia Juárez (define them and say why they look so much like Utah towns), Summer Fallow System, Ogallala Aquifer, Buffalo Commons proposal, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, lodgepole pine and how is it part of a “Fire-dependent Ecosystem”

Calculate Age Adjusted Mortality Rate

  1. Calculate the 2006 all cause age-adjusted mortality rates for males and females for the United States using the direct and indirect method of age adjustment.
  2. Calculate the 2006 all cause age-adjusted mortality rates for males and females for the state in which you live using the direct and indirect method of age adjustment.
  3. Compare the calculated 2006 age-adjusted mortality rates in males and females between the United States and the state in which you live. Write a one line interpretation of the rate.

Your paper should:

  • be 1-2 pages in length.
  • properly cite research sources.
  • show how you calculated your answers.

U.S Population

From the demographic changes that will impact the delivery of health education in the coming years, Here are two most important changes:

1)U.S population will become more diverse.

2)U.S population will become older.

I need you to tell me why these two changes are important.

 NOTES:

– Use your own words only

– Use simple words

– MLA style

– No plagiarism