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Geography Book Report/Review

Latin America
The people lacked adequate information on how to deal with many of the issues that they encountered. This was as they engaged in this form of commerce in the society. This is with respect to being mothers and wives.This book offers an insight into the life of the community of peasants in Mexico in the eighteenth century. This strongly related to the aspects of poverty that affected the region. This had adverse effects on the way of living in the area. This meant the there was a very deep
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Book review Earth in Mind by David W Orr 1994
He believes that the reformed education system should have a new set of objectives formulated under a novel relationship with the environment. According to the author, presently the human civilization is faced with a crisis where individuals are found lacking in their sense of perception, their power of thinking and their value systems. Orr categorizes this state as a challenge for the education system. The process of education grooms and nurtures the character of an individual and shapes his
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: a Muslim traveler of the Fourteenth Century
The research states that as the reader begins the Journey with Dunn, he will be immediately arrested by the fact that there is very little difference in the way the narrative was presented from that of the primary source. This is especially the case for those who have read the rihla as narrated by Ibn Battuta and his young literary collaborator or its modern copies.
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Foundation of Modern Geography
This research tells that the Geomorphology chapter in Foundation of Modern Geography entails the original work and foundation of landforms and land forming processes in America while the geomorphology chapter in Geography in America, at the Dawn of 21st Century, entails critical research and modification of the original work done by the geographers who wrote the initial book. 
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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The Dsintegration of Rural Russia
Despite the fact that the population of the country’s urban region is on the increase, most Russians who live in these urban areas were born and raised in rural villages. This confirms the fact that agriculture does indeed play a key role in the Russian economy and rural village life.
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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River Town by Peter Hessler
For Hessler, learning Chinese was painful. The writing was even harder since they do not write like Americans. The Chinese teaching style is different from the western style thus this made it difficult for him to communicate with the students. According to Hessler, the Chinese believe that if a child is wrong, he or she has to be corrected immediately. To avoid being punished, the students had to try their best to, please the teacher (Hessler, 2010) . Hessler had a nasty experience with the
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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The Day the World Exploded
Interminable torrents of searing dust and powder consumed several towns and municipalities; and choked the burning ocean. If many were destroyed by the rushing torrents of the tsunamis, others were destroyed by the raining of thick black volcanic ash. Indeed, in Winchester’s point of view, "It was the greatest detonation, the loudest sound, the most devastating volcanic event in modern recorded human history, and it killed more than thirty-six thousand people." (Winchester 22)However, the
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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Paper Review: Flood, Drought and Water Resources
This type of responsible use of the earth’s resources, such as is occurring in parts of Brazil, is a good model moving forward (Yan, et.Deforestation is quite a complex concept. As such, it is difficult to truly understand the scope of the problem. Many would argue that deforestation is not an issue at all, since the earth is constantly regenerating itself. As such, more time and data is needed to truly understand the scope of the problem and how to solve it to allow the earth to have the
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Redevelopment - Zoning of Cities and States
Planning requires extensive research as well as accommodation of plans that can be developed and altered to prevent the incidences witnessed in Detroit. Plans were created, but could not stand rapid changes causing them to become obsolete on the design of others.However, the plans took shape in the early 1940’s when business owners cooperated with the local government in the development of a zoning ordinance and protection against blight (39). This move targeted the redevelopment of the areas
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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Planet of Slums for Geography Urban Planing and Development
Davis also states that international organizations alongside the relevant government also have a role to play in the development of these slums (Davis, 2012). He states that contemporary slums are made of the poor material such as straws, bricks, and even plastics that have been recycled.
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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American Contradictions and Pastoral Visions
The author also acknowledges the difference that occurs in aesthetic expectation. The expectation is shown to be real, and others are unreal (Schauman, 1998). There are unreal things that exist in our mind. Many people have little knowledge of farmed landscapes yet it appears prominent in the country.
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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The Mistaken Extinction-Dinosaur Evolution and Origin of Birds
Occam’s razor or the Principle of Parsimony is used by the author. It is a type of problem-solving method which was devised by William of Ockham. It is based on the idea that since everything of the hypothesis is uncertain therefore fewer assumptions made is a better choice of obtaining an error-free answer.
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Unequal Unstable Urban World and Global Slums
The influential book of Mike Davis is on the enormous growth of settlements all over the world. The overall purpose of the book is to provide a statement to the people that they are a planet of slums. The values of Davis is to provide statistical data and effective detailed analyzed work.
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Book Review
Be stated as ascertaining the beliefs of the people about the nation to become ‘post-racial America’ during the tenure of the US President Barack Obama. In this regard, the author Squires tried to advocate different prospective and the mystiques behind the American societal environment in the current scenario (Squires, 2014).The book titled “The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century” itself provides a fundamental understanding about the prospective of the
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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The Yacoubian Building
The brutality indicates that homosexuality is a completely outlawed and unacceptable act as such the victims gain disrespect. By the author, indicating that, all Hatim’s employees were aware of his homosexuality but still failed to show it indicates that the society accepted the act. As such, the author presents and treats homosexuality with respect. The society presented is decaying morally, and the unethical practices take on course. The author incorporates the decadence in treating
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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The Far-reaching Effects of Major Eruption
Erupted materials fall into three major categories; the dense materials are fresh magma fragments, pumice, and older volcanic agglomerates derided from the flanks of volcano falling on the ground. The second class contains fiery gaseous rushes made up of droplets of fresh molten materials.
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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GIS-Based Approach for Hurricane Hazard
For example description on the basis of single family use or for retail use was done. Within classification, essential facilities were also recognized. These includes healthcare centers, schools, and police stations. The usage of SPRC was appropriate in this regards since it helps to describe the propagation and the effect of an event i. right from the initiation of the hazards, through the path taken to the receptor and hazard impact.The researchers also indicated the elements at risk such as
Pages: 2 (500 words), Book Report/Review
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The Monkeys Voyage How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
By knocking down the notion that the gentle course of continental drift is the major force behind the unusual distribution of creatures, de Queiroz highlights the unpredictable and dynamic nature of the account of life. In this book, de Queiroz tries to present his arguments completely convincingly.
Pages: 7 (1750 words), Book Report/Review
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The Monkey's Voyage Book Review
In writing this book, the author manages to use the three scientific approaches that are always used in scientific research. These approaches are, the identification of the historical origin of the concept, the concept itself, and any future consideration regarding the concept. In giving an explanation on the reasons why the same species are found in different parts of the continent, Dr. de Queiroz begins by providing the historical biogeography, and the reasons why he thinks that the breakage
Pages: 7 (1750 words), Book Report/Review
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