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Robinson, J. Lewis – Journal of Geography, 1976
Four traditions, or central themes, of geography--spatial tradition, area studies tradition, man-land tradition, and earth-science tradition--are assessed in terms of some recent trends. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Conceptual Schemes, Geographic Regions, Geography
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Harper, Robert A. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Today two opportunities are open to geography educators. First they must respond to the new opportunity to return geography to a place in the preparation of business students. Second, geography educators must take advantage of the current interest in international understanding and global education. New courses and textbooks are needed. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Business Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
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Burghardt, Andrew F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Canada did not develop strong ties with the Third World until well after World War II. Three factors that have channeled and limited Canada's relationships with developing nations--location, history, and internal political relationships--are discussed. Also examined are patterns of Canadian foreign aid and investment and peace-seeking efforts. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Yeates, Maurice – Journal of Geography, 1984
The Windsor-Quebec City axis is Canada's most important economic entity. The axis comprises four distinct physiographic units, with considerable climatic variation across the area. Containing two distinct linguistic groups (English and French), the axis has a rich agricultural system and is the manufacturing heartland of Canada. (RM)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Area Studies, Climate, Geography Instruction
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Miller, E. Willard; de Souza, Anthony R. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Instructors at all levels can draw on a wide range of materials to teach a course on the geography of Canada. Resources cited include books, journal articles, professional literature, data and maps, films, filmstrips, and slide sets. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Richason, Benjamin F., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Columbus sighted Jamaica during his second voyage and was marooned there for more than a year during his fourth. The succession of early maps of Jamaica betrays its slow development and its unimportance to early colonizers. Modern tourism is the elusive "gold" which the Spanish fortune hunters did not find. (CS)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cartography, Colonialism, Foreign Countries
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Mather, Cotton – Journal of Geography, 1984
Historical, psychological, geographical, and economic aspects of the relationship between Canada and the United States are discussed. Suggestions are presented to help American geographers planning to attend the upcoming National Council for Geographic Education conference in Toronto, Canada, enhance their understanding of Canada. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Conferences, Economics, Geography Instruction
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Hidore, John J. – Journal of Geography, 1978
Explains that population growth in Africa has caused a deterioration of vegetation and soil resources. This deterioration has resulted from overgrazing, too frequent and too extensive burning of the vegetation, and overcultivation. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Area Studies, Climate, Depleted Resources