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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:27:28 +0000

 



Do You Know the 7 Wonders of the World?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The definitive listing of the ancient and modern Seven Wonders of the World, including the new 7 wonders of the world.



What Are the Different Types of Maps?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn about the different types of maps used in geography including topographic, thematic, climate, resource, physical, political, and road maps.



How Big Are the Continents?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Information about the world's largest continent in area and the largest continent in population, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



Begin Exploring the Age of Exploration with...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

An overview of the history of the Age of Exploration and its impact on the geography of the world, from the About.com Geography site.



From Baby Boomers to Millennials! Discover the...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Recent generations in the United States and their names, from the About.com expert site for geography.



A List of Current Communist Countries in the...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn about all of the communist countries in the world with this detailed list describing each country's political system.



So, How Many Countries Are There in the World?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Discover the precise number of countries are in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



Discover the 20 Largest Countries in the World

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A listing of the biggest countries in area in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



A Quick Overview of the 5 Themes of Geography

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The five themes of geography provide a framework for teaching geography; they include location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region.



What Is Absolute Location?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A definition of the geography term absolute location, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



What are the Four Spheres of the Earth?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn about the four spheres of the earth - the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere.



What Are Your Career Options With a Geography...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn about various job opportunities in the field of geography, from your About.com Expert to Geography.



What Are the Sectors of the Economy?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

An overview of the primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary, and even quinary sectors of the economy. These sectors of the economy can divide all economic activities of a country into five categories.



U.S. Time Zone Map

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A detailed time zone map of the United States. This map provides county-level boundaries of the time zones of the United States. Page 203.



A List of All the Olympic Game Cities Since 1896

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A complete listing of all Olympic Game cities from the beginning of the modern Olympics in 1896 through 2020. Includes all Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games host cities.



How Many World Capitals Can You Name?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A comprehensive listing of the capitals of every country on earth, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



What Is the Importance of Site and Situation in...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The terms site and situation are used in the field of geography to help us understand why a city is located where it is located. Learn about these basic geographic concepts of site and situation.



Geography Glossary: What, Exactly, Are...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A definition of the geography term push-pull factors, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



What Is the Oldest Country in the World?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Discover the answer to the common geography question, what is the oldest country in the world? This article about the oldest country in the world comes from the About.com Geography GuideSite.



The 15 Oldest Cities in the United States

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Oldest Cities in the United States: Refer to this list to learn about the 15 oldest cities in the United States from Geography at About.com.



An Overview of the Sub-Disciplines of Geography

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The field of geography is a vast and wondrous academic field with thousands of researchers working in dozens of interesting branches of geography.



What Are the Major Lines of Latitude and...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn about the three most important lines of latitude on Earth - the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn.



5 Countries that Make Up the Scandinavian Region

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Countries of Scandinavia: Refer to this list to learn about the five countries that are generally included as part of the Scandinavian region from Geography at About.com.



Where Am I? The Secrets of Latitude and Longitude

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn to understand the latitude and longitude lines running across your maps and globes. An overview of latitude and longitude from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



Do You Know Where the World's Newest Ocean is?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The International Hydrographic Organization has created a new ocean - the Southern Ocean - surrounding Antarctica. Learn about the world's new fifth ocean, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.



What Were the Largest Cities Throughout History?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Tertius Chandler examined the populations of the largest cities in the world from ancient times to the modern era, using pre-census measurements as a guide.



How Is a Population's Growth and Decline...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

An overview of the Crude Birth Rate, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



Why Are There Different Colors on Maps?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Maps usually use a standard palette of map colors to represent features on the earth. Learn about map colors from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



How Many Continents Are There on Earth? It's...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A discussion of what constitutes the seven continents of the world. Or are there 6 and not 7 continents? From your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



Why Do Geographers Create and Use Thematic Maps?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

An overview of thematic maps and their types; thematic maps are used to display data on a map. Learn about thematic maps and cartography from the About.com Geography site.



What Are the Highest Mountain Peaks in the US?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

What are the highest point in the United States? This list of the 20 highest peaks tells you about the highest peak in the U.S. as well as the highest in the 48 contiguous states.



The 17 Smallest Countries in the World (They're...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A list of the seventeen smallest countries in the world. All of these countries are extremely small and are less than 200 square miles in area.



3 Countries That Are Not Members of the United...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Find out which countries are non-members of the United Nations, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



What Is the Difference Between Relative...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn the difference between relative location and absolute location, and when it is best to use each of these geographic terms.



What Is Studied in Human Geography?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Human geography is one of the major branches of geography. Learn all about human geography through this overview from the expert About.com Geography GuideSite.



What Is the Difference Between Country, State,...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Discover the definition of an independent country and find out the difference between a country, state, and nation, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.



Do You Really Know What a Map Is? Find Out

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn the answer to the question - What Is a Map? - with this basic, easily-understood overview of maps.



Don't Get Lost: Here's a Basic Guide to Map...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn about map reading and how to use the different parts of a map from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



How Does Culture Spread Around the World?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A discussion of the sources of culture (culture hearths), the regions of culture (culture regions), and the spread of culture (cultural diffusion) around the world, from the About.com Geography site.



What is The Difference Between the United...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Find out the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England. Plus, what does Ireland have to do with all of this?!



How Low and High Pressure Affects Global Weather

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

An overview of high pressure and low pressure and how air pressure impacts the weather and climate of an area. Learn all about high and low pressure from this About.com Geography article.



How Does the Core-Periphery Theory Divide Up...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The world can readily be divided into a core and periphery, with the core containing most of the wealth while the periphery contains most of the population. Read this article to learn about the core and periphery model of the world.



What Are the New 7 Wonders of the World?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The Internet's most famous expert geographer presents a new modern listing of the Seven Wonders of the World. From the About.com Guide to Geography, Matt Rosenberg.



What Are the Advantages of Global Warming?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Your About.com expert Guide to Geography provides a listing of the significant advantages and disadvantages of global warming.



Geography of the World's Oceans - List of the...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A closer look at the five oceans of the world.



All You Wanted to Know about the Green Revolution

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn all about the Green Revolution from this overview and history of the Green Revolution from the About.com Geography site.



What Is Relative Location?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A definition of the geography term relative location.



What Is the Longest Day of the Year?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The summer solstice is the longest day in the year but it's not the day of earliest sunrise or sunset - learn more about this intriguing occurrence.



All About the Sahara, the World's Largest Hot...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The Sahara Desert is one of the world's largest and driest deserts. Located in northern Africa, the Sahara Desert is encompassed by several countries. Learn about the Sahara Desert from the expert About.com Geography GuideSite.



10 Important Facts About China's One Child Policy

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Ten essential facts about China's One Child Policy, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.



Discover 34 New Countries Created Since 1990

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Discover the impressive number of new countries that have become independent all around the world since 1990. This list also provides the history behind the new country creations.



Countries of the World Divided into 8 Regions

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

An official listing of countries arranged by eight world regions, as selected and determined by Matt Rosenberg, the About.com Guide to Geography. Find out which countries fit into which world regions.



Find Out the 20 Largest National Parks in the US

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Largest United States National Parks: Refer to this list to learn about the twenty largest national parks in the U.S. from Geography at About.com.



How Much Should You Worry About Acid Rain?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

An overview of acid rain and its history, causes, effects, solutions to how it is being mitigated in our environment.



How We Define Various Types of Water Bodies

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Find out the similarities (and differences) between different types of water bodies, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



Is Taiwan a Country?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A essay about whether Taiwan should be considered an country independent from mainland China.



What is the Von Thunen Model?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Discover the practical model for agricultural land use surrounding a city, the Von Thunen Model, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



All You Need to Know about the Supercontinent...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

An overview of the supercontinent of Pangea, which covered one-third of the planet and began to break up about 200 million years ago to form the modern continents of today.



How Far Is It From One Latitude Line to the Next?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The grid system of latitude and longitude helps us navigate the Earth. Do you know how far it is from one degree to the next? Discover the answer.



Current World Population

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Discover the current world population and historic world population totals and growth since the year one, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



Learn about the Controversial Theory of...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

An overview of the topic of environmental determinism, a controversial and often considered a racist topic that explained why people are the way they are based on their geographic surroundings.



Can You Name All 7 Wonders of the Modern World?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The American Society of Civil Engineers selected Seven Wonders of the Modern World, engineering marvels



Answers to All Your Questions About Planet Earth

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Impress your friends with this collection of facts about Earth: size, composition, distance from the sun and moon, age, deepest point, and many more.



How Many People on Earth Share Your Birthday?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Discover how many people share your birthday around the world, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



How Water, Wind, Ice and Waves Erode the Earth

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn about water, wind, ice, and waves - the agents of erosion that wear away at the surface of the earth.



These Are the 24 Countries That Use the Euro

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A listing of the countries that utilize the euro as their official currency. This euro country list is from your About.om Expert to Geography.



Ten Facts About the Pacific Northwest

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Read this article to learn about the Pacific Northwest. Learn ten important geographic facts about the Pacific Northwest from Geography at About.com.



Can You Fill in Blank Maps of the World?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Test your knowledge of geography by exploring blank maps of countries and continents throughout the world. Print the maps for free and discover key facts.



How to Convert Decimal Degrees Into Degrees,...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A simple description of how to convert degrees in decimal form into degrees using degree, minutes, and seconds.



What is the Peters Projection?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

What is the difference between the Peters Projection and the Mercator Map, and why are they so hotly debated among geographers and map makers?



All You Wanted to Know about the Suez Canal

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A history and overview of the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea through Egypt. Learn all about the Suez Canal from this About.com article from the Geography GuideSite.



Can You Name the 8 Main Islands of Hawaii?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Islands of Hawaii: Refer to this list to learn information about Hawaii's eight main islands from Geography at About.com.



What You Should Know about Plate Tectonics

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The development and history of plate tectonics, from its innovation by Alfred Wegener to how scientists today understand how the plates of the Earth's lithosphere move.



Why is Negative Population Growth Important?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Twenty countries have zero or negative natural population growth and almost all will see significant population losses by the year 2050.



The 10 Largest Coral Reefs in the World

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A listing of the world's 10 largest coral reefs, including their name, size, and location in the world's ocean.



Can You Name All 50 State Capitals?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The state capitals of the fifty states of the United States of America, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



Learn about the 1991 Mount Pinatubo Volcanic...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines killed hundreds, damaged thousands of homes, and had negative effects on the whole planet.



Find Out the Four Traditions of Geography

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Explanation of the four traditions of geography, created by geographer William D. Pattison in 1963.



What Are the Functions of the United Nations?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A comprehensive history and overview of the United Nations and its activities around the world.



The 3 Types of Rock Cycles

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Discover how igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks are created and how they can be recycled as part of the rock cycle.



An A to Z List of Countries That No Longer Exist

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Listing of countries that no longer exist. Learn what happened to missing countries like Tibet, Rhodesia, Siam, and others.



Country Flags

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A huge collection of country flags from around the world. All the flags of the world are represented here.



Do You Know How a City and Town Are Different?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

How do we distinguish a city from a town? While it is a matter of the population size, the real answer will vary based on the country and state.






Learn the Basics About Spain

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Geography of Spain: Read this article to learn about the country of Spain. Learn about Spain's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.



What Are Temperature Inversion Layers?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn about temperature inversion layers and their impact on local climates and smog, from the About.com expert geography site.



Where on Earth is 0° Latitude, 0°...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

The equator and prime meridian have to meet somewhere, but where on Earth is that? Discover the answer to this common geography trivia question.



Learn All of Mexico's States and Districts

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

States of Mexico: Refer to this list to learn about the 31 states of Mexico and one Federal District from Geography at About.com.



10 Interesting and Unusual Facts about the...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

USA Facts: Read this article to learn ten facts about the United States. Learn facts about temperatures, land area and history from Geography at About.com.



What Region Is Your State Located in?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

What region is your state located within? Check out this listing of U.S. regions, with their accompanying states.



What Are the Layers of Atmosphere?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Learn about the layers of the atmosphere - the Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Exosphere - from your About.com Guide to Geography.



Brief History of the Panama Canal

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A brief history and overview of the Panama Canal in Panama, connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



What Is Population Density -- And Where Is it...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

How does one compute population density? What country is the most densely populated? Which one is the least?



Is Greenland a Country?

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Find out the current status of Greenland - is Greenland a country or a territory or what? Does Greenland have a capital? Learn more from this Geography at About.com article.



15 Important Facts About Brazil

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Overview of Brazil: Read this article to learn about the 15 most important facts to know about Brazil- South America's largest country by area. Learn Important facts about Brazil from Geography at About.com.



An Overview of Geomorphology

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A great overview of geomorphology, which is the science of landforms with an emphasis on their origin, evolution, form, and distribution across the physical landscape. This overview of geomorphology is part of the About.com Geography site.



Geography Quizzes - The Internet's Best...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

Test your geographic knowledge with the latest geography quiz - this page provides a listing of all the past geography quizzes from your About.com Guide to Geography.



The Truth About Christopher Columbus's Life

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

A brief biographical overview of Christopher Columbus, the explorer who discovered North America for Europe.



Read Up on the Positives and Negatives of...

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

An overview and assessment of the increased interconnectedness among countries, most notably in the areas of economics, politics, and culture.



3 Ways of Showing a Map's Scale

2016-09-29T11:27:28Z

This article provides the definition of large and small scale maps. Learn how to read distances on maps through its scale.