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Economic Geography

Economic geography is the study of the location, distribution and spatial organization of economic activities around the world. Learn about economic geography through these articles and resources from the expert About.com Geography GuideSite.

The Golden Triangle

Overview of the Haber-Bosch Process
An overview of the Haber=Bosch process, responsible for major global population growth.

Why is Kona Coffee So Good?
Kona coffee is among the world's best. Why is Kona coffee so popular, so rare, so expensive, so perfect? It's the unique geography of the Kona coffee region.

Fossil Fuels
The geography of fossil fuels - learn about the geography of petroleum, coal, and natural gas.

Tourism in Antarctica
Tourism in Antarctica has grown from a single group trip in 1966 to more than 34,000 visitors from around the world today. Antarctica has become a major tourist destination even though it is only accessible for tourists for a few months a year.

Globalization of Gold Farming
Gold farming is the process of earning virtual money or items in MMORPG games and then selling that gold to players. There is a global divide between the gold farming countries and the gold buying countries.

Geography of Tea
Tea is the world's most popular beverage. Tea production is a multi-billion dollar industry and many countries' economies are tied to it. Learn about the geography of tea and the different types of teas.

The Dutch East India Company
The Dutch East India Company was a company whose main purpose was trade, exploration and colonization throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. It was one of the first multi-national corporations and had a major influence on exploration and global commerce.

Food Trucks
Food trucks of every variety can now be found in every major city. Their presence is beneficial as well as problematic for citizens and owners alike.

Singapore's Economic Development
Fifty years ago, the city-state of Singapore was an undeveloped country with a GDP per capita of less than US $320. Today, it is one of the worlds fastest growing economies. Learn about that dramatic growth.

Overview of GDP and GNP
Learn all about GDP, Gross Domestic Product, and GNP, Gross National Product from this article on the history, similarities and differences.

Rostow’s Stages of Growth Development Model
Discover Rostow's stages of economic growth and development, along with criticisms of his 1960 theory from this article by geographer Juliet Jacobs on Geography at About.com.

Agritourism
Agritourism is tourism to agricultural areas or sites, such as apple farms and Christmas-tree farms. It's a expanding industry as urbanites attempt to experience nearby nature.

20 Most Popular Countries as Tourist Destinations
A listing of the twenty most popular countries as tourist destinations for international travelers.

Globalisation's Eclipse of the Nation-State
Globalisation is decreasing the autonomy of the independent nation-state as countries are unified together.

Brain Drain
An overview all about the concept of brain drain where well-educated individuals from developing countries migrate to developed countries in order to have a better quality of life. Learn about brain drain from this Geography at About.com article.

Geography of Agriculture
Explore the geography of agriculture from the domestication of plants and animals to commercial agriculture, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Pacific Rim and Economic Tigers
The Pacific Rim includes countries bordering the Pacific Ocean from North and South America to Asia to Oceania. Most of these countries have experienced major economic change and growth to become components of an economically integrated trade region. Raw material and finished goods are shipped between Pacific Rim states for manufacture, packaging, and sale. Four of the Pacific Rim territories have been called "Economic Tigers" due to their aggressive economies.

Geography of Coffee
Every morning, millions of people around the world enjoy a cup of coffee to get a jump start on their day. Learn about the geography of coffee, from Geography at About.com

Grocery Stores, Supermarkets, and Piggly Wiggly
A look at the development of the modern grocery store and supermarket.

Maquiladoras
Over a million Mexican workers are employed at over three thousand maquiladoras, or export assembly plants, near the United States-Mexico border. Learn about these factories that produce goods for the U.S.A.

Mallaise
Your Guide is stricken by the dreaded Mallaise. Learn how not to get it.

Newspaper Circulation
The geography of the circulation of newspapers reveals interesting geographic features, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Sectors of the Economy - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary
An overview of the primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary, and even quinary sectors of the economy, from your About.com Guide to Geography. These sectors of the economy can divide all economic activities of a country into five categories.

Slash and Burn Agriculture - An Overview of Slash and Burn
An overview of slash and burn agriculture, used by subsistence farmers to provide temporary fertility to the soil by burning plants. This slash and burn overview is from the About.com expert Geography site.

Petroleum Geography - An Overview of Petroleum Geography
Petroleum geography is the specialized branch of geography that explores the location of petroleum resources and their geographic distribution. Learn about petroleum geography from this About.com geography article.

Sustainable Development
An overview of the environmental and green concept of sustainable development. Learn all about sustainable development of homes, businesses, and even entire communities in this method of helping to preserve the environment, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

Geographic Overview of Oil Tankers
Overview of Oil Tankers: Read this article to learn about oil tankers. Learn about the history of oil tankers as well as the types, how they work and problems with pollution from Geography at About.com.

Visit to Horton Plaza
San Diego's downtown mall has transformed the Central Business District.

Rust Belt
An overview of the Rust Belt of the United States. Learn about the economic geography of this important industrial region called the Rust Belt,...

Resource Distribution and its Consequences
An overview of the consequences of uneven resource distribution and its impact on countries that have resources and lack resources.

Currencies With the Same Name
A complete listing of global currencies that share their name among several countries.

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