Physical Geography and Cultural Geography
By Matt Rosenberg, About.com Guide
- Cultural Geography
- Urban, Economic, and Transportation Geography
- Political Geography
- Calendars and Seasons
Erosion, landform development, geological processes, and geomorphology are all part of the process of developing the surface of the earth - all of interest to physical geographers.
- Erosion: Agents of Erosion
- Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic
- The Four Spheres: Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere, Lithosphere
- Soil - An Overview
Water and Ice
Three-quarters of the earth is water. Knowing about water and its solid form, ice, are important to understanding our planet.
- Oxbow Lakes
- Intertidal Zone
- Ocean Waves
- Additional Water, Ice, and Hydrologic Cycle Resources
Climate, Weather and Climate Change
The processes of the atmosphere impact human settlement on the land and as climate change continues, the impact on humans will be even more dramatic.
- An Overview of Global Warming
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Global Warming
- Milankovitch Cycles: Changes in Earth-Sun Interaction
- Koppen Climate Classification System
- Temperate, Torrid, and Frigid Zones
- Layers of the Atmosphere
- Atmosphere Composition
- El Nino and La Nina Overview
- The Mount Pinatubo Eruption that Cooled the Planet
- Rain Shadows, Orographic Lifting and Orographic Precipitation
- Trade Winds, Horse Latitudes, and the Doldrums
- Intertropical Convergence Zone
- Additional Climate Resources
Hazards and Disaster
Catastrophic or significant earth events have major impacts on human settlements and generate intense public interest in the physical geography of the planet.
Cultural geography, also known as human geography, covers a wide swath of human interaction with the land. Cultural geography includes language, religion, medicine, cities, economics, entertainment, and much more.
Urban, Economic, and Transportation Geography
Most of the world's population is concentrated in urban areas, where economic activity is concentrated. The world's urban areas are growing at an astonishing rate. The world's economy is a fascinating topic. Learn about urban, economic, and transportation geography from these resources.
- Largest Cities in the World
- Defining Urban
- Sectors of the Economy
- Busiest Airports of the World
- Busiest Ports of the World
- Primate Cities
- Interstate Highways
- Edge Cities
- The New Urbanism
- The Von Thunen Model of Agricultural Land Use
- Site and Situation
- Additional Urbam Econonomic, and Transportation Geography Resources
Political geography covers all aspects of boundaries, country, state, and nation development, international organizations, diplomacy, internal divisions, voting, and so much more. It's a fascinating topic.
- Definining an Independent Country
- The Number of Countries in the World
- United Nations Security Council
- Scotland is Not a Country
- Countries That No Longer Exist
- Landlocked Countries
- The Principality of Sealand
- Is Taiwan a Country?
- World Cup Teams That Should Not Exist
- European Union: An Overview
- Additional Political Geography Resources
Calendars and Seasons
The calendar and seasons are representations of earth's interaction with the sun. Discover a great collection of links to help you learn about seasons and calendars around the world.