Looking at the causes, effects, and impacts of different waves of migration. Introduction Immigration and refugees have long been debated in US political discourse. Given the current controversies surrounding human migration, we thought it would be useful to dig up some resources that examine the environmental contexts of historical immigrant and refugee waves. In some cases,[…]
A history of cartographers toying with the relationship between touch and sight. Originally published by the Harvard Map Collection, republished with embed permission for educational, non-commercial purposes.
Analyzing the evolution of the map of the world in the 20th century, from the Navy League map of 1901 to a digital world view a century later. Introduction Maps have been around for centuries, but the 20th century was a golden age of map-making. It was the first period of near-universal map literacy, when maps[…]
From Paleolithic cave drawings to the futuristic possibility of immersive geographies. Originally published by Nova Scotia Community College, republished with embed permission for educational, non-commercial purposes.
Looking at the sum of knowledge when Alexander began his conquests from Macedon, the tiny kingdom in distant Greece. By Sanujit The first text in Greek devoted entirely to India was written by Ctesias in the fourth century BCE. Only fragments of it survive. Yet he was probably the most widely quoted author on India,[…]
A nationwide move is both hectic and adventurous. Moving itself is enough to make you stressful and worried then settling at the new place may make you more nervous. But by following the tips and tricks given below, you can make your move easier and relaxing. Like all other tasks of life, the key to[…]
Behind every manuscript map lies an individual’s hand. Originally published by the Harvard Map Collection, republished with embed permission for educational, non-commercial purposes.
Geoarchaeology in action: the story of the River Tyburn from 11,500 years ago to the present. Originally published by Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), republished with embed permission for educational, non-commercial purposes.
Soil is a valuable resource that needs to be carefully managed as it is easily damaged. Introduction Soil is the thin layer of material covering the earth’s surface and is formed from the weathering of rocks. It is made up mainly of mineral particles, organic materials, air, water and living organisms—all of which interact slowly[…]
The Maya Civilisation can be traced as far back as 2000 BCE. Introduction Geology is not just about looking at rocks. From finding oil and gas and tackling climate change to manufacturing, archaeology or geopolitics, geoscientists appear in most spheres of today’s world and economy, albeit often behind the scenes. In a new series of[…]