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Geography and Maps
A review of several readings on geologic and climate changes.
# 138609 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Environmental Studies (General) , Geography (General)

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This paper examines two chapters that deal with geologic and climate changes over millenia and their impact on both geography and human history. The paper discusses how Weneger developed the theory of continental drift and Koppen plotted climate zones. The paper explains that human evolution and the growth of society has been heavily impacted by climates which are not static, but rather change often.

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"Earth has changed dramatically due to catastrophic events some of which were spread over millions of years, such as continental drift, which has created today's surface shape. The surface of the Earth, as a result has been drastically changed many times. (2) There have been at least five major catastrophic events, which completely altered the climate and caused mass extinctions. These include meteor collisions and massive volcanic activities. (3) Climate is not static, but rather changes often within short periods of time as it has since the Wisconsin Glaciations 18,000..."

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