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The Role of Geography

Origins of Cultural Differences
Review the power point lecture from class. Warning: this may not have the most up to date file. This is only a general overview it does not include all the diagrams, drawings, and discussions from class but it is a good place to start and a helpful review





A Brief History of the World: Cultural Origins

Download the paper from class to discover, or rediscover, how geography has shaped human history!




Visit the PBS page for Guns, Germs and Steel
Learn more about the role of geography in cultural history as Jared Diamond explained in his book. Highlights include: more info on all the geo. variables mentioned in class, an interactive world map, and much more!


What is Geographical Determinism?


PBS documentary: Guns, Germs and Steel
Watch the PBS television series that explains geography's role in shaping human history (streamed from google video)

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Last Updated: 12/05/2014
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