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  • The study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries
  • (geographical) geographic: of or relating to the science of geography
  • Geography (from Greek ????????? – geographia, lit. “earth describe-write” ) is the study of the Earth and its lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena. A literal translation would be “to describe or write about the Earth”.
  • The nature and relative arrangement of places and physical features
  • study of the earth’s surface; includes people’s responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation


  • A stage in a scale or series, in particular
  • A unit of measurement of angles, one three-hundred-and-sixtieth of the circumference of a circle
  • The amount, level, or extent to which something happens or is present
  • academic degree: an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study; “he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude”
  • a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; “a remarkable degree of frankness”; “at what stage are the social sciences?”
  • a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; “a moderate grade of intelligence”; “a high level of care is required”; “it is all a matter of degree”


  • Steven (Paul) (1955–), US computer entrepreneur. He set up the Apple computer company in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and served as chairman until 1985, returning in 1997 as CEO. He is also the former CEO of the Pixar animation studio
  • (job) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; “estimates of the city’s loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars”; “the job of repairing the engine took several hours”; “the endless task of classifying the samples”; “the farmer’s morning chores”
  • (job) occupation: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; “he’s not in my line of business”
  • (job) profit privately from public office and official business

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geography, 3rd Edition
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geography, 3rd Edition
Don’t know much about geography?

This updated edition will bring readers up-to-date on new country names, capital cities, flags, ruling governments, changes to production and economics, and more. It also examines the basis for recent geographical, environmental, and political events shaping geography.
—Presents up-to-date statistics related to country size, population, and geopolitical makeup
—Emphasizes human geography for students needing assistance with the Advanced Placement Human Geography exam


Career Planning for Dummies
By Gerald Nachman on 5.25.11 @ 6:08AM

Cursive handwriting will no longer be taught in several elementary schools, according to a recent New York Times story, plus which job marketers now question the need for a college education when it’s so hard to find work no matter how many degrees you have.

Doing away with the tiresome need to learn handwriting, and indeed with learning itself, is a long overdue development. By sheer dumb luck, the United States has done extremely well at graduating a nation of knuckle heads despite such impediments as being able to write in longhand and preparing for higher education.

But if U.S. high school students expect to hold on to their traditional place as global know-nothings on history, math, geography and literature, it’s time to better organize the dumbing down of American youth. It makes sense to discourage kids from having to learn anything beyond the age of 17 when they might make better use of their time on the unemployment line and welfare rolls.

By abandoning the need to learn handwriting and by sending young people off to obtain pointless four-year educations, it’s now possible to create even more high school students who can’t find Iraq on the map, think the Civil War was in the 1960s, and never heard of Vice President Joe Biden. By accelerated illiteracy programs, high schoolers might one day not even need to know what a "map" is, nor a "vice president."

One efficient way to achieve this goal is to stop forcing children to write. Instead of teaching handwriting, there clearly needs to be grade school courses in texting, twittering, and the use of initials, smiley faces. and icons in lieu of burdensome words and sentences longer than 144 characters. In lieu of cursive handwriting, the curriculum can start focusing on teaching kids how to communicate through cave drawing and smoke signals.

Likewise (and as I myself noted decades ago while flunking algebra), math is a huge waste of time when calculators are so handy, and when dreary historical data — indeed, facts of all kinds — is but a mouse click away on Wikipedia. Why bother with the arduous work of learning geography when Mapquest and GPS are available? As for formal English, nobody really needs to speak much anymore when they can communicate so much better via iPhone. E-mails are already going the way of the handwritten letter.

That old idea of learning for its own sake is so last century. You say you can’t get into Harvard or even a community college? Not a big deal. For the career-minded, there is always McDonald’s Hamburger University, where you can earn an advanced degree in Egg McMuffin engineering.

A college degree, it now appears, may actually hinder you when you look for a job, as this transcript from a major head-hunting firm reveals:

Human resources interviewer: I see here on your resume, Tom, that you spent four years at Yale studying English literature — exactly what was the purpose of that? You don’t seem to have used your time very constructively when you might have been learning the fine points of dicing onions, emptying ketchup bottles, and dispensing Quarter Pounders, all useful skills in today’s complex business world.

Applicant: I realize I messed up, but I consider those four years at Yale youthful indiscretions that shouldn’t count against my chance for employment here. I might also point out that I have zero knowledge of current events, and, better still, I can’t even write my own name!

HR interviewer: Well, that’s a start. But I’m worried that a college education may get in the way of your work here as fry cook intern. I’m not sure we can afford to take a chance on someone who frittered away four years at Yale reading Chaucer, Keats, and Shakespeare.

Applicant: But I need to point out that I was next to last in my class, with a 1.2 grade point average, flunked out twice, and was suspended for cheating on a final exam.

HR interviewer: It is encouraging that at least you made an earnest effort to squander your time at Yale.

Applicant: I did my best. I almost forgot to mention that I can’t spell and haven’t opened a book since graduation. Certainly that should count for something.

HR interviewer: Hmm, yes, that’s pretty impressive, but I just don’t know. Let me ask you a few final questions, a sort of oral exam. Who exactly is Barack Obama?

Applicant: I don’t follow sports much but I think he plays for the Green Bay Packers. No, wait — he’s with the Mets!

HR interviewer: Very good. A couple of more things: how many states in the Union?

Applicant: I just have no idea. I don’t belong to a union.

HR interviewer: Encouraging. OK, one more: if I gave you a $20 bill for an order that comes to $12.75, how much change should I get back?

Applicant: This sounds like a trick question.

HR interviewer: I like your can’t-do attitude, so maybe we’ll take a chance and give you a shot. Can you start tomorrow on the salad prep line?



35. I call today a milestone because this is also my age. So. Rather than wait until day 50 and then have to come up with 50 facts about myself…lets do it now and shave 15 off that daunting number.

Oh boy. Here goes.

1) I am a leftie. 2) And a Gemini.
3) My oldest brother suggested my first name to my parents.
4) When I was 25 I bought a manual transmission vehicle not knowing how to drive it because I wanted to learn to drive with a stick shift (and I regretted my purchase for about six months).
5) For most of my childhood I wanted to be a boy because my parents were old fashioned and wouldn’t let me play sports or drive the waterski boat.
6) I work in a male-dominated field (if my dad wasn’t practically senile he’d be horrified. He thought I should be a nurse or a teacher. Yuck.)
7) I really don’t like the mole on my chin because everyone thinks it’s a zit.
8) I have a science degree in Geography.
9) The only reason it isn’t a Biology degree is because the idea of taking Calculus terrified me.
10) The grossest and most hilarious job I ever had once required me to hold 200 wriggling, squealing, excrement-covered piglets so I could write a number on each of their backs in permanent marker. The markers quickly stopped working because of all the…poo. Poop-covered pigs are slippery.
11) A horse once bit me (it wasn’t a good place to be bit). The horse was named Kansas and if he hadn’t had a little boy with Spina Bifida on his back at that moment I would have smacked him really hard. That horse was smart. And a jerk. He knew what he was doing.
12) I’ve been praying for twins since ever since I found out my dad was a twin. And my sister.
12) I’m getting married to a guy who has twin nieces. His dad was also a twin.
13) Neither of my parents were born in Canada.
14) I peed my pants when I was like, 12. I was at camp. It’s a long embarrassing story. My best friend thought I had a bladder problem for YEARS after that.
15) Every time I wear lipstick I feel a bit like a whore. Did I already mention my parents were really conservative?
16) I have spent three months of my life wading in sewage (I had the job for a year – three months required the wading around part). One of the reasons I got that job was because during the interview I told them nothing could be as bad as getting crapped on by a pig. Maybe instead of explaining how I got the job I should explain why I WANTED the job. Hmmmm.
17) The craziest thing I’ve ever eaten is a kumak. That is the Inuit word for a fly larva that is laid under the skin of a caribou. They were once an Inuit delicacy and eaten raw. We boiled them and ate them with a chaser of honey. And then a shot of rye.
18) If I could do it all over again (knowing what I know now of course) I’d become a commercial helicopter pilot.
19) And I would have studied harder in school. 20) And dated less.
21) And skipped that first marriage.
22) Dolls freak me out. 23) And I really dislike clowns.
24) I believe in ghosts.
25) Tonight my sister-in-law took my hand and told me that now I was the closest thing she had to my brother. At that moment, it felt like my brother was there. Almost like he was looking through my eyes and holding her hand with me. I might be totally crazy. Or just really tired. It was one of the most powerful feelings I’ve had for a long time. The last time I felt that strongly was when I was compelled to give a near stranger a book for his niece about motherless daughters. That stranger is now my fiance.
26) I was once snorkeling off the coast of New Zealand (actually I was swimming with dolphins or rather they were swimming circles around me) and I looked down and realized that a seal was watching me from below. We made eye contact and examined each other for a moment and then it disappeared. It’s one of the most magical moments of my life.
27) I’m the baby of the family. The youngest of five children.
28) My mother died when I was 18.
29) One of my brothers died when I was 13.
30) 28 and 29 are the two things that have defined my life the most.
31) My Oma is 96. It seems most of my family doesn’t make it past 60. I’m telling my cells to take a page from my grandma’s book.
32) I took one drag from one cigarette when I was 11. It was enough to make me never want to smoke again.
33) I was very briefly a Mary Kay consultant. It didn’t last long since hardly anyone I know wears make-up. I did it because I like(d) the cleansing products. It was a bad idea because I feel like such a trollop when I wear make-up.
34) I can’t think of who I’ve told about the peeing my pants episode and now I’ve posted it on the internet.
35) During the summer when I was 15 I was approached three different times about becoming a model. My mother said no because she already thought I was too skinny and was worried that I’d end up with an eating disorder. She was probably right. If she had said yes I wouldn

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Introduction to Geography
This market-leading book introduces college students to the breadth and spatial insights of the field of geography. The authors’ approach allows the major research traditions of geography to dictate the principal themes. Chapter 1 introduces students to the four organizing traditions that have emerged through the long history of geographical thought and writing: earth science, culture-environment, location, and area analysis. Each of the four parts of this book centers on one of these geographic perspectives.