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Department
Geography
Course
GGR329H5
Professor
Pierre Desrochers
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 1 Geography is the shape of the earth, the land etc. Globalization is like touching of borders, trade, and investment Buy Guns, Germs, and steel textbook Password for turnitin iS “GEOGRAPHY” (all caps) Environmental determinism (ED): physical environment determines fate of humans Original theory was ED that climate matters most in determining successful cultures and people -problems witht his theory: - best climate: doesn’t always dominate culture -correlation doesn’t prove causation -ED = colonialism, eugenics, Nazism After WWII this begins to move away from this theory Sach’s ED 1) Almost all tropical countries are poor, while countries in mid and high latitudes are rich 2) Coastal economies are generally wealthier than landlocked ones (moving things on water is cheaper than moving things on land) 3) Countries close to large markets more
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