"How do the characteristics of the villages Navenby and Dorrington differ?" This is the overall question that I have to answer in order to investigate the differences and similarities of the two rural villages: Navenby and Dorrington. To help answer this question I went on a field trip to Lincolnshire to take notes on the site, situation, size, morphology and services of Navenby and Dorrington. There are various elements in which I can investigate to identify these factors for my two chosen villages. These are: *Land use *Amenities or Services *Comparison of settlement patterns *Age of evolution of settlements *Site *Situation There are five questions I have devised to ask to make a basis for my investigation between Navenby and Dorrington: "How and why do the sites of Navenby and Dorrington differ?" "How and why do the situations of Navenby and Dorrington differ?" "How and why does the morphology of Navenby and Dorrington differ?" "How and why do the population sizes of Navenby and Dorrington differ?" "How and why do the levels of services of Navenby and Dorrington differ?" These questions are suitable in helping to answer the overall question because all of these things being asked are all characteristics of a village. Enabling to break them down means that we are able to look at the villages in a lot more detail and make notes on things specifically. To
" Discuss the history, geography and ecology of the rabbit invasion in Australia. Explain whether the complete eradication from Australiais feasible."
" Discuss the history, geography and ecology of the rabbit invasion in Australia. Explain whether the complete eradication from Australia is feasible." Numerous studies have been contacted on the Rabbit in Australia (Parer,I.(1977),Twigg, E.L., Lowe, J.T., Wheeler, G.A., Gray, S.G., Martin, R.G. & Barker,W.(1998), Wheeler,H.S. &King,R.D. (1985), Rolls,E.C. (1969)), covering issues such as it's population ecology, dispersal, survival and the efficiencies of the various control methods that have been used up to date. In the early stages of the rabbit plague, fences were erected to prevent dispersal or slow the rate of dispersal, but these proved to costly and ineffective. The fifties saw the introduction of the biological control agent, myxoma virus. This had great success initially but unfortunately the government failed to capitalize on the success, with continued control. The Rabbit Calcivirus Disease (RCD) was introduced (albeit accidentally) in the early 1990's. A highly infectious disease, spread by direct contact or by vectors (mosquito) with a mortality rate between 50-90%. However young kittens are not as susceptible as older rabbits (Linton 2001) and when the female goes on to breed they are able to pass on maternal antibodies to their young. In determining whether or not the complete eradication of the rabbit in Australia is a feasible concept, one needs
The hypothesis for this piece of coursework is "Exeter is dealing well with its traffic needs" As shown in the maps on the previous page Exeter is a city in the south-west of England, with areas like Dartmoor which is a national park nearby, Exeter is also surrounded by towns and villages like Topsham, Exmouth, Starcross and Lympstone. At the moment Exeter's population is around 111,000 but is always growing. Exeter has many transport links, including two main train stations and a few more local ones, a successful bus service, many roads in and surrounding Exeter and an international airport. Exeter's main train stations are Central station which is a few minute walk to the city centre and St David's station which is a 15-20 minutes walk or a few minute bus journey. Exeter has more local train station such as St Thomas train station, but these unlike the two main train stations which have trains which travel all around the country only have trains which travel to closer towns or cities. Exeter's main bus service which is Stagecoach, has many routes which enables you to travel around and just past the outskirts of Exeter, Stagecoach also have a Main bus station in Exeter which also has less frequent buses which travel further to place all around England. The last transport link which Exeter has is Exeter's international airport which as well as flying chartered flights also
What Affect has the outward movement of retailing office and service provision had on: Surrounding rural Settlements; City Centres
What Affect has the outward movement of retailing office and service provision had on: Surrounding rural Settlements; City Centres a.) The Retail Revolution that has been occurring in waves since the 1970's was such a shift in the way in which our services are provided that consequences for surrounding areas were inevitable. With the first wave of decentralisation of the inner city areas supermarket food industries left to edge-of-city sites causing much strain on the need for corner shops which in comparison to the mega-stores were of low variety and unattractive to shoppers. This coupled with the fact that the residents of rural areas were increasingly becoming more mobile meant that there was an overall decline in general store and corner shops in many rural areas that neighboured large cities. With a decline in services available close by there are always going to be people who lose out. For instance older residents that perhaps have lived in these villages for a long time may not be car owners. Consequently these people will decide to move to a place that has the services they require close by and there will be a decline in population. Any area in a cycle of declining population and loss of services often continues to do so until the process of dilapidation is out of control. We saw this process in Caistor, a rural settlement outside of Grimsby, where the introduction of
Research on China's population. The name of article is Chinas days of one-child only may be ending which was written by Jane Macarthney. It was published in The Weekend Australia, March 20-21, 2010.
Summary The name of article is 'China's days of one-child only may be ending' which was written by Jane Macarthney. It was published in The Weekend Australia, March 20-21, 2010. Macarthney got the information from the Southern Weekend newspaper in Guangzhou and also from some government officers. The main topic of this article is the experiment with the two children policy conducted in Yicheng, China. The Chinese government implemented two children policy in Yicheng which is southwest of the capital, 25 years ago in order to see whether there would be population explosion. The reason for choosing Yicheng is that it is a typical farming. The people with certain conditions can have maximum two children. However, the test had some strict rules such as men in Yicheng cannot marry until they are 25; women should not before 23 year-old. Additionally, the gap between first child and second kid has to more than 6 months; otherwise, the couples need to face 1200yuan fine. As a result, according to a government official said, in 2000, the population in Yicheng was 310,000 is a little higher than the government prediction. A doctor pointed out that some people in the country still want to have one child. The famers prefer to have two children in order to share the farmwork or other work. However, in town such as Shanghai, government encourages couples who are both sole children to
The famous "one child policy" is one of the causes of overpopulation in China. One child policy not only did not solve the problem of overpopulation, but also cause other problems such as ageing population.
"They say that the birth of a new child should be the decision of the individuals involved, not the government." Do you agree with this view? Being the most populous country in the world, China has a the total population of 1.2 billion1, which makes up one-fifth of the world's total population. China is overpopulated due to insufficient resources to support such a big population size. The famous "one child policy" is one of the causes of overpopulation in China. One child policy not only did not solve the problem of overpopulation, but also cause other problems such as ageing population. China has been communist since 1949 and the Chinese communist regime was not concerned about the population limitation during that period of time. They maximize the population for military and strategic strength. This is shown in figure 1. The birth rate remains high during early 1950s. However, at the same time, there were politically generated agricultural production problems. This resulted in famine. Resources were not enough to support the sudden increasing population, which leads to overpopulation. As shown in figure 1, the death rate is continuously increasing during late 1950s and early 1960s. This is due to the failure of Great Leap Forward, which is a policy of speed up the country's industrialization and rural modernization. During that period of time, farmers were forced to
Blood, dead bodies, war, starvation and overall tragicness were a few aspects of the terrible genocide that occurred in Rwanda in 1994. These things caused the majority of the population to leave Rwanda and seek refuge in the neighboring countries such as Zaire, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda. The genocide in the tiny Central African country of Rwanda was one of the most intensive killing campaigns in human history. It all began due to the rivalry between two groups called the Hutus which 90% of the population belonged to and the Tutsis, occupying the remainder 10%. In the past, the Tutsi minority was considered the upper class of Rwanda and dominated Hutu peasants for decades, especially while Rwanda was under Belgian colonial rule. However on April 6, 1994 the Rwandan President Habyarimana was killed when his plane was shot down. The Rwandan press immediately blamed the Tutsis and this was the spark that led to the Rwandan Genocide. Within hours of the attack, a campaign of violence spread from the capital throughout the country, and did not subside until three months later. The Rwandan army (FAR) and the Hutu Militia went from house to house cruelly killing Tutsis, as they wanted to seize power, revenge and also wanted to reverse the roles. A young Tutsi girl remembers, "Then there was a knock at the door and before we could even respond, the door fell in and about four or
GCSE Geography Coursework A Village Study Of Pirbright In this piece of coursework I am going to be carrying out an investigation into a village, in order to find evidence to answer a series of geographical questions, which all centre around one main question which is: 'Is Pirbright a suburbanised village?' In order to answer this question I will need to follow a sequence of investigation, which consists of four main steps: a) The Background Information In this part of the investigation I will be looking at the background information. I will start by looking at the theoretical background, saying what a suburbanised village is, before looking at how the location of the village affects whether it becomes suburbanised or not. I will then move onto the geographical background, saying where exactly Pirbright is and what I would expect the village to be like judging from its location. b) Collecting The Data In order to collect the data I will need to visit Pirbright and collect sources of both primary and secondary data. Whilst I am in Pirbright, I will be collecting evidence to answer the main question by completing the following: -A land use map of the village -A survey of the services in the village -An environmental quality assessment -Three questionnaires aimed at the people we meet in Pirbright. -A survey of the method of transport that people use around the
The world is becoming smaller due to the advances in technology and transport. Many natural barriers divided the world before advances in transport were made,
The world is becoming smaller due to the advances in technology and transport. Many natural barriers divided the world before advances in transport were made, this includes seas, mountains, deserts, forests and jungles. The first advance in transport was the taming of horses, this is believed to date back to 30,000 BC from paleolithic cave art. The use of camels closely followed horses, camels were used to cross the desert barrier, people met new cultures and traded their goods. The water barrier between countries was overcome by the invention of the first boat made from wood. It was moved with paddles at first but the invention of the sail allowed the boat to travel along trade winds. Americans explored the Mediterranean and North Africa. In 1942 Columbus discovered a new world to the west whilst looking for a shorter trade route to the east. In 1519 it took Magellan 3 years to sail around the globe and prove was round. The elimination of the water and desert barriers made the world smaller, people could travel further but not very fast. The use of steam as power began in the late 1800's at the start of the industrial revolution. Steam was used in industry to power machinery as well as in boats and trains; The first steam train moved at 15 mph which shocked people at the time. In 1869 a train route was established from San Francisco to New York, through Queens and Chicago.
Inner city initiatives provide the only mechanism for improving cities. Discuss An architect once said that 'When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it", however is this true today. Is the governments only key aims to 'cater' for everyone's needs without any thought process resting on the individuals who have lived there for so long? Within our modern society, we see things like crime, economic downfall, poverty and pollution; all these things are present in every city within the world. The governments and councils of these subsequent areas are thus on constant pressure, to supply new individuals entering their abode, be it immigrants or migrants, with housing, work and other such essentials. There have been many initiatives over the years which have taken place to re-develop some areas, to make an area more hospitable or increase the profitability of that such place. Within this essay I will look at the importance of the inner city initiatives, and conclude whether these such innate schemes are driving to what we call an 'improved city'. There are many schemes, which are being put in place throughout the UK, which main aims are to develop the inner city areas of particular cities around the United Kingdom, for example, Birmingham and London. The most famous is named the LDDC or the London Docklands Development