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    Why did so many people die in the 2010 Haiti earthquake?

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    The area with the most damage, Port-au-Prince, was built on loose sedimentary rock, which amplifies the seismic waves and intensifies them. We can see how much extra damage the loose sediment does as houses that were built on hard rock that were closer to the fault line survived, but houses in Port-au-Prince that were built on loose sediment 15 miles away did not. The focus was only 13km deep so the quake did not lose much energy when it reached the surface.

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    Discuss the negative impacts of Urbanisation

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    This is made even more difficult because these migrant are mostly farmers, non-skilled and illiterate rural people. Very few people make their fortunes, some end up as illegal street sellers, cleaners, waste collectors, domestic servants or odd jobs laborers while the rest must still find ways to eat and sleep while waiting for their chance. With unemployment and poverty, it leads to one of the most obvious effects of urbanization, that is, the growth of slum. and its associate problems.

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    Lognor Case Study

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    Also villages like Longnor are attractive to retirees as they are quiet and peaceful, they have places to walk and relax with lots of open spaces and greenery and clean air. They are far enough out of busy cities and younger generations but are within distance of local towns. With so many commuters and retirees buying many of the houses in Longnor, they are raising the prices of all houses in Longnor. Also the houses have doubled in price during the property boom of the 80s and keep on rising.

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    Mexico to USA Migration Case Study

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    Once they are settled they will often rent houses in large groups so that can cut the costs dramatically and easily afford it. They can't stay for long though as eventually they would be caught, so to keep their trail clean they move from house to house as not to alert the police. WHY MIGRATE? People migrate places for many different reasons be it for family or money ect. These reasons can be classified as 4 different categories; economic, social, political or environmental: * Economic migration - moving to find work or to follow a particular career path only available

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    Migration within a countrys borders have greater negative impacts at their origin than their destination. Discuss.

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    Migration can be shown in diagrams one is called. Lee?s migration model which is a model that shows the push, pull and neutral factors in both origin and destination, the model also shows the restraining factors, which are conditions that you like about the place that you live in that might stop you from moving, these conditions could be social, health, economical, environmental and political, such as religion, family pressures, political differences and national policy. There are many types of internal migration; such as inter-urban which is migration from one urban area to another, intra-urban which is migration within an urban area.

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    Development Case Study - Dharavi, Mumbai, India.People want to redevelop in Dharavi as it is situated in the heart of Mumbai, very close to the CBD on extremely valuable ground. Which in their eyes is being "wasted" by using it as a slum.

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    These now dry marshes were perfectly suited for residential use and migrants soon established a colony, first the Gujarat, followed by many others. In the 1920s the area had a large influx in migrants. Dharavi's first ever school was built in 1924 and was the only school there for 40 years. Since then Dharavi has grown rapidly and became less and less spacious and more compact, there have been recent ideas to renovate Dharavi. What is the current population of Dharavi?

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    National Parks.

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    They are National Parks in the sense that everybody is encouraged to see the spectacular landscapes for free, many of which include mountains, moor land and woodland. Here is a table showing who actually owns the National Parks; Percentage Who Owns it 81 Privately Owned 6 Forestry Commission 5 National Trust 3 Water Authorities 3 Ministry of Defence 1 County Councils 1 National Parks Conflict of users in National Parks With over to people per hectare, the UK is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and so there is considerable competition for land.

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    How has the development of the rainforest led to conflict between different groups of people?

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    This has been cut down due to logging mainly. Africa: This is where the world's second largest rain forest is. Madagascar is one of the main places for the rainforest and contains unique plants and animals but now many of them have gone. Southern Asia: From the east to the west is covered in rainforest including Bangladesh which has the largest area of mangrove forest. Australasia: This forest used to be cut off from the rest of the world but now it is not, this forest has the pacific winds blowing on it constantly.

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  9. Belize - geography, development and conservation.

    is an industry that provide goods or services to consumers using raw materials from primary industry and goods processed by secondary industry Belize: Belize is not poor as agriculture is not the top industrial sector it is neither MEDC nor LEDC but in-between. 29% of Belize deals in agriculture and 17% deal in industry. The main industry is the banana industry; they however are parts of the reason for the coral reef being the way it is, as the fertilizer they use on the crops are washed away in the sea and destroy the coral reef.

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  10. Human Geography Revision Notes - population patterns and changes.

    around the world. Human - Areas rich in resources (e.g coal or oil) tend to be densely populated, e.g France Physical Birth rate: the number of live babies born in a year for every 1,000 people in total population Death rate: the number of people in every 1,000 who die each year If Birth rate is higher than the death rate, then the total population will increase. If death rate is higher than the birth rate, the total population will decrease Natural increase (%)

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  11. Methodology for our research into the environmental quality of the 2 residential areas.

    litter count - 10 meters was walked along a curb side and the litter below such as chewing gum, cigarette ends and crisp wrappers were counted twice to make sure the figure was correct. An example of a result is 17 a high result, counted at longridge is 26 and a low result found in Legh Road is 0. This test is carried out to help determine the environmental quality of the area. For example because a high result of 26 was counted at Longridge it suggests that it is of lower environmental quality than Legh road.

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  12. Deforestation brings about more harm than benefits to humans. Using the studies you have made, to what extent do you agree with the statement?

    The lack of rainfall would mean that there would be shortage of water or a lower quantity of water. For example, the deforestation in Kalimantan has a direct impact on the lack of rainfall received during the years of 1997-1998. This caused the drought or prolonged dry season. In addition, deforestation can trigger floods. Forests prevents flood by reducing the likelihood of rivers from overflowing thus the lack of forest would cause the rivers flood. In the recent decade in the areas of deforestation in Kalimantan, many floods have occurred in areas such as the Tunman Nasional Kutur forest reserve which have been affected by logging activities.

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  13. Why Less Economically Developing Countries (LEDCs), suffer more from the effects of natural hazards than More Economically Developed countries (MEDCs)

    So when it comes to natural disasters LEDC'S lose people while MEDC's lose money. MEDC's can predict so then they can plan and then prevent or prevent some of the damage being done and then prepare. MEDC's have the money so they can predict by internet, phone, radio and etc etc. If you know there is a natural disaster coming up you can invest money to prevent it. If you can prevent it you can prepare it. Later on if you know things could get worse then you can plan for the future.

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  14. Development Project - comparing Canada and Kenya

    A MEDC would have a high number of transport facilities because of their wealth. A LEDC would have a small amount of transport facilities. The effect of not having these transport facilities could mean that they could be losing valuable money. This is because when they have the produce e.g. food, products. There is no way in which they can transport it to other parts of the world. This is shown as Canada has 1.042,300 km of roadways, whereas Kenya has only 63,547 km of Roadway.

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  15. In this report I will be finding out whether or not congestion zones are a good idea, using researched data, charts and tables to back up my ideas.

    The public transport in the city has improved dramatically by 20%, with 29,000 more people using the service- which will mean much more money towards its improvement. This also contributes to the protection of our planet against climate changes which can have social effects. If more people chose to use the bus or taxi then this would improve their health as they would walk and always go on separate cars. Source one also says that the streets of London were 'clogged' and the heavy traffic on the roads were costing businesses approximately �2 million a week.

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  16. London prepares for the Olympics

    - There are lots of buildings which can be seen in the background. -there is a large sign which says 'Everyone's London 2012' which suggests that the developments taking place are on a large scale to attract large amounts of people. 2. The development at the railway station is part of an overall plan to provide a top quality public transport infrastructure for the Olympic Games. What are the benefits of this approach to transport management? -Well, the Olympic Games by nature are going to attract large amounts of people to come, and this is financially rewarding.

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  17. Global Fashion Powerpoint Presentation Ks3 Yr 9 Geography Assessment Marked 7c

    There is a much higher demand for work in these countries so of course people will be willing to work more hours for less money. However, it is not TNCs that control the wages of the factory workers, it is the owner, but if says he needs more money for wages, fewer hours and improved working conditions then the TNC might threaten to move their trade to a different factory. The conclusion is that although the TNCs are not directly responsible for the wages and conditions of these factories they are encouraging them meaning that they are just as responsible.

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  18. The Benefits and Disadvantages of a Global TNC

    And because Scotland is quite a hilly environment crops would not be able to grow there. In the North and West of the UK, there were cool summers, mild winters, there was heavy rainfall, strong winds, snow in winter, steep slopes, poor and thin soil. This is one of the reasons why Scotland and the North West of England had no arable farms but there were a lot of livestock farms. And in the South East of England there were: warm, sunny summers, less rainfall (and most of the rain falls over the growing season), flat land and rich deep soil.

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  19. Greener Forms of Generating Electricity- thermal power plants, hydro power plants and solar power plants.

    Solar power is clean and green and it can provide enough energy. However, the downside to this type of power is that it isn't cheap. Building a single mirror of 3.8 meters by 1.6 can cost up to $60.000. These mirrors are state of the art which capture the suns light, and turn it into energy. Thermal power plants are bad for the environment because they contribute to global warming by burning fossil fuels. These power plants are still in use today, because they provide a lot of energy and coal is cheap, so it can be burned in large quantities.

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  20. Fair Trade Letter

    After all this hard work you would expect to get a good price for money but in-fact they get a very small wage and the shipping companies charge them a lot of tariff so they can't ship their own bananas. The small pay isn't enough for the children to go to school so they don't get an education and have to work on the family farm. This is child slavery and some of the children are beaten and the wounds don't heal properly as there isn't enough money to visit the doctor or pay for medicine.

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  21. Development in Ghana

    67 67 65 Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, total (%) .. 42 45 40 GDP per person employed (annual % growth) .. 2 2 3 Income share held by lowest 20% 7.0 .. 5.6 5.2 Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age (% of children under 5) 24.1 25.1 20.3 .. Poverty gap at $1.25 a day (PPP) (%) 17 .. 14 10 Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population) 49 .. 39 30 Prevalence of undernourishment (% of population)

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  22. Condensed Case Studies

    armour placed at cliff base, and rock groynes on beach * Longshore drift moving south from Mappleton was stopped --> more erosion south of Mappleton China * Had encouraged large families to increase workforce, but couldn't be sustained. * 1975- families restricted to one child- at current rate * Families with more than one child would lose benefits and be fined * Forced abortions and sterilisations * Incentives e.g. child care for one child families * Birth rate 44 in 1950, 17 in 2000.

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  23. Should a second runway be built at Stansted Airport? The local people have mixed feelings but most of them dont want Stansted to have a second runway.

    Stansted Airport is a large passenger airport with a single runway and hub for a number of major European low-cost airlines. It is located in the Uttlesford District of the English county of Essex about 30 miles north-east of London. It is connected to northeast London and Cambridge by the M11 motor way and to Colchester and Harwich by the A120 dual carriageway. The access to the motorway has been improved with a new grade separated junction. If it does go ahead, the expansion of Stansted airport will have many impacts as it would take up more land so it will swallow up miles of Essex countryside and require the demolition of hundreds of homes and dozens of listed buildings.

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  24. Coombe Abbey coursework. A Historic house and Rural Environment.

    Navdeep Singh Methodology/ Data collection Key question 1: What are the ecosystems found at Coombe Abbey? As I had 3 key questions, each question required a different type of data collection method. In this section I will show you the different field data collection techniques that I used. This key question looked at the ecosystem found in Coombe Abbey. In order to find about them I decided to draw a field sketch of each ecosystem, these are Meadow, Coniferous Forest and lake on a spate piece of paper.

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  25. Are Britains urban environment becoming clones

    Therefore despite all the positive effects that developers talk about when opening these sites and there is a huge negative to these projects the way they demolish a towns character by imitating a facelift and remodelling its recognisable features into blocks out of a mould. The internet revolution has opened opportunities for many independent stores all over the country making it easier for them to sell their goods to a wider audience, unfortunately huge global co operations have overwhelmed the internet shopping market over the last five years.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Compare two seaside towns that I visited in March 2003. The two towns, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on the-Naze can be located side by side on the east coast of Britain.

    "My results for the town centre EQA shows that my opinion for the two towns was very different from one another. But, for the seafront EQA the results show that I don't really have an opinion on either of the two towns. This has affected my conclusion as it helps to disprove one of my predictions. Perhaps the reason for this is that I didn't try hard enough to differentiate between the two seafronts at the time of the trip. If I had tried to be more self-convincing about how I did the marking, I would have acquired better and more reliable results. I could improve my methods by being more accurate about my opinions and the results that I got. 1"

  • The aim of this project is to identify and discuss relevant Synergies, Dependencies, Vulnerabilities and Conflicts between Air Traffic Services and Airport Operations.

    "Conclusion The interface between ATS and AO is a vital part of the Aviation System. Both these elements aim to promote safe and efficient air transportation. AO focus upon the transition of passengers and cargo to and from aircraft and airport whereas ATS focus upon the transition of aircraft between airports. Air travel has increased rapidly during the past 30 years and will continue to do so. Air traffic control systems and airport operations have increased their role in the system and both most work effectively to ensure air travel safety. Airport capacity will continue to expand to accommodate for airport operations and aircraft and so the air traffic control system has to be efficient in dealing with the rise of movements. Information Source"

  • Compare the jobs of property owners and the change in pricing of properties over the years.

    "This graph shows the ranges in prices of different kinds of properties. Quite obviously, we see that house have a greater average price than any of the other kinds. The results from Terrace properties show a big range. These results don't seem very reliable - as there are only 2 results, which seem to contradict each other. Suites, quite obviously are quite expensive - as much as some of the houses. However, again there is one record to draw a conclusion from which devalues its strength of reliability. This is the same with the "Apartment" result, which lies at about the pricing. "Flats" and "Flat/Block" are averagely priced lowest in relationship to the other properties. These results are quite accurate, as they are taken from many different areas around London - however, I know that flats can range greatly in price - which mostly contradicts my results."

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