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Monthly archives: September, 2020

Shape and size of Earth

Earth is a planet in the Solar system, which revolves around the Sun at a distance of 149.6 million Kilometres. Earth is shaped like a ball. It is not a perfect sphere but an oblate spheroid or a ball flattened at the poles with a slight bulge at the center (equator). Photographs taken from space …

Subsistence Farming

Subsistence Farming (agriculture) is defined as the farming which is carried out in small scale and with low technology. It aims at food production for local consumption of family or community and not for trade purpose. Thus, this types of agriculture does not have any surplus production. Mostly the shifting cultivators are subsistence farmers. Like …

Features of Migratory Primitive Agriculture.

Main features of the migratory primitive agriculture include the following: Human labor and hand implements are used only. Land is cleared with the help of fire. Draft animals are not used. Fertilizers are not used. Land belongs to community. Members of community can use as much land for cultivation as they like. The production is …

Definition and types of Agriculture.

Definition: Agriculture is defined as the purposeful tending of crops and livestock in order to produce food and fiber. According to another definition, agriculture includes all productive efforts which are undertaken by man to expedite the growth of vegetable and animal products for the benefit of man. Types of Agriculture: Agricultural practices can be classified …

History of Economic System

Historical past has witnessed the development and decay of many economic systems. The ancient and medieval economies have gradually given rise to several economic systems which reflect the political, social and economic requirements of particular social set ups. Ancient and Medieval Economics: In ancient and medieval times, the scope of the economic systems was limited …

Importance of Malthusian Theory of Population.

Despite all the criticism, the Malthusian theory is very important in the annals of human geography. Undoubtedly it has highlighted the disadvantages of over population. In the views of Thompson, “Malthus deserves great credit for bringing this problem to the attention of people as well as for the calm and objective manner in which he …

Criticism of Malthusian Theory of population

The Malthusian theory is based on law of diminishing returns because he could not foresee the future. Presently the food supply is being increased by using advanced scientific methods. It is wrong to presume that the sexual urge in human beings remains unchanged. The fact is that the urge is reduced as a result of …

Statistics of the World

Age of the Earth 4.55 billion years Total surface area 316.94 million sq.km Total land area 57.506 million sq.km Total Water Area 139.434 m.sq.km Total lenght of coastlines 358,000 miles Total Population 7 billion Growth rate of population 1.14 percent Life expectency Male 63, Female 66 Political division 195 sovereign countries, 61 dependent and 6 …

Our Planet Earth

Earth is the planet on which we live and possibly the only planet in the Universe where humans and other living organisms live. Earth is the third closest planet to the sun in the solar system. It revolves around the Sun in a fixed orbit at a distance of 149.6 million km completing a revolution …

Introduction to Regional Geography

Definition: Regional geography is a major branch of geography, which focuses on the interaction of different cultural and natural geofactors in a specific land or landscape, while its counterpart, systematic geography, concentrates on a specific geofactor at the global level. Basics: Attention is paid to unique characteristics of a particular region such as natural elements, …