Geography and the Development and Diffusion of Human Societies GKE Task 1 Western Governors University Abstract The Ancient Egyptian culture relied heavily on the frequent flooding of the Nile River. The abundant water source provided rich soil along the banks which helped them build a strong community based around their agricultural wealth. Wealth in crops brought a larger population which helped in the development of the Ancient Egyptian religion. The United States is geographically wealthy being comprised of 20 percent suitable soil for crop growth. Seasonal climate changes also promoting growth and development of their crops.
Including the local communities and peasants into many aspects of Russia had some positive impacts on both the government and society. However, although the Zemstva had some arguably important impacts on imperial Russia, many of these were short term. There were practical impacts that developed from the creation of the Zemstva. The Russian famine of 1891 built up after a year of poor weather conditions leading to failure of crops and therefore the main food source for animals used for ploughing, making this an impossible situation for peasants as they were reliant on the animals and crops for their income. The rebuilding of the local areas was a job for the Zemstva, however, none of the peasants ‘knew what was meant by the Zemstvo’ yet ‘the Zemstvo was blamed for everything- for the arrears, and for the oppressions, and for the failure of the crops’.
“While the Industrial Revolution had both positive and negative effects on society and the economy, the positive effects outweighed the negative.” The Industrial Revolution came to organize and provide much more benefits than harm in many ways and while change overall has both positive and negative effects the positives definitely outweighed the negative. Before the industrial revolution everything was much harder. Let’s take a look at various aspects that found to have more good than bad. Although one may view the fencing of the land owned by villagers and townspeople as an abuse, the reality was that at the time it was something needed. This had a much more positive effect because while the villagers lost land the enclosure resulted in efficient farming that produced more food.
The law brought positive changes to the country encouraging more people to seek employment, “working people developed their own self-help movement”. Walsh M, et al, 2000. But also created some negative changes, working conditions were extremely harsh and families were split up. The amendment act was disliked by the poor population of the country because of the leissez-faire system the government had in place, the government’s approach on leissez-faire was to intervene as little as possible with the direction of economic affairs. This had an impact on the poor, it caused stigma and the poor had a mark of disgrace on their reputation.
(doc 1) Some inventions or ideas were “crude and not very functional” (doc 2) opposed to “improved” and to have “great benefit”. (doc 4) Due to the high price of some crude tools that did not really make the workload any easier, people became poor and were forced to “till the soil with wooden plows” and also were not able to “afford salt to season their food”. (doc 2) Huan Tan says in his document that Fuxi, “a mythological wise emperor”, created mortar and pestle. Over the years, upgrades were made which helped increase benefit. (doc 3) The attitude Han shows is both positive and negative because the people will either agree or disagree with some of the inventions made.
Profits are short lived, with little money staying in the community. Large landowners who have benefited are likely to leave town. While some reap financial benefits, the entire community must pay for damages and to clean up a degraded environment. Runoff and erosion at drilling sites may increase sediment and nutrient loads in streams and rivers. This, in turn, can affect habitat quality for plants and animals that live downstream.
By 1350 there were some quite serious public health problems in towns, where the lack of fresh water and drainage was a problem which caused the water to be contaminated by other sources and was not healthy to drink. The government were not willing to donate funds to fixing this problem because they did not think it was their job to improve public health, but sometimes they passed laws requiring people to keep the streets clean especially in times when disease was common however these laws were difficult to enforce. Therefore, the Romans’ progress was not maintained. Meanwhile, animal excrement was common in the street and butchers slaughtered their animals and threw the remains on the streets which lead to disease and germs causing people to get sick. All this suggests that during the middle ages there was no progress in public health and that the standard of public health had gone backwards especially in the towns and cities.
| * Reintroduced Wildlife to the area * New wetlands * Reduced the risk of flooding * Improved fertility of surrounding land * Prevents floods downstream * More pleasant environment * Aesthetically pleasing * Improved water quality * Improved biodiversity. * Safe recreation for children * Benefits on good environments for mental health * Ability to reach the river for activities such as fishing and canoeing * Huge learning potential * Wetlands provide protection from predators * Wetlands intercept storm runoff * Low maintenance | * The floodplain was agricultural land and farmers were unhappy to have marshland developing nearby * Meander would take up more space * River would still flood naturally * Inundate and damage anything growing at the time of flooding. * Flood risk may be increased in some cases of river restoration * Not able to regain some of the natural channel due to man-made development or infrastructure * Can be expensive to correct the river back to its original state *
2/17/12 Social Problem 120 The other side of Immigration The main theme of the film is to explain the reason why Mexican migrates to the United States and so they can tell their side of the story and people could get a better understanding of what they go threw. Most of them come to this country to better provided for there family because they are lack of opportunities in rural México or the country side. They migrate to America because of lack of jobs. Most of the people who migrate to the United States are form the poor rural areas and farmers. Lots of these people own grain, beans, strawberries, and pig farms.
Hydroelectric plants may be able to reshape water flows to more closely match daily and seasonal system energy demands. Hydroelectric plants have many advantages but even though they do sound perfect they still have some disadvantages. One of the main advantages of hydroelectric plants is since no fuel is burned there is minimal pollution. Today pollution is a main argument that is harming our environment. Pollution is causing the atmosphere to decay and is helping generate global warming.