Geography and the Development and Diffusion of Human Society Diane Maunton Western Governors University Environmental or Physical Geographic Factors The two most significant geographic factors or environmental factors that contributed to the expansion and development of the United States were the Mississippi River and the discovery of the Cumberland Gap. This paper will discuss the geographic factors in the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia as well as the diffusion of tea. The Mississippi River or “Great River “is the third largest river in North America. It flows approximately 2350 miles from Lake Itasca through the central United States to the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River water shed is the fourth largest in the world extending from the Allegheny Mountains to the Rocky Mountains.
The first civilizations to appear in history started on a river valley or in a place where resources are numerous and example of these are in India where Indus river is found and Tigris where Euphrates is found and many other places (cradles of civilization). The Nile is the longest river in the world, cuts a swath of green and life through the bareness of the giant Sahara desert in northern Africa. It is almost 4160 miles long from its remotest head stream, the Lavironza river in Burundi, in central Africa to its delta on the Mediterranean sea north east of Egypt. The river flows northward and drain 1100100 square miles, about tenth the size of Africa, passing through ten African countries. It has many tributaries but there are two main ones: the White Nile fed by lake Victoria and the Blue Nile coming from Ethiopian mountains.
The Congo river ends up in the: Atlantic ocean also known as the mouth. Due to the fact that the Congo has many tributaries, the Congo River is the biggest transportation source in Central Africa. The rivers tributaries are on the left side: Lomami, Maringa, Busira and Kasai. And the tributaries on the rights side are: Lufira, Luvua, Lukuga, Linda, Aruwimi, Ubangi and Sangha. In the river many rapids and waterfalls of the Livingstone falls, among others.
I) Introduction Egypt, located on the east side of Africa is divided into two unequal parts by the Nile River, and its territory is mostly desert except for the Valley and Delta of the Nile, the most widespread oasis on earth and one of the most populated areas in Egypt. Even though Cairo remains the largest city in Egypt, Alexandra is still considered the main port of Egypt on the Mediterranean. Egypt is known to be the sixteenth most populous country in the world with a population of 80,300,000 people, according to the 2007 US State Department estimate. Undoubtedly, most of the population is concentrated near the banks of the Nile River which amounts to about 40,000 square km, leaving about 961,450 square kilometers uninhabited. This seems rather logical since most people live near the banks of the Nile (where agriculture is widely spread).
The Nile River, in particular, was an aspect of agriculture whose impact on African societies would change the way we see it today. The ancient Egyptian civilization developed along the Nile River, where the soil was rich and the agricultural opportunities were plentiful. The Nile River cut through something of an arid landscape, so the people clustered along the riverbanks, where, in addition to farms, they constructed towns and cities. Though we often think of ancient Egypt in terms of massive construction projects, such as the pyramids, most Egyptians lived in smaller towns. Unlike the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the Nile floods at a predictable time of the year and in relatively predictable stages.
It is home to the worlds largest rainforest and river, the Amazon; the highest waterfall, Angel Falls; the longest mountain range, the Andes Mountains; the driest place on the planet, the Atacama Desert; the highest capitol city, La Paz Bolivia; and the most southern city in the world, Puerto Toro, Chile. The landscape is a diverse plethora of vegetation that supplies many sources of food and medicines. It is also home to indigenous people and unknown tribes that still live in the Amazon Rainforest. History of the People and the Food. Before the Spanish explorers came to the Americas around the 16th century, there were existing thriving civilizations.
Amongst all the complex societies and empires, Egypt, Harrapan Society, Greece and Rome were all admirable civilizations who eventually would be in that position of power at one point and time. First, theirs belief that Egyptian and Nubian societies began to take their shape in the valley of the Nile River during the late fourth millennium B.C.. Egyptians also drew on agricultural surpluses to organize formal states and most importantly develop distinctive cultural traditions. Establishing themselves as Kings and great rulers early their were often respected for their great funerary customs which were reflections of a prosperous agricultural society. Their extraordinary use of the Nile River and its cataracts help provide and cultivate the land. Egyptians were now able to take advantage of the Nile’s annual floods.
Social Studies: Persuasive Essay Thesis Statement: The Kingdom of Kush is worth learning since it had lots of things other civilizations wanted and it was a trading center. Three Important Facts: * Kush had iron, gold, ivory, leather and timber. * Kush`s location and natural resources made it an important trading center. * Egyptians traded grain and linen for Kush`s gold, ivory, leather, and timber. 1st Paragraph: Introduction Kush was located on the Nile River to the south of Egypt.
km (CIA - The World Factbook) (slightly more than twice the size of California). One of the defining characteristics of Nigeria is the natural division of the country that takes place because of the Niger River and Benue River. This division creates the three regions of Nigeria: North, East, and West. The impact of that division will be seen throughout the history of the country. The climate of Nigeria varies depending on which region is being discussed.