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Culture & the Physical Environment - Chapter Summary
Our experienced instructors outline culture and the physical environment in this chapter. Review topics including mineral consumption, the formation of soil and the environmental impacts of mineral use. This chapter is designed to ensure you can:
- Explain how developed and developing nations consume minerals differently
- Detail the extraction and processing of minerals
- Define the factors relating to the formation and composition of soil
- Identify how soil conservation fights soil erosion with sustainable soil use
- Outline the environmental impacts of industrialized agriculture, including habitat fragmentation and land degradation
- Discuss the benefits and issues with the green revolution
Study culture and the physical environment any time you'd like on your tablet, smartphone or computer. Jump to key concepts in the videos using the timeline for a flexible and customizable study experience. The lesson quizzes and chapter test help you identify any areas that will need more work before test day.
1. Mineral Consumption: How Developed and Developing Nations Consume Minerals Differently
In this lesson, you will learn about how minerals are used around the world. You will also gain an understanding of where minerals are found on earth and how developed and developing nations consume them differently.
2. Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use
In this lesson, you will learn about the different methods used to extract minerals from the ground and gain an understanding about how different types of mining affect the environment.
3. The Formation and Composition of Soil: Definition and Factors
In this video lesson you will learn how soil is formed and what it is made of. You will also learn about how soil is classified and distributed in layers underground.
4. Soil Conservation: Fighting Soil Erosion With Sustainable Soil Use
In this lesson, you will learn about the causes of soil erosion and the impacts it has on plants and other resources. You will also learn about how erosion is prevented through land use and land monitoring.
5. Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture
Although we all need food to survive, the methods we use to produce that food can be problematic. In this lesson, we will explore how industrialized agriculture negatively impacts the environment and, as a result, makes the land less productive in producing crops and livestock.
6. What Is the Green Revolution? - Definition, Benefits, and Issues
Over the years many significant agricultural changes have occurred in order to supply enough food for the growing human population. In this lesson, we will explore the Green Revolution and investigate the benefits and issues associated with this period.
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- Settling North America & the Colonies
- Important Events Leading to the American Revolution
- Events & Leaders of the American Revolution
- The Making of a Nation after the American Revolution
- The Virginia Dynasty
- Jacksonian Democracy
- Everyday Life in Antebellum America
- Manifest Destiny & American Expansion
- Buildup to the American Civil War
- The American Civil War
- After the Civil War: Reconstruction
- Westward Expansion, Industrialization & Urbanization (1870-1900)
- American Imperialism & World War I
- The Progressive Era of the Early 20th Century
- 1920s America
- America and the Great Depression
- Significant Events of World War II
- World Events & Politics After World War II (1946-1959)
- Events & Presidents During the Cold War (1950-1973)
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- America in the 1970s
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- Geographic Diversity of Natural Landscapes & Human Societies
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- Effects of Humans on the Environment
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