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Ch 25: Geographic Diversity of Natural Landscapes & Human Societies

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Our chapter on the geographic diversity of natural landscapes and human societies makes these subjects easy to understand and follow. Use any mobile device or computer to work through these video lessons as you finish your homework or prepare for an upcoming exam.

Geographic Diversity of Natural Landscapes & Human Societies - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find short videos about the geographic diversity of human societies and natural landscapes. Just a few of the topics covered include ecosystems, the environment and levels of ecology, as well as habitats and ecological niches. You'll also review biomes including savannas, coral reefs, deserts and tropical rainforests. This chapter was designed to assist you in achieving these goals:

  • Detail biomes including taiga, coastlines, tundra and temperate grassland
  • Outline colonization, dispersal and island biogeography
  • Explain the way invasive and introduced species alter ecological balance
  • Discuss the causes and implications of the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
  • Identify different types of agriculture, including subsistence and industrialized
  • Define sustainable agriculture, along with its benefits and issues
  • Describe decreased varieties and loss of land as problems in agriculture
  • Understand natural capital, the environment and economics

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11 Lessons in Chapter 25: Geographic Diversity of Natural Landscapes & Human Societies
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The Environment, Levels of Ecology and Ecosystems

1. The Environment, Levels of Ecology and Ecosystems

Do you know the difference between an environment and an ecosystem? In this lesson, you'll find out what makes an environment, and what makes an ecosystem. You'll also learn what ecology is and some of the ways that scientists study ecology using organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems and even the entire biosphere.

Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

2. Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

Check out this video lesson to understand the many complex aspects of an ecosystem. See how animals live in habitats and survive amongst their surroundings.

Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

3. Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

Take a trip around the world and learn all about different biomes. Why can you only find certain plants and animals in specific places? What are the most fertile climates on Earth? Watch on to answer these and other questions.

Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

4. Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

Take a trip with us in this lesson, starting in the Pacific Ocean, traveling across California through the Central Valley and up to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We'll learn how oceans, elevation, and people can determine which types of biomes are found in different areas and check out the Earth's most massive and oldest organisms.

Dispersal, Colonization, and Island Biogeography

5. Dispersal, Colonization, and Island Biogeography

Have you ever gone in your backyard and discovered a wild raspberry bush that has never been there before? How did it get there? Why is there only one bush year after year? In this lesson, you'll study how plant and animal species colonize in new areas through dispersal and immigration and how some species thrive in a new area while others fail.

How Introduced and Invasive Species Alter Ecological Balance

6. How Introduced and Invasive Species Alter Ecological Balance

What happens to your block when a new neighbor moves in? Something changes, right? Now think about that on an ecological scale: what happens to an environment when a new SPECIES moves in?

Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

7. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

A long, long time ago, human beings roamed the earth looking for food. Then the agricultural revolution struck! What are the benefits of an agrarian society, and how have they shaped the way we live today?

Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture

8. Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture

In recent history, agriculture has been the main source of the food we consume on a daily basis. In this lesson, we will explore the difference between industrialized and subsistence agriculture. We will also investigate the different kinds of subsistence agriculture that are practiced.

What Is Sustainable Agriculture? - Definition, Benefits and Issues

9. What Is Sustainable Agriculture? - Definition, Benefits and Issues

The word 'sustainable' has become very popular these days and is used to describe many different things. In this lesson we will explore how sustainability is associated with agriculture and the benefits and issues of this type of farming.

Problems in Agriculture: Loss of Land and Decreased Varieties

10. Problems in Agriculture: Loss of Land and Decreased Varieties

Although we all currently rely on industrial agriculture to produce the majority of the food we eat, this type of agriculture is facing problems that may threaten its future. In this lesson, we will explore these problems and how they influence the future of food production.

Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

11. Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

Natural capital is the resources and services derived from nature that are of value to people. Learn why protecting natural capital is important for sustainable growth and economic development.

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