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Ch 20: Resource Distribution and Land Use

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Our video lessons and quizzes can assist your study of basic land use and resource distribution topics. Learn about food insecurity, land degradation, pesticides and land conservation.

Resource Distribution and Land Use - Chapter Summary

Malnutrition can occur not only when people don't eat enough of the right types of foods, but also when they eat too much food in general! You can learn about the areas of the world most affected by malnutrition in this chapter. These lessons can also help you explore industrialized, subsistence and sustainable agriculture.

Through this chapter, you can find out about the drawbacks of using pesticides, including bioaccumulation, biological magnification and genetic resistance. The lessons can also guide a comparison of energy consumption around the world. These topics, and more, are included in this chapter about Resource Distribution and Land Use. The complete list of lesson concepts follows:

  • Food insecurity, under- and over-nutrition
  • Types of agriculture
  • Agricultural challenges of shrinking varieties and land loss
  • Habit fragmentation and land degradation
  • Endangered lands and land conservation efforts
  • Positives and negatives of pesticide use
  • Energy consumption in developing and developed countries

Instructors who are knowledgeable in their fields present these short, informative lessons. In addition to the video portions, the lessons are also easily available in written transcript format. The quiz at the end of each chapter can track your progress and alert you to any topics that may need more attention. Feel free to watch the complete videos more than once, or you can use the video tags to target just the sections you want.

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: Resource Distribution and Land Use
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Malnutrition: Causes of Over-nutrition and Under-nutrition & Most Affected Regions

1. Malnutrition: Causes of Over-nutrition and Under-nutrition & Most Affected Regions

Have you ever thought about your diet and whether or not you are getting the appropriate nutrients you need to remain healthy? In this lesson, we will describe the concept of malnutrition and explore the ways that people's diets can be unbalanced. We will also discuss regions of the world where malnutrition is prevalent and why.

What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts

2. What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts

Although every human on Earth has to eat to survive, the amount of food consumed varies a great deal by region. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of food insecurity and the issues that are causing it. We will also discuss prevention methods in place to try to combat food insecurity.

Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture

3. 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.

Problems in Agriculture: Loss of Land and Decreased Varieties

4. 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.

Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture

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.

Land Conservation: Criteria For Evaluation of Land and Most Endangered Lands in the US

6. Land Conservation: Criteria For Evaluation of Land and Most Endangered Lands in the US

Land is a very valuable thing and is used for many different purposes. We will explore why land should be conserved and the criteria for evaluating land. We will also identify some of the most endangered ecosystems in the United States.

What Is Sustainable Agriculture? - Definition, Benefits and Issues

7. 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.

Use of Pesticides: Benefits and Problems Associated with Pesticides

8. Use of Pesticides: Benefits and Problems Associated with Pesticides

Pesticides are used worldwide to manage agricultural pests. They kill and repel unwanted pests, but also cause many human deaths each year. This lesson explores the widespread use of pesticides in agriculture and compares the benefits and problems associated with these helpful but dangerous chemicals.

Energy Consumption of The World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations

9. Energy Consumption of The World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations

Energy consumption is greater in developed nations than in developing nations. However, as the economy of a developing nation improves, the global energy consumption increases. Learn more about the differences in energy consumption around the world.

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