Monthly Archives: September 2018

Contours: An Overview

Contour –  Contour is an imaginary line on ground joining points of equal or constant elevations. contours are important to draw the topographical maps in which vertical distances are also shown using the contour lines. Contour interval: Vertical distance between any … Continue reading

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China in Crisis? Climate Change, Water Contamination Looming Threats

Guest essay by Eric Worrall China’s environmental and food logistics problems may be far worse than they are letting on. China’s hunger for soybeans is a window into an encroaching environmental crisis 09.25.18 BY JEFF NESBIT How China’s desperate efforts … Continue reading

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Mumbai: A City of Class Divide

Mumbai is a city laden with class divide. An American photographer, through drone photography, has brought into clear focus the stark divide between the rich and poor in India’s financial capital. An Urban Jungle On his official website, Miller describes … Continue reading

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Five Early Urban Hearths

Mesopotamia The first urban settlements are thought to have started around 3500BC in lower Mesopotamia (Sumer) around the Tigris and Euphrates. First was Ur, which from 2300 BC to 2180BC was the capital city of the Sumerian Kingdom, extending north … Continue reading

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