Category: geography

Canadian geography: Acadian forest: eastern white cedar

Self-tutoring about the Acadian forest: the tutor mentions eastern white cedar. Eastern white cedar typically grows 40 to 50 ft tall (12 to 15m). It reminds one of the cedars we have here on the West Coast, just much smaller.

Canadian geography: Prince Edward Island, part 1

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor researches and reminisces…. I lived in PEI from ’76 to ’80. It’s a unique place, famous for potatoes, lobster, and its red soil. I saw lots of all three when I lived there as

US geography: Florida has more people than New York?

Self-tutoring about US population distribution: the tutor shares a fact that surprises him. Florida (est. pop: 21.6M) has more people that New York State (est. pop: 19.9M). Back in 1980, New York had around 17.5 million, while Florida had around

Canadian geography: Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor continues from yesterday’s post about the Annapolis Valley. In yesterday’s post, I mention farms near mountain top in the Annapolis Valley. North Mountain and South Mountain, which encase the Valley, have elevation around 200m.

US geography: what is a run?

Self-tutoring about US geography: the tutor looks up the the term run. In some US place names, you might hear the word Run. Bull Run comes to mind, for instance. What is a run? Apparently, run can mean creek or

Geography: leopards in Europe

Self-tutoring about geography: the tutor mentions the fact that leopards live in Europe. In yesterday’s post I mention that the Republic of Georgia’s northern border is often described as the border between Europe and Asia, yet even so, Georgia considers

Geography: the border between Europe and Asia, part 0: the Caucasus Region

Self-tutoring about geography: the tutor researches the Euro-Asian border. According to the CIA World Factbook, Georgia is in Asia, yet identifies as European. Some define the Euro-Asian border, in fact, as Georgia’s northern border, in the Caucasus Mountains. From that

Geography: world percent urban vs rural

Self-tutoring about geography: the tutor notices an article about percent world population now living in urban settings. Apparently, in 1960, the world was 2:1 rural to urban. As I understood, when I was a kid, most people on Earth lived

Canadian Geography: Sable Island, Part 0

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor begins about a famous, yet remote, part of his home province. Sable Island, from the French sable, meaning sand, is a connected arc of sand dunes that form an island about 175 km off

Does the natural range of crocodiles extend into Israel?

Self-tutoring about geography: the tutor wonders if crocodiles formerly lived in Israel. Apparently, crocodiles inhabited the Kebara swamps, Israel, into the early 1900s. Source: