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GE1101E/GEK1001

GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNEYS:
EXPLORING WORLD ENVIRONMENTS
(2014/2015, Semester 2)

First family portrait

Latest family portrait

computer
angst

How can I escape?

http://www.fotosearch.com/photosimages/computerangst.html

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/smokejumper126patburns.html

GEOGRAPHYFIELDCAMP

http://www3.geosc.psu.edu/alumni/field_camp/before1955page.htm

Opened my eyes to Geography

Toto, now with Geography,


I feel like we are not
in Kansas anymore

GEOGRAPHER.
A

B
Someone who
studies about
people & society

What is it?
Someone who
studies the
environment

D
A band

C
A painting

F
A and B

All the above

INSTRUCTORS

(at least A and B)

(A) Studies about society & people

(B) Studies about the environment

Answer:alloftheabove
GeographerisaSanFranciscobasedband

http://thehypefactor.com/mainofeattpainalltheabove/mainoalltheabovetpain/

I
Want
You
To
Major
in
Geography

Geography?
Hell no!
Too geeky

http://www.buzzingup.com/2010/07/insidegeekybrain/

Pang Khum Thailand

THAILAND
Tat Hamlet, Vietnam

Bukit Tarek, Malaysia

Inle Lake, Myanmar

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/Inle_Lake_Burma_floating_gardens_4.jpg

Yunnan, China

CAMBODIA

Cambodia

Flooding
Mekong River

SOUTHERN THAILAND

Deforestation
Timor Leste

Debris flows and landslides


Indian Himalaya

Geography
damnshiok!

GEOGRAPHY IS LIKE ICE CREAM


(Baskin Robbins 31)

http://friedjunk.com/2011/10/18/thestoryofbaskinrobbins/

Quiz #2. Why only 31 flavors?

Really:
31 days in a month

11 FLAVORS OF NUS PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

climate or
soils

Limnology
or
Geochemistry

ofphysicalgeography
Coastal
processes

Specials
GIS
Pollution
Heat Island
Hazards
Biogeography
Asia rivers
Ecology

water
is
wet

Stop
world
hunger

We like to dig holes (and take photo

Are jump shots a geography thing or a Singaporean thing?

Quiz#3
WhoisthemostfamousGeographer

Or is it this guy?

Words of Geographers
Systems
Scale
Variability
Flux
Gradients
Equilibrium
Nonlinearity
Conservation
Extreme
Likelihood
(un)Certainty
Cause and effect
Environment
Connection
Facilitation
Quantify

All related to processes or


phenomena and human actions
Example: vulnerability, response
adaptation, management

PART II: GLOBAL CHANGE & THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

7.Anthropogenic&NaturalClimateChange,7March(Ziegler)
8. Urbanpollution,14March(Ziegler)
9.Water,drought,andElNino,21March(Ziegler)
10.Naturalhazards,floodemphasis,28March(Ziegler)
11.ImplicationsofLandcoverChange,4April(Ziegler)

WEEK 7, March 7
Anthropogenic & Natural Climate Change (debate)

http://stejahen.blogspot.sg/2005/06/relationofglobalwarmingtoseagulls.html

WEEK 8, March 14
Natural Hazards flood and drought emphasis

ThomasHartBenton

http://faculty.evansville.edu/rl29/h340/f05/lecture3.html

WEEK 9, March 21
Water, drought, and El Nino

Donita Lloyd

Week9Lab ElNinoandDroughtForecast
Colin Gustafson

WEEK 10, March 28


Implications of land-cover change

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/deforestationviktoriamajestic.html

http://muslimpresence.com/?p=3213

WEEK 11, 4 April


Urban Pollution

http://islandbreath.blogspot.sg/2011/10/americanswantepaprotection.html
http://muslimpresence.com/?p=3213

Week11Lab
Heavymetalpollution

ReferenceTextbook
Youcancheckitoutfromthe
library.
Mostlectureswillhaveafew
accompanyingpapers.
Internet