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What are the Implications of Economic Activity on Society?

The poor in both, developed and developing countries, are affected in both positive and negative effects of globalisation. The effects in developed countries include the fall in wages, increased unemployment among the low skilled labour force, the training of...

What are the Variations in Places and Economies? by Ravneek Baht

There are 5 employment sectors: primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary and quinary. The numbers of people working in each sector changes over different areas and time periods. In the western world, in VHHD countries such as the UK, employment in the tertiary sector...

11.9 Managing Floods at Banbury

Banbury is located in the cotswold hills about 50km north of Oxford and has a population of around 45,000 people and when the river Cherwell, a tributary of the River Thames flooded in 1998 causing over £12.5 million of damages. This affected the town massively as it...

What are the Variations in Places and Economies? by Conor Graham

There are some very successful places which people and investments are drawn to however this may cause problems such as ridiculous property prices, traffic congestion, skill shortages and strain on services such as public transport. People with lower incomes living in...

11.2 Fluvial Processes

On this Blog you will find out how rivers erode, transport and deposit material. Erosion With small rivers there is often very little water and not much happens. It’s often like this for most of the year. The river uses up all its energy to overcome friction and just...

11.1 Changes in Rivers and their Valleys

In a river there are 3 courses; Upper, Middle and Lower. So as a river goes downstream, the valley become much less steep and flat in the lower course and the river becomes much wider, deeper. It also has much more sediment than at the upper course. The Upper Course...

What are the Implications of Economic Activity on Society?

In an area where there are lots of businesses and shops that people use regularly (economic activity) there will be people who are wealthy. Therefore this area will have people who build and live in high quality housing. Due to there being many wealthy people in this...

11.3 River Erosion Landforms

There are about 10 river landforms. In the Upper Course, there are : – Interlocking Spurs – V-shaped valleys – Waterfalls – Gorges In the Middle Course, there are : – Meanders – Ox-bow Lakes In the Lower Course, there are : –...

Hard Engineering

Hard engineering is the process in which man made structures are built and used to prevent natural processes from occurring. Although this process can be very expensive, reaching up to millions of pounds, there are many benefits to this option which is why it is...