Sunday, March 17, 2013

Just geography!!

Image above: An aerial view of a terraced rice field in China and download free wallpaper from National Geographic.

Words are not required

Click here to see some images related to birth, settlement, people, survival and ... beautiful, awe-inspiring, frightening, puzzling and just geography. 

42 stunning photographs on things related to (over) population. What can one say when a picture is worth a 1000 words? It is worth even more if the geographical questions of what? where? how? why? and so what? are asked over and over when looking at the photographs. I set my students the task to select the three photographs they found the most interesting, personally and geographically.  They all came up with different choices, chosen for different reasons and with very different ways of looking at the same images.

My three were:

Delhi India. Wall to wall people!

People gather to get water from a huge well in the village of Natwarghad in the western Indian state of Gujarat

A terrace of codonopsis pilosula, a traditional Chinese medicine also known as dang shen, in Min county, Gansu province in China.

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