The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century
Rural and Urban Contrasts (#112)
Northern Japan: Protecting the Harvest - Japanese rice farmers battle destructive weather in order to save their crops. Tokyo: Anatomy of a Mega-City - The continuing expansion of the Tokyo megalopolis leads to ever longer commutes and demand for suburban housing. [28 minutes]
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Series Description: The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century teaches the geographic skills and concepts necessary to understand the world. Geography educators and content experts from around the globe shed light on the physical, human, political, historical, economic, and cultural factors that affect people and natural environments. Maps, animation, and academic commentary bring into focus case studies from 50 sites in 36 countries.
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