Unit B - Europe
(last updated 9/9/99)
Links about Europe:
Web Resources for World Regional Geography
by Robert E. Ford
Perry Castañeda Map Collection
Sites Related to This Unit's Concepts:
Matt Rosenberg - The Mining Company Geography
E Pluribus Unum?
"out of many, one"
HAWAI`I - NATION-STATE
States of the World - U.S. State Department list
Ethnologue Database - Nations
of the World Listed by Language and Country
International and Supranational Organizations 1
- 2 - 3
The nation state
The Rise of
Business and the Decline of the Nation-state
France - Information
FAQ's from Spring 99:
Student: What is the difference between the Gulf Stream and the
North Atlantic Drift?
The Gulf Stream
and the North Atlantic Drift
How can an ocean current affect temperatures over the coasts?
Student: The news is currently talking about avalanches
in Austria and the number of casualties. However, they fail to mention the
suspected causes of such events. So what triggers them? All the news stations
say it's been years since such events have occurred, so why all of the sudden
are they so prominent?
Also rumor has it, in the U.S., especially around populated areas and ski
resorts, officials detonate explosives to trigger avalanches on high peaks.
Are the detonations the reason why Americans do not hear much about spontaneous
walls of snow killing numerous people?
Places in the French, Swiss, and Austrian Alps are all experiencing more
snow and avalanches than they've seen in centuries. Our own Pacific Northwest
is registering records for amounts of rain and snowfall as well. The ski
lifts are buried at Mt. Baker.
It may be related to the continued strengthening of the El Niño /
La Niña disturbance.
Matt Rosenberg of the Mining Company just posted a nice website about
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