geography concepts

A globe from the early 20th century with a black wire base with a side picture showing an analemma printed on it.

Analemma: The Sun’s Pattern in the Sky

Caitlin Dempsey

Analemmas are diagrams and photographs that show the changing position of the Sun and the Earth's moon over the course of a year.

Fog settles over a forest.

Wonderful Words to Describe How We Experience Geography

Caitlin Dempsey

There are some unique words to describe some of how we experience the world around us.

A simply diagram showing the location of three populations with red dots. The background is light gray with a blue line for river and green shaded areas for parks.

Distance Decay in Geography

Caitlin Dempsey

Distance decay between two groups of people gives rise to things like languages and regional customs, and distance decay across biomes contributes to the earth's natural diversity.