This month's issue of Geographical features a look at the way in which the Earth's natural geography has shaped human societies throughout history.
Written by Professor Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins: how the Earth made us, the article explores how different features on the planet - including plate tectonics and atmospheric circulation - have defined us. Whether it’s a tectonic shift sparking the evolution of humanity in East Africa's Rift Valley, cosmic cycles in rainfall favouring the evolution of our adaptable behaviour, or the ice age aiding in our dispersal round the globe, the Earth has influenced and shaped the human story for seven million years.
Other articles this month feature a look at the little-known cheese manufacturing industry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a feature on Micronations focusing on places that break away from their host nations, and a spotlight on Palma's historic shops and the fight to preserve this part of Mallorca's unique cultural heritage.
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The deadline for early bird registration for this year’s Annual International Conference is fast approaching.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Innovative Geography Teaching Grants, Dr Lisa Ficklin and Grace Healy.
New co-editors are being sought for the Society’s book series and two of our academic journals, Area and The Geographical Journal.
The first Ron Cooke Award has been awarded to Gregory Pearson for his A Level Independent Investigation An investigation into the form and nature of scree slopes on the North side of the Ogwen Valley.
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