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Title      : MSGE-103 Resource Geography
Subject      : Geography
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
Chapters/Pages      : 16/308
Total Price      : Rs.      : 224
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Concept of Resource, Resources Consciousness, Dynamic aspects, Natural Stuff, Nature, Man and Culture Total views (252)  
Resources are of paramount importance in the process of economic development of any country or a region. Therefore every nation shows keen interest and concern for resources within its political boundary. The study of resources helps us to know the nature, behaviour and functions of natural , cultural and human resources. It also helps to plan for their proper use and development. That is why it i ......
Pages: 13
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Classification of Resources Total views (248)  
In the first unit we have studied about the meaning and nature of resources difference between resource and resistance, resource creating factors etc . However the resources are not of the same type. There are variety of resources found on the surface of the earth. It is necessary to know various types of resources, how they are classified and what is the criteria that is adopted to classify the r ......
Pages: 10
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Soil as a Resource, Soil Formation and Profile, Characteristics and Classification of Soils Total views (248)  
Nature has been kind to us. Ever since the origin of human species he is dependent on nature for many of his needs including food and shelter. In the initial stages of history, man identified these resources as gift of nature and was using them judiciously. He knew the importance of these resources but not the economic value of them. Although natural products existed on the earth much before the ......
Pages: 21
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Major Soils and Their Distribution Total views (256)  
Curtis. F Marbut was the first person to introduce the formal system of soil classification in the Unites States in the year 1930. Because of some serious limitations in his classification, by early 1950's the United States soil conservation service began the development of a new method of soil classification. Later on, the review process was completed and the seventh Approximation soil classifica ......
Pages: 11
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Forest Resources and its Types Total views (239)  
Meaning of the term forest has been highly debated among the social scientists. Social interaction with the forest has been part of human existence since beginning as hunter-gatherers, agricultural societies and even the industrial society has been having contact with the forest in some form. It has been a dilemma for the social scientists to define the meaning of forest as the uses of forest have ......
Pages: 26
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Forest Products and their Distribution in the World Total views (240)  
A forest product is any material derived from a forest for commercial use, such as lumber, paper, or forage for livestock. Wood, by far the dominant commercial forest product, is used for many industrial purposes, such as the finished structural materials used for the construction of buildings, or as a raw material, in the form of wood pulp, that is used in the production of paper. All other non-w ......
Pages: 13
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Pastoral Resources, World's Cattle and Sheep Rearing Regions, Major Fishing Ground of the World Total views (237)  
Pastoralism or pastoral farming is the branch of agriculture concerned with the raising of livestock. It is animal husbandry: the care, tending and use of animals such as camels, goats, cattle, yaks, llamas, and sheep. It may have a mobile aspect, moving the herds in search of fresh pasture and water. Pastoralism is found in many variations throughout the world. Composition of herds, management pr ......
Pages: 39
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Mineral Resources - Ferrous Minerals-Iron Ore Total views (238)  
Resources play an important role in satisfying the human requirements. The existence of both human and other living beings depend on natural resources. Human being cannot create any natural resources. They are only consumers and modifies. Resources are the foundation of the wealth of a nation. The progress and prosperity of a nation depends on the availability of a variety of natural resources in ......
Pages: 14
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Manganese and Mica Total views (235)  
In the previous lesson (Unit-l 0) we have studied about the meaning of minerals, their classification in general, importance of iron ore - a ferrous metallic mineral in detail, its types, distribution and production. In this lesson we will discuss about two other minerals i.e. Manganese ore and Mica. Manganese is a Ferro-alloy, most essential in hardening steel, Mica is the most important non-meta ......
Pages: 11
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Non Ferrous Minerals - Copper and Bauxite Total views (235)  
As know that there are several kinds of minerals are provided by the nature. Each type of mineral has its own properties, occurrence, uses, etc . In the previous lession (Unit-II) we have studied about two different minerals i.e. Manganese and Mica. First is a ferro-alloy and the second is a non-metallic mineral. In this lesson we will study about two other distinct nonferrous metal minerals. i.e. ......
Pages: 10
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Mineral Fuel - Coal Total views (236)  
A mineral substance used as a source of heat or power are considered as mineral fuels. i.e. coal, petroleum, etc. Most of them come under fossil fuels. They are found inside the earth's crust, where they have been formed due to heat and compression of organic matter buried inside the ground. The main sources of mineral fuels are coal and petroleum. These two have become the main resources in our i ......
Pages: 13
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Petroleum, Natural Gas and Atomic Minerals Total views (239)  
In previous lesson (Unit-13), while discussing the mineral fuels, we have noted that coal, which is the world's most abundant resource is also a widely used and distributed fossil fuel. In this lesson we will study about the other mineral fuels which occur underground in liquid and gaseous forms. i.e. Petroleum and Natural gas . We will also to be discuss about atomic minerals, the most powerful k ......
Pages: 22
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Water Resources, Hydrological Cycle Total views (222)  
As recently as 12,000 years ago, you could walk from Alaska to Siberia without having to don a wetsuit. At that time, glaciers and ice sheets covered North America down to the Great Lakes and Cape Cod, though coastal areas generally remained ice-free. These extensive ice sheets occurred at a time when sea level was very low, exposing land where water now fills the Bering Strait. In fact, throughou ......
Pages: 18
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Trends in Water Utilization with Reference to India Total views (208)  
Water is the most important component for the survival of all the living including man. Though water is an inexhaustible resource, because of mis-management and misuse, it is becoming a scare commodity. The security of fresh is emerging as a global issue because; water consumption is doubling in every twenty years, trice the growth rate of human population. As and when the population increases the ......
Pages: 27
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Concept of Conservation, Conservation of Soil and Forests Total views (207)  
Conservation means sustainable and efficient utilization of resources .for this we must always keep in consideration of our future generation. Thus, it is necessary to use the resources more efficiently without any wastage. Population control is also essential for a long term sustainability of natural resources. Non-renewable resources are the most important resources to be conserved because if on ......
Pages: 33
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Conservation of Mineral Resources, Conservation of Marine Resource Total views (207)  
A mineral is a naturally occurring solid chemical substance formed through biogeochemical processes, having characteristic chemical composition, highly ordered atomic structure, and specific physical properties. By comparison, a rock is an aggregate of minerals and/or mineraloids and does not have a specific chemical composition. Minerals range in composition from pure elements and simple salts to ......
Pages: 27
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