Population Patterns: What Factors Determine the Location and Growth of Human Settlements?

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Why do people migrate to and settle in the places they do?

Factors have included colonization and canals, cliff dwellings and commuter towns, river routes and railroads, and trade routes and sprawl. Fascinating examples trace the historical roots and contemporary causes of the patterns created by human migration and settlement.

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Overview

Why do people migrate to and settle in the places they do?

Factors have included colonization and canals, cliff dwellings and commuter towns, river routes and railroads, and trade routes and sprawl. Fascinating examples trace the historical roots and contemporary causes of the patterns created by human migration and settlement.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Patterns Of Migration & Settlement 4

Chapter 2 Early Human Migrations 8

Chapter 3 Landscape & Climate 14

Chapter 4 Location, Location, Location 20

Chapter 5 The Pull of Natural Resources 26

Chapter 6 Transportation Links 34

Chapter 7 Urbanization and Suburbanization 40

Glossary 44

Ideas For Discussion 46

Further Information 46

Index 47

About The Author 48

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