Apollo 11: Geography Lessson.

July 20, 1969. Over 50 years ago, 2 men, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, embarked on the Apollo 11, a spaceflight that would take the first human beings to the moon. Apollo 11 was launched by the Saturn V rocket. The NASA Kennedy Space Center was its launching center. Space rocket launches are…

Kiritimati/Christmas Island.

Kiritimati, also known as Christmas Island, gets its name for the day explorer James Cook visited it, Christmas Eve, December 24, 1777. Kiritimati is the Gilbertese translation of Christmas, the language spoken in the Republic of Kiribati. Kiritimati is part of the Republic of Kiribati (Kirtibati has been independent since 1979, a member of the…

Christmas In A Geographic Perspective

Merry Christmas to those reading this. Merry Christmas!! Christmas is an important day for Christians all over the world. Christmas is about celebrating and commemorating the birth of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The holiday is about Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem. Bethlehem today is a city of 25,266 people. It…

Geography And Baseball: Cleveland’s Declining Attendance

  In 1989, the movie Major League came out. It was about an at-the-time horrible Cleveland Indians. Between 1960 and 1993, the Cleveland Indians managed only 6 seasons about the .500 mark (1965, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1986), and 1965 was the best they would do (87-75) for the balance of that time period. During the…

A Creek Springs Eternal: Spring Creeks

  Poet Alexander Pope¬† wrote “Hope springs eternal in the human breast, man never is, but always to be blest. The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home. Rests and expatiates in a life to come”. This can be applied to a particular geographic feature. And to paraphrase Alexander Pope: A creek springs eternal from a…

Sweden Becoming Europe’s Leader In Wind Energy

“Sweden Is Becoming Europe’s Texas For Wind Power” was the headline announcing Sweden’s emergence as a leader in wind energy.¬† This is according to Bloomberg. To put Sweden’s wind energy emergence into numbers, at least 150 terawatts of electricity are consumed by Sweden annually. Of that electricity, about 12% of it is produced from wind…

Steam Fog Geography: From Sea To Pond.

Consider walking by a large body of water on a cold day. The water itself might not be frozen. However, there is a steam coming up from the water. It might look like the perfect backdrop to a horror movie. Steam coming up from the water on a cold day, whether it’s Lake Erie, the…

TheGeoScholar New Look

TheGeoScholar has some changes. New Logo. New Domain Name. This is the new logo. It is the same logo for the youtube channel as it is for this site. Second, thegeoscholar.wordpress.com is now thegeoscholar.com.

Been Away, But TheGeoScholar Blog Is Coming Back.

TheGeoScholar blog has been inactive since August 2017. The YouTube Channel TheGeoScholar is still active. The channel continues to be active. More entries will be on this blog soon, and there are more plans for the future. This is the comeback entry.

Geography Is Dynamic, And A Newspaper Article Proves It.

Geography is dynamic. This is the Earth. Things are always changing on this planet. Borders change, land changes. A 1994 newspaper article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that geography is dynamic. The article shows the changes and events that were taking place back then. Consider the events of the early/mid 1990s, and compare them to…