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Science College, General Science Dept


Geography

What are the patterns of movement?

Goods, services and information have historically been moved from one area to another. This occurs today and is evident in the many foods found in grocery stores that are grown in another area. For example, bananas are generally available in U. S. grocery stores, but they are grown elsewhere where the climate is favorable to the growth of this fruit. The U. S. does not have the hot, humid climate necessary for bananas to thrive. So bananas are grown in South America and shipped to the U. S. Goods travel by car, bus, trains, boats, barges, carriages, horses, planes, etc.

Other methods for services and information to travel are by phone, mail, radio, T.V., newspapers, computers. The movement of these has made more variety of goods available to more people than at any other time in human history. And the spread of information has opened many doors of communication, making the world a much smaller place.

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