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3.1 Population Basics

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 3.1: Population Basics. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Human Growth Rate, by
View the current population information on all countries of the world.

Population Growth over Human History, by The University of Michigan's Global Change Program
Learn about how human populations have changed over time.

World Population Information, by US Census Bureau
Global population trends, links to historical population estimates, population clocks, and estimates of population, births, and deaths occurring each year, day, hour, or second.

US Census Bureau, by American Factfinder
This is probably the most authoritative and comprehensive governmental site that provides both spatial and attribute data across multiple geographic areas. The major datasets include Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system (TIGER) Line files, TIGER related products, Decennial Census, The American Community Survey (ACS), The Economic Census, Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM), and Census of Governments. All the datasets can be downloaded for free, although inexpensive data CDs are also available for purchase.

United States Population , by Factmonster
This site links to the census bureau and other informational sites on Populations.

POPclock, by US Census Bureau
This clock shows a constant tally of the United States and World population.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

World Population, by Western Kentucky University
View an animation that shows the world population when you where born and the population increase.

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