The Geographical Bulletin

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Vol. 61, No. 1, May

Nebraska's Medicaid Expansion: An Interesting Rural-Urban Divide
INTRODUCTIONEstablished in 1965, Medicaid has an interesting history. Sommers and Epstein (2013, 499) point out that "nine states did not participate [in Medicaid] until 1970 or later, and it took nearly 20 years before the last holdout [Arizona] joined."...
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Rice Growing Environment of the Ibagué Belt, Colombia: An Ecological Study at the Geotope Scale
INTRODUCTIONAs is well known, the Geosystem, Territory, and Landscape (GTP: Geosistema, Territorio, y Paisaje in Spanish) of Bertrand (l968; 1973; 1978a; 1978b; 1978c; 1991b) did not address in detail the methodological and instrumental aspects when...
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Choosing Your Perspective: Finding Adventure in the Middle of a Crisis
BACKGROUNDWe arrived in Jordan late August 2019 for Kaelin's, postdoctoral Fulbright research fellowship: an historical repeat assessment of Petra over the last century. This was not our first experience living abroad, having been stationed in Amman...
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An Exploratory Spatial Analysis of the Urban Crime Environment around the Next National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency West Development
INTRODUCTIONBackgroundOn March 31, 2016, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced their decision to build a new facility, termed Next NGA West (NNW), in north St. Louis City. The NNW will replace the existing NGA facility in south...
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The Green Cabin Prehistoric Metarhyolite Quarry Site (36AD0569), South Mountain, Pennsylvania
INTRODUCTIONMetarhyolite-a very hard, dense rock that could be used by prehistoric people for tool-making-was quarried on South 1Mountain in south-central Pennsylvania at least c8000 before the present era (BP). Tools made of South Mountain metarhyolite...
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Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time
Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time. TOM LYNCH, SUSAN NARAMORE MAHER, DRUCILLA WALL, and ALAN O. WELTZIEN, eds. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. Pp. xxvi+346, photographs, notes. $29.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8032-9958-0."Every...
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Editor's Note
Like previous years, I am pleased that this issue includes a range of different topics and locales. While Zaque and Rivillas explore the geotypes of Colombia in South America, Marr takes us to South Mountain, Pennsylvania for a geoarchaeological assessment...
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Vol. 60, No. 1, May

Climate Change and Perceived Vulnerability: Gender, Heritage, and Religion Predict Risk Perception and Knowledge of Climate Change in Hawaii
INTRODUCTIONClimate change will have numerous impacts on the physical environment and on human society. Adapting to climate change will require responding to the physical effects of global warming and adjusting how we conceptualize, measure, and manage...
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Introducing the Concept of the "Causal Continuum" in Introductory Weather and Climate Courses
In any introductory meteorology, climatology, Earth science, or physical geography course, students will likely gain a much greater understanding of the weather and/ or climate material if their course instruction is effectively rooted within the framework...
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Geographic Distribution of Public Health Hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
INTRODUCTIONHealth services in the Riyadh city have developed tremendously over the past few years. By 2016, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was operating eight public hospitals in the city. As increasing population and urbanization...
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Gamma Theta Upsilon by the Numbers at the End of Its First Century: Where Are Our Growth Poles?
Editor's Note: This essay-report fits nicely with the spirit of our Diamond Anniversary volume. I appreciate Dr. Lowry compiling "the numbers".As we entered the last decade of our first century (Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded in 1928), earlier this...
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Editor's Note
This volume marks The Geographical Bulletins Diamond Anniversary. That's 60 volumes since 1970. Quite a feat that few current peer-reviewed journals can claim. And yet the Bulletin stands tall. For more than 40 years it has showcased both undergraduate...
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The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap
The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap. Gish Jen, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. 310 pp. images, drawings, index, bibliography, appendices, notes. ISBN: 978-1-101-91782-1 $26.95.The Girl at the Baggage Claim is an examination...
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Locational Analysis of Seasonal Migration of Nomadic Pastoralists in a Part of Northern Nigeria
INTRODUCTIONIn West Africa, the largest pastoralist group is the Fulani, also known as Fulbe, Fula, and Peul, representing over 90% of pastoralists, straddling several West and Central African countries (Juang 2008; Oxford Bibliographies 2015; Commentary...
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Vol. 59, No. 2, November

Relationship of Flood Peaks to 24-Hour Rainfall in the Eastern Texas Hill Country, South-Central Texas
INTRODUCTIONSix times between 1998 and 2015, the South-Central Texas region along the Balcones Escarpment has experienced devastating floods resulting in a loss of more than 62 lives and more than $2.6 Billion in private and public economic damages (Table...
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A Note from the Editor
Welcome to The Geographical Bulletins second fully online issue. As noted in my comments last issue, the benefits of being fully online and open access remain numerous: increased accessibility, flexibility in terms of what can be incorporated into an...
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Heat Reduction Capabilities of Urban Tree Species
INTRODUCTIONThe objective of this study centers on determining how much urban plants affect land surface temperature and if certain plants affect temperature more than others in cities affected by the urban heat island effect. The urban heat island effect...
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Predicting Gypsy Moth Population Size in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Using a Satellite Disturbance Index
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVESThe European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L. ) was released into the wild in the United States in 1868 or 1869 by Étienne Léopoldo Trouvelot in Medford Massachusetts (A. Liebhold, Mastro, & Schaefer, 1989). In the intervening...
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Analyzing Tornadic Frequency and Regional Climate Change Relationships in Kansas, 1950-2016
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVESThe current scholarly literature suggests that there is a relationship between tornado frequency and global climate change (Elsner, 2014). However, not all scholars agree with the assertion that there is a relationship between...
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Vol. 55, No. 2, November

Spatial Crime Displacement on Chicago's South Side
INTRODUCTIONThe history of public housing in the United States, especially in the highly populated northern industrial cities, has been a dismal failure. In Chicago, this effort was initiated after World War II to provide housing to a growing African-American...
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