Mark M. Miller

I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
- Daniel Boone


Professor of Geography
Dept. of Geography & Geology: follow us on Twitter @geousm and Facebook
University of Southern Miss

Home page

m.m.miller@usm.edu
mmmgeographer@gmail.com

Curriculum vitae
Video: how I became a geographer

Interested in the Peace Corps?
(Peace Corps Volunteer, Belize 1979-1981)

Geography Lounge
Geography should be fascinating & fun

Gratuitous advice for students


USM Classes, Spring 2014:

Community Asset Mapping with the Miss. Development Authority:

AAG Healthy Departments:
International Education & Geography


"Economic Development for Everyone" project

Economic development video project

 

 

Geography Lounge
geography should be FASCINATING & fun

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EXPLORE YOUR WORLD

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


shrunken headGeo-curiosities
Steve Hartwell, artist. Fine Art America. Retrieved August 16, 2011: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/steve-hartwell.html

 

Interested in Exploring more about...?


North AmericaCherokee license plate
Personal picture


Europe
EU man
123RF Stock Photos. Retrieved August 16, 2011: http://www.123rf.com/photo_3509868_cartoon-globe-man-holding-a-flag-of-the-european-union.html

Australia & New ZealandMaori tattoo
Hans Neleman. Moko Maori Tattoo. Retrieved August 16, 2011: http://www.ralphmag.org/BG/maori2.html


Japan
Zen garden
Nexuiz Ninjaz.Zen garden, Kyushu, Japan. Retrieved August 16, 2011: http://dev.nexuizninjaz.com/repositories/
revision/14/215

China East Asia

The Islamic WorldMecca
Russia & the former Soviet Union

Latin AmericaDiego Rivera
(Diego Rivera, artist)

The Caribbean
Albert Artwell
(Albert Artwell, artist)

Sub-Saharan Africa
2010 World Cup

South Asia
Ganesha
Devotional Only. Sankata Hara Ganesha Stotram. Retrieved November 18, 2011: http://devotionalonly.com/sankata-hara-ganesha-stotram/
The Arctic
Polar bear
Paul Nicklen. 2009. Polar Obsession. Focal Point.
World physical geographyMariana Trench

 

Political geography:

 
Planning
Favela
Neuwirth, Robert. Global bazaar. Scientific American (September 2011), 305, 56-63.

Environment
Tree hugger

Retrieved September 21, 2011: http://blog.earnmydegree.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/tree_hugger.jpg

Core & periphery
Child in Mozambique
Wither, Emily. August 29, 2011:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/08/27/
Mozambique.trash.city/index.html

Globalism
globalism

From the Trenches World Report. Retrieved August 16, 2011: http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/globalism-the-big-con-–-americans-suffering-like-never-before/4764
Economic geography
The world is spiky
Social Computing Group. Retrieved October 28, 2011: http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/GCSE/
gcse_geography.htm
Nation & stateIvory Coast
Population
Oliphant cartoon

Washington Post. October 30, 2011: http://www.uclick.com/client/wpc/po/
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Worldmapper
Worldmapper

Worldmapper. Retrieved September 20, 2010: http://www.worldmapper.org/textindex/text_index.html

If It Were My Home
ifitweremyhome

"The lottery of birth is responsible for much of who we are. If you were not born in the country you were, what would your life be like? Would you be the same person? IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration."

Strange Maps
sStrange Map

Strange Maps. Retrieved Jan 31. 2010: http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/

Dissuasive Cartography: the Emerald Desert. With an army numbering a mere 7,000 soldiers and an official policy of neutrality, the Irish Free State’s attitude at the outbreak of the Second World War was that of a very nervous bystander. While covertly providing the Brits with some intelligence and assistance, the overt goal throughout what was called the Emergency was to remain non-involved enough to prevent both a British and a German invasion. If it could, the Emerald Isle would have taken on, chameleon-like, the colour of the surrounding ocean waves.

This map shows the next best thing: dissuasive cartography. Its actual title is Cautious Cartography, as it appeared in the August 1940 issue of the Irish satirical magazine Dublin Opinion. The map purports to portray Ireland in as unappealing a perspective as possible. The text accompanying the map explains how cartography may be at least partly to blame for Europe’s misfortune: Feeling that the present unrest in Europe may have been largely caused by the well-intended, but highly mistaken policy pursued by countries of boasting about their natural advantages and attractions, a policy which has had the not unnatural result of exciting the cupidity of other countries, our Grangegorman Cartographer has designed the above map of Ireland, which is calculated to discourage the inhabitants, much less strangers. The trouble is, he feels, that, even as depicted, the country still looks more attractive than the rest of Europe.