Human Geography 2

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  1. LDCs
    • Less Developed Countries
    • include sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America
  2. Possiblism
    The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
  3. Polder
    • Land created by the Dutch
    • by draining water from an area
  4. Epidemic
    a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time
  5. Cholera
    an infection of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The main symptoms are watery diarrhea and vomiting
  6. Sequent Occupance
    notion that successful societies leave their cultural imprints on a place each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape
  7. Ubiquitous
    present, appearing, or found everywhere
  8. Scale
    Generally, the relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole; specifically, the relationship between the size of an object on a map and the size of the actual feature on Earth’s surface
  9. Connections
    Relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space.
  10. Meridans
    An arc drawn on a map between the North and South poles
  11. Mercator Projection
    a cylindrical map projection presented by the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569
  12. Remote Sensing
    The acquisition of data about Earth’s surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or from other long-distance methods.
  13. Site
    The physical character of a place
  14. MDCs
    • More Developed Countries
    • include countries in North America, Europe, and Japan
  15. Ellsworth Huntington
    a professor of geography at Yale University during the early 20th century, known for his studies on climatic determinism, economic growth andeconomic geography
  16. Koppen System
    widely used system that classifies climatic regimes according to:annual and monthly averages of temperatureannual and monthly averages of precipitationdevised by Waldimir Koppen (1846-1940)
  17. Pandemic
    an epidemic ofinfectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide
  18. Endemic
    (of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area
  19. Five Themes of Geography
    Location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region

    created in 1984 by the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers to facilitate and organize the teaching of geography in the K-12 classroom
  20. Geocaching
    a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity
  21. Cartogram
    a map in which some thematic mapping variable – such as travel time, population, or Gross National Product – is substituted for land area or distance
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Human Geography 2
2013-08-23 02:23:34
cultural landscape

Ch 1 pages 2 -28
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