Geography: Skills and Ch 1

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Geography: Skills and Ch 1
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2013-12-10 21:41:17
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First semester Geography words
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  1. a spherical or ball-shaped model of the entire planet
    GLOBE
  2. imaginary east-west lines on a globe; also, the distance north or south of Earth's equator
    LATITUDE
  3. imaginary north-south lines on a globe
    LONGITUDE
  4. an imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the North and South poles
    EQUATOR
  5. an imaginary north-south line that runs through Greenwich, England and represents 0 degrees longitude
    PRIME MERIDIAN
  6. the halves of the Earth
    HEMISPHERE
  7. a large landmass that is part of the Earth's crust; Geographers identify 7 of these
    CONTINENTS
  8. vast bodies of water
    OCEANS
  9. an area of land surrounded entirely by water
    ISLAND
  10. a flat drawing that shows all or part of Earth's surface
    MAP
  11. the study of the world's people, communities, and landscapes
    HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
  12. a circle showing the principal directions printed on a map or chart
    COMPASS ROSE
  13. a range of values
    SCALE
  14. the wording of a map or diagram explaining the symbols used
    LEGEND
  15. shows major political features of a region; includes country borders, capital cities, and other places; uses colors to represent countries, and stars to show capital cities
    POLITICAL MAP
  16. shows major physical features of a region including mountain ranges, rivers, oceans, islands, deserts, and plains; often uses different colors to represent different elevations of land
    PHYSICAL MAPS
  17. the study of the world, its people and the landscapes they create
    GEOGRAPHY
  18. all the human and physical features that make a place unique
    LANDSCAPE
  19. a field that studies people and the relationships among them
    SOCIAL SCIENCE
  20. a part of the world that has one or more common features that distinguish it from surrounding areas
    REGION
  21. a specific description of where a place is located, often expressed using latitude and longitude
    ABSOLUTE LOCATION
  22. a general description of where a place is located, often expressed in relation to something else
    RELATIVE LOCATION
  23. the land, water, climate, plants, and animals of an area
    ENVIRONMENT
  24. the study of the world's physical features - its landforms, bodies of water, climates, soils, and plants
    PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
  25. the science of making maps
    CARTOGRAPHY
  26. the study of weather and what causes it
    METEOROLOGY

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