unit 4 vocabulary

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unit 4 vocabulary
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geography unit 4 vocab
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  1. growth in the proportion of people living in towns and cities
    urbanization
  2. events in the physical environment that can destroy human life and property
    natural disasters
  3. mutuality; a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities
    interdependence
  4. form an idea of the amount, number, or value
    evaluate
  5. practice of farming, growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food
    agriculture
  6. distribution of human settlements on the landscape
    settlement pattern
  7. process of removing salt from ocean water
    desalinization
  8. the action of transporting someone or something or the process of being transported
    transportation
  9. to change one self's environment
    modification
  10. a supply of assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively
    resources
  11. the strength and variety required for sustained physical or mental activity
    energy
  12. destruction or loss of forest
    deforestation
  13. towns and cities
    urban
  14. countryside
    rural
  15. of or characteristics of a suburban
    suburban
  16. type of tourism focusing on guided travel through natural areas
    ecotourism
  17. a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; shortage of water results from this
    drought
  18. farming in which food is produced by a family just for its own needs
    subsistence farming
  19. a form of shifting cultivation in which farmers slash small areas of forest and burn the fallen trees
    slash and burn
  20. includes unusual, severe or unseasonal weather
    extreme weather
  21. the level of variety of plants and animals
    biodiversity
  22. polluted rain that can damage trees and kill fish in lakes
    acid rain
  23. air pollution that travels from one jurisdiction to another
    Trans-boundary pollution
  24. electricity generated by hydropower
    hydroelectric potential
  25. process in which earth's atmosphere traps heat energy
    greenhouse effect

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