Ch. 1 geography

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Ch. 1 geography
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  1. Physical geography
    natural, land forms, climate
  2. human geography
    political, urban, culture, economic
  3. geotechniques
    engineering, cartography (map making)
  4. systemic study
    looking at 1 aspect
  5. regional geography
    look at parts of earth to understand
  6. formal region
    shares at least 1 or more characteristics
  7. functional region
    ex. government unit, newspapers, radios
  8. vernacular region
    • have certain things in common
    • ex. seacoast, new england
  9. globalization
    increasing interconnectedness of people and places around the world
  10. causes of globalization (7 total)
    • -growth of transnational corporations
    • - technological invention
    • - government-integration
    • - internationalization of finance
    • - variations in labor costs
    • - homogenization of tastes
    • - movement of people
  11. pro globalization
    • - it is inevitable
    • - encourages efficiency- lowers costs
    • - benefits trickle down
    • - stimulates the spread of technology and ideas
  12. anti-globalization
    • -is not natural
    • - creates greater inequalities between rich and poor
    • - promotes exports at the expense of local needs
    • - poor countries forced to adopt trade liberalism
    • - global economic system is unstable
  13. middle position of globalization
    • - it unavoidable
    • - offers opportunity, but creates problems
    • - must be managed to reduce negative impacts
    • - requires strong government (weak government have to accept globalization to create jobs)

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