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Explain relationships between human activities and the physical environment
How the physical environment caused social development
A two-dimensional or flat representation of Earths surface or a portion of it.
The Science of mapmaking
transferring location on earths surface to a flat map
The acquisition of data about earth's surface from a satellite orbiting earth or from other long-distance methods.
Physical Characteristics of a place
location of a place relative to other places
name given to a place on earth
An area on earth with a unique combination of features
A combination of cultural features such as language and religion, economic features such as agriculture and industry, and physical features such as climate and vegetation.
An area organized around a node or focal point
Formal Region (Uniform or Homogenous Region)
an area within which everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics
Vernacular or Perceptual Region
a place that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity. ie, the South
A force or process that involves the entire world and results in making something worldwide in scope
The arrangement of a feature in space.
Where and Why
The number of people occupying an area of land
The extent of a feature's spread over space. If the objects in an area are close together, they are clustered.
If relatively far apart, they are dispersed.
The geometric arrangement of objects in space
Contact diminishes with increasing distance and eventually dissapears
The process by which a characteristic spreads across space from one place to another over time
The spread of an idea through physical movement of people from one place to another.
The spread of a feature from one place to another in a snowballing process.
Total number of people divided by total land area
Land suited for agriculture
The number of people supported by a unit area of arable land
The ratio of the number of farmers to the amount of arable land.
Natural Increase Rate
Percentage by which a population grows in a year
Crude Birth Rate
Total number of live births in a year for every 1000 people alive in the society
Crude Death Rate
total number of deaths in a year for every 1,000 people alive in the society.
Total Fertility Rate
Average number of children a woman will have throughtout her childbearing years
Infant Mortality Rate
Annual number of deaths of infants under 1 year of age, compared with total live births
The average number of years a newborn infant can expect to live at curent infant mortality rates
The number of people who are too young or too old to work compared to the number of people in their productive years.
process of change of a country's population structure
English Economist was one of the first to argue that the world's rate of population was far outrunning the development of food supplies.
migration between regions within a country
migration within a region of a country
A regional variation of a language distinguished by distinctive vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.
Creator of the first comprehensive american dictionary and grammar books
A language of international communication
Three properties of distribution are:
density, concentration, and pattern
Location can be described by:
site, situation, and toponyms