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chapter 14-17

TermDefinition
cultural diffusion the process by wich people adopt the parctces of their neighbors
renaissance the revival of art literature and learning that took place in europe during the fourteenth fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
industrial revolution the shitf frim human power t o machine power
summit the highest point if mountian or similar elevation
previlling wesrerlies the constant flow of air from west to east in the tempreate zones of the earth
euro the common currency used by member nations of the european
penicula water on three sides of land
compulsory reqwierd
fertile able to produce abunadantly
ore a rocky meterial cintaining a valuable mineral
tertiary economic ativity an ecinomic activity in wic people do not directly gater or process raw materials but pursue acticities that seve otiers servuce inderstry
moor board treeless rolling land often poorly drained and heing patches of marsh and peat bog
bog an area of wet spongy ground
glen a narrow valley
peat spongy meterial containing waterlogged and deacying mosses and plants some times dried and used as fuel
cultural duvergence THE RESTRICATION OF A CULTURE from out side influences
blight a plant desease
fjord a narrow valley or inlet frm the sea originally coverd out by an adcanving glacier and filled by melting glacial ice
geothermal energy produced from the earth column of water and team into the air
mixed economy a system combinding diffrent degrees of goverment regulation
dialect variaions of laguage that are unique to a region or coumunity
impressionism this school of are sought to capture feeting visual impressions made by color light and shadows
nationalize brought under state controal sien businesses cibsudered vital to national intrests
recession an extended decli in business activity
confederation or losse political union
reparation money for war damages
inflation or sharply rising prices ruined the value if germanys currency
lignite a soft brown coal
dike or embanksments of earth and rock to hold back the water
polder beginning in te 1200 the dutch used wind mills to power the pumps that removed water from the land
decentralize its goverment that is transfer power to smaller regions
canton a political division or state one of the states in switzerland
neutral not taking sides in a war
perishable good meaning that it does not stay fresh for long most of it is turned into processed products like chocolate and heese for export
strip mining where minersstrip away the surface of the earth to lay bare the mineral depostits
navigable deep and wide enough ti allow the passage of ships
dry farming a farming technique that leaves land unplanted every few years in order to gathier moisture
sirocco a hot dry wind from northjern africa
hub a central point of concentrated activity and influence
seismic activity earthquakes and valacno erupshions
subsidence a gllogical phenimenon in wich the ground in an area sinks
renaissance the revival of art literature and learning that tood place in europe durng the fourteenth fifteenth and sictheenth centuries
garben a long narrow are that has dropped between two faults
inhabitable able to support permanent residents
tsunami a huge wave caused primarily by a dusturbance beneath the ocean such as an earthquake or a valcano eruption
Created by: brandondennis