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APHG all vocab

All of the vocab from barrons and rubenstein

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Anthropogenic   Human-induced changes on the natural environment.
Cartography Theory and practice of making visual representations of the earth's surface in the form of maps.
Cultural ecology The study of the interactions between societies and the nat­ural environments they live in.
Cultural landscape The human-modified natural landscape specifically con­taining the imprint of a particular culture or society.
Earth system science Systematic approach to physical geography that looks at the interaction between the earth's physical systems and processes on a global scale.
Environmental geography The intersection between human and physical geography, which explores the spatial impacts humans have on the physical environment and vice versa.
Eratosthenes The head librarian at Alexandria during the third century B.C.; he was one of the first cartographers. Performed a remarkably accurate com­putation of the earth's circumference. He is also credited with coining the term "geography."
Geographical Information Systems A set of computer tools used to capture, store, transform, analyze, and display geographic data.
Global Positioning System A set of satellites used to help determine location anywhere on the earth's surface with a portable electronic device.
Idiographic Pertaining to the unique facts or characteristics of a particular place.
George Perkins Marsh Inventor, diplomat, politician, and scholar, his classic work, Man and Nature, or Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action, provided the first description of the extent to which natural systems had been impacted by human actions.
Natural landscape The physical landscape or environment that has not been affected by human activities.
Nomothetic Concepts or rules that can be applied universally.
W. D. Pattison He claimed that geography drew from four distinct traditions: the earth-science tradition, the culture-environment tradition, the locational tradition, and the area-analysis tradition.
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