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Ch1 Rubenstein

Ch1 Rubenstein Vocab

Absolute Location Describing the position of an object or place on Earth's surface using meridians and parallels
Cartography map making
Possibilism the theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives
Complimentary region a region formed by the combination of 2 areas with different activities or strengths, each of which benefits the other
Vernacular region a place that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity. Comes from people's informal sense of place. (nickname)
Contagious Diffusion rapid, widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population
Relocation Diffusion the transfer of ideas, behaviors, or articles from one place to another through the migration of those possessing the feature transported
Cultural Landscape The natural landscape as modified by human activities and bearing the imprint of a cultural group or society.
Density The quantity of anything per unit area
Diffusion the spread of ideas, behaviors, and articles through a cultural area or from one culture to a neighboring area through contact and exchange of information
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