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Rubenstein AP human geography vocabulary
|The notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape.
|Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group. This is the essence of how humans interact with nature.
|The total number of people divided by the total land area.
|The number of people per unit of area of arable land, which is land suitable for agriculture.
|The region from which innovative ideas originate.
|The process of spread of a feature or trend 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. This can happen in 3 ways:
|The spread of an idea from persons or nodes of authority or power to other persons or places (Ex: hip
|The rapid, widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population. (Ex: ideas placed on the internet)
|the spread of an underlying principle, even though a characteristic itself apparently fails to diffuse.
|Exact measurement of the physical space between two places.
|Approximate measurement of the physical space between two places.
|The arrangement of something across Earth’s surface.
|general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences.
|Position on Earth’s surface using the coordinate system of longitude and latitude
|Position on Earth’s surface relative to other features. (Ex: My house is west of 394).
|The physical character of place; what is found at the location and why it is significant
|The location of a place relative to other places
|Space Time Compression
|The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place, as a result of improved communications
|Friction of Distance
|is based on the notion that distance usually requires some amount of effort, money, and/or energy to overcome
|The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from it's origin.
|defined by Manuel Castells as a set of interconnected nodes without a center.
|The relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space.
|The degree of ease with which it is possible to reach certain location from other locations.
|Refers to the physical gap or interval between two objects.
|Physical location of geographic phenomena across SPACE
|Is the estimation or determination of extent.
|Representation of a real
|(uniform) or homogenous region is an area within which everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics.
|(nodal region) Area organized around a node or focal point.
|(Perceptual Region) is a place that people believe exists as a part of their cultural identity.
|The physical environment may limit some human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to their environment.
|A common property of distribution, which is the geometric arrangement of objects in space.
|Often referred to as a places toponym (the name given to a place on Earth.)