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SS Ch 1 Geography

Ch 1 Geography Study Guide

geography The study of the Earth. It describes the different places and people.
geographer A scientist who studies the Earth's land, people, and environment.
The three questiosn asked by geographers when studying the Earth Where is it? Why is it there? What is it like there?
Physical features things that are naturally found in our environment
examples of physical features landforms, bodies of water, plants and trees, animals, soil
human features things that are manmade; describes the way people live
examples of human features buildings, food, languages, beliefs, jobs
plateau a large area of flat land that is raised higher than the land around it
island an area of land that is completely surrounded by water
isthmus a narrow strip of land that connects two large areas of land
plain a large area of flat land
canyon a large crack in the earth formed by a river or earthquake
renewable resources resources that the environment can replace after they are used
examples of renewable resources plants, soil, air, water, animals
nonrenewable resources resources that the environment cannot replace after they are used
examples of nonrenewable resources coal, oil, minerals, natural gas
Created by: stangil