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|A map projection that fairly accurately shows shape and direction, but distorts distance and size of land masses.
|a cylindrical map projection that attempts to retain the accurate sizes of all the world's landmasses
|Projection that attempts to balance several possible projection errors. It does not maintain completely accurate area, shape, distance, or direction, but it minimizes errors in each.
|the view that the natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life including cultural development
|An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics.
|An area that people believe to exsist as part of their cultural identity (perceptual region)
|A region defined by the particular set of activities or interactions that occur within it
|The portion of Earth's surface occupied by permanent human settlement.
|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 ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture.
|Distinctive causes of death in each stage of the demographic transition.
|largest number of individuals of a population that a environment can support
|Change in the migration pattern in a society that results from industrialization, population growth, and other social and economic changes that also produce the demographic transition
|Only people exhibiting certain characteristics in a population choosing to migrate.
|The difference between the level of immigration and the level of emigration.
|An environmental or cultural feature of the landscape that hinders migration.
|The presence of a nearer opportunity that greatly diminishes the attractiveness of sites farther away.
|the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
|the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
|The notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape
|unique combination of culture traits for a particular culture group
|a geographic boundary within which a particular linguistic feature occurs, rarely a simple line
|A stable natural language developed from the mixing of parent languages.
|With increased food supply and increased population, speakers from the hearth of Indo-European languages migrated into Europe.
|the belif that life exists in all objects- rocks, people, lakes, mountains
|A religion that does not have a central authority but shares ideas and cooperates informally.
|Combination of two or more faiths into one belief system; typically allowed in Buddhism.
|a region caught between powerful forces who boundaries are continually redefined
|The desire of a state to gain and regain territory inhabited by people who have historic or cultural links to the country but now live in a neighboring state
|An association of manufacturers or suppliers that maintains prices at a high level and restricts competition.
|A boundary which is drawn before an area is heavily populated
|A boundary that is drawn in after permanent settlement Ex. The boundaries of Poland
|A border drawn to accommodate existing religious, linguistic, ethnic, or economic differences
|A state having control over its internal affairs without interference from other states
|Drawing district lines to promote a majority party
|The process of transferring power from a central government to lower governments, which does not necessarily turn the system into a federal one.
|GDP per Capita
|GDP divided by the number of people in a given population
|Gender Development Index
|A measure of the economic equality of men and women; published by the UN
|A business that explores for, removes, processes, and sells minerals, oil, and gas that are found on or beneath the earth's surface and are nonrenewable
|The ability to produce a good at a lower opportunity cost than another producer
|Business of farming conducted by large-scale operations that purchase, produce, finance, package, and distribute agricultural products
|process where fertile land becomes a desert
|information services and "knowledge" sectors
|High level analysis and decision-making
|Planting a single crop in a field often over a large area
|A mix of staying home and following the herds among pastoral groups.
|Cultivation that makes intensive use of none of the factors of production: land, labor, capital, and machinery, slash burn technique; The growing of fruits, vegtables, and flowers
|trading center where goods are exported and imported without cost
|Dispersed Rural Settlement
|Farmers living on individual farms isolated from neighbors
|A large urban area composed of a network of cities; almost synonymous with Megalopolis.
|The place where concentration of culture traits that characterizes a region is greatest. 3 levels of concentration of a characteristic
|a language of contact and trade composed of features of the original languages or two or more societies (compare with creole)
|a commonly shared language that is used as a medium of communication between people of different language
|Theory that holds that early speakers of Prot-Indo-European spread westward on horseback, overpowering earlier inhabitants and beginning the diffusion and differentiation of Indo-European tongues.
|The system of islamic law, sometimes called Quranic law. Unlike most Western systems of law that are based on legal precedence, Sharia is based on varying degrees of interpretation of the Quran
|a religion in which a central authority excercises a high degree of control
|Process by which a state breaks down though conflicts amoung its ethnicities.
|the geographic separation of races Ex. South Africa.