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Unit 1-3 Terms
Themes and concepts of geography
|The study of spatial distribution in order to determine causes and consequences
|the spatial pattern created by the location of any particular phenomenon
|the reduced variety among places caused by greater connectedness, globalization of commerce, and the spread of popular culture
|Regions based on objective, observable criteria
|A central point from which functions/activities are coordinated.
|A spatial pattern in which an attribute is strongest near the center and weakens as you go away from the center
|An area that has been organized to function politically, socially, or economically as one unit
|another name for a functional region
|a region defined by people's feelings and opinions rather than objective data
|another name for perceptual regions
|A pizza delivery area is this type of region
|The space between two places
|The ease of reaching one area from another
|The quality of transportation and communication linkages between places.
|The total way of life shared by a group of people.
|One particular aspect of a culture
|The spread of ideas, innovations, and other cultural traits.
|Diffusion that involves the movement of people who bring cultural traits with them to a new place.
|Diffusion in which a trait spreads in a wave-like pattern outward from its origin.
|Diffusion in which a trait moves from one location to another without necessarily spreading to places between.
|Reconstituted dried fish that is popular in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
|Diffusion in which the underlying idea of a trait is adopted but not the trait itself.
|A barrier that slows or weakens diffusion.
|A barrier that completely stops diffusion.
|Term used to describe the increasing linkages among places on Earth
|The belief that the physical environment is the dominant force in shaping culture.
|The idea that any environment offers a number of choices for a culture and that cultural heritage guides these choices.
|A view of humans as a part of nature.
|A view of humans separate from and having dominion over nature.
|Term for the decrease in interaction among places as distance and/or the time it takes to travel that distance is increased
|term used to describe the impact of modern communications and transportation technology on cultural diffusion and interaction
|Country in which the government's actions exemplify the concept of absorbing barriers.
|Islamic dietary restrictions prevent people from this country from eating pork, even though they eat a lot of other types of meat.