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Ch. 1 SS Vocab

TermDefinition
geography the study of the world and the people and things that live there
landform a feature on the surface of the land
plateau a high, steep-sided area rising above the surrounding land
climate the type of weather that an area has over a long period of time
Equator the imaginary line around the middle of the Earth
scarcity not having as much of someting as people would like
conservation the protection and wise use of natural resources
region an area that has one or more features in common
economy the system people use to produce goods and services
specialization the results of people making the goods they are best able to produce with the resources they have
consumer someone who buys goods and services
trade the buying and selling of goods
environment the surroundings which people, animals, and plants live
pollution anything that makes the soil, air, or water unhealthy
ecosystem a community of plant and animals along with the surrounding soil, water,and air
capital resource a tool, machine, or building people use to produce goods and service
human resource a person and the skills and knowledge he or she brings to a job
opportunity cost the thing you give up when you decide to do or have something else
Created by: Dorsey