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1. Geography the study of the earth's surface and the processes that shape the it, the connections between places, and the complex relationships between people and their environments
2. GIS A geographic information system
3. Absolute location The position on the earth in which a place can be found
4. Hemisphere A half of the earth;the Equator divides the Northern and Southern hemispheres; the prime Meridian divides the Eastern and Western hemisphere
5. Relative location The position of a place in relation to another place
6.Character of a place The physical and human characteristics that help to distinguish a place from other places
7. Perception a viewpoint that is influenced by one's own culture and experiences
8. Formal Region A group of places that have similar attributes
9.Functional region A group of places connected by movement
10. Perceptual region A group of places that is defined by people feelings and attitudes
11. core The earth's center,consisting of very hot metal that is dense and solid in the inner core and molten, or liquid, in the outer core
12. mantle A thick layer of mostly solid rock beneath the earth's crust that surrounds the earth's core
13. crust The solid,rocky,surface layer of the earth
14. lithosphere the surface features of the earth, including soil,rocks,and landforms
15. atmosphere The layer of gases, water vapor, and other substances above the earth
16. hydrosphere The water contained in the oceans, lakes, rivers, and under the ground
17. biosphere The world of plants,animals,and other living things
18. continent any of the seven large landmasses of the earth's surface
19. relief The differences in the elevation, or height, of the landforms in any particular area
20. plate tectonics The theory that the earth's outer shell is composed of a number of large, unanchored plates
21. continental drift theory The idea that continents slowly shift their position due to movement of the tectonic plates
22. ring of fire A ring of volcanic mountains
23. Weathering The chemical or mechanical process by wich rock is gradually broken down
24. Mechanical weathering The actual breaking up or physical weakening of rock by forces suck as ice and roots
25. Chemical weathering The process by which the ac
26. Acid rain
27. Erosion
28. Sediment
29. Loess
30. glacier
31. Moraine
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