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ch 14-17 vocabulary

world geography

cultural diffusion the process by which people adopt the practices of their neighbors.
renaissance the revival of art, literature,and learning that took place in Europe during the fourteenth, fifteenth,and sixteenth centuries.
industrial revolution the shift from human power to machine power.
summit the highest point of a mountain or similar elevation.
prevailing westerlies the constant flow of air from west to east in the temperate zones of the earth.
euro the common currency used by member nations of the European Union
compulsory Required
fertile able to produce abundantly
ore a rocky material containing a valuable mineral
tertiary economic activity an economic activity in which people do not directly gather or process raw materials but persue activities that serve others; service industry
moor broad, treeless, rolling land, often poorly drained and having patches of marsh and peat bog
bog an area of wet, spongy ground
glen a narrow valley
peat spongy material containing waterlogged and decaying mosses and plants, sometimes dried and used as fuel
cultural divergence the restriction of a culture from outside influences
blight a plant disease
fjord a narrow valley or inlet from the sea, originally carved out by an advancing glacier and filled by melting glacial ice
geothermal energy energy produced from the earth's intense interior heat
mixed economy a system combining different degrees of government regulation
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