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Chapter 1

geography study of the spatial aspects of earth and the people who live on it
environment surroundings that include physical
location the position of a place on earth's surface
absolute location the exact position of a place on earth's surface expressed in latitude and longitude
relative location the location of a place in relation to other places
place a geographic location, usually a town of city, and its physical and human characteristics
region an area that is unified by one or more common characteristics
human-environment interaction how people use, adapt to or change their surroundings and how the physical environment often affects humans
movement people interacting across the globe: includes migration, transportation, and trade
plain landforms that generally is level
barrier island island that protects the main body of land from ocean waves
fault a weak place in the earth's crust
plateau a broad, level landform that has steep cliffs called escarpments on at least one side and higher elevation than the surrounding land
aquifer an underground water reservoir
savanna grassland with scattered trees and drought resistant undergrowth
grassland area where the natural vegetation is grass
middle latitude area approximately midway between the Equator and the North Pole and South Pole
norther icy wind that blows in quickly
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