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chapter 1

Rubenstein ch.1

TermDefinition
Agriculture the ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture
arithmetic density the total number of people divided by the total land area
base line *a latitude line that numbers the township in the united states.
cartography the art/science of map making
concentration spreading of something in an area
connections something people and object are in an area
contagious diffusion the fast spread of something in a population
cultural ecology relating everyday things to human geography
cultural landscape people changing a landscape to fit their culture
culture unique things a group of people share in common
density the amount of things in an area
diffusion the spread of things over time
distance decay the closer you get to one thing, you get further away to another thing
distribution *where things are on earth
environmental determinism
expansion diffusion *the spread of something snowball effect?
formal region *an area where everybody shares a unique characteristic
functional region an area that has certain things because of a node or hearth
geographic information system a computer system that stores data
global positing system *knows exact points on earth and helps you get places
globalization *a thing or trend that spreads around the world
greenwich means time *a time zone?
hearth where a thing or trend originates
hierarchical diffusion *the spread of something from a person to other people
international date line a longitude line that moves the time back 24 hours
land ordinance of 1785 *a law that divided the united states into townshipsn
latitude east to west
location *a certain area on earth
longitude north to south
map a flat representation of earth
mental map a map in your point of view of an area
meridian *
parallel *meridians
physiology density amount of people per an amount of suitable land
place a certain point on earth
polder land created by draining water from an area (Dutch)
possibilism the theory that the environment will limit humans but we can adjust
prime meridian *a longitude meridian
principle meridian *a laditude line
projection the system that processes the earths surface to a flat map
region an area with unique characteristics
regional studies *geography that
relocation diffusion the spread of features and trends by migration
remote sensing acquisition?
resources a thing that is useful to people
scale the size relationship between something to something else
section *
site the physical characteristic of a place
situation finding the location of a place from knowing where another place is
space the gap between 2 things
space-time compression ?
stimulus diffusion *the spread
toponym the name of a portion of the earth
township 6 miles
transnational corporation ?
uneven development *
vernacular region *an areas that exists because of culture
Created by: eliding