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Oswalt AP Human Geog

TermDefinition
Human Geography the study of why people are where they are
Homogeneous sameness of a group
Heterogeneous differences of a group
Demographics the characteristics of a population (age & gender)
Demography the study of demographics within a population
Demographic Transition changes in a population based on development
Development the process of improving material conditions and standard of living through the diffusion of knowledge and technology
MDCs more developed countries
LCDs less developed countries
Culture the integrated systems of learned behavioral patterns, which are a characteristic of a group of people
Non-material Culture ideas, values, and beliefs of a culture (language, religion)
Material Culture the physical items of a group of people usually determined by non-material culture (food, clothing)
Local Culture the homogeneous static culture of isolated groups of people (the Amish)
Global Culture rapidly changing heterogeneous culture; spread through globalization
Globalization the process of the world becoming interconnected through technology and infrastructure
States in geography and for the world, countries are called states
Diffusion the movement of something over time and through space
Agricultural Revolution domestication of plants and animals; occurred 10,000 years ago. lead to development of cities
Industrial Revolution 1750 to 1850; mass production; lead to the development of the modern world
Medical Revolution the diffusion of medical technology from MDCs to LDCs
One Billion one thousand one millions
World Population 7.3 billion
NIR national increase rate; the percentage that the population increases in one year
World NIR 1.2%; increases by about 90 million people per year
US Population 330 million
China Population 1.3 billion
India Population 1.1 billion
Tokyo Population 30 million