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APHG Vocab 1

TermDefinition
International Date Line 180 degrees longitude
Heartland Theory A 1904 proposal by Mackinder that the key to world conquest lay in control of the interior of Eurasia
Environmental Determinism A 19th and early 20th century approach to the study of geography that argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences, Geography was therefore the study of how the physical environment caused human activiti
Population Pyramid A bar graph representing the distribution of population by age and sex
Isogloss A boundary that separates regions in qhich different language usage predominate
Technopole Center of high-tech manufacturing and information-based industry Ex. Silicon Valley & Research Triangle
Language Family A collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history
Transnational Corporation A company that conducts research, operates factories, and sells products in many countries, not just where its headquarters or shareholders are located
Census A complete enumeration of a population
Geographic Information System (GIS) A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data
More Developed Country (MDC) / Developed A country that has progressed relatively far along a continuum of development
Outsourcing A decision of a corporation to turn over much of the responsibility for production to independent supplies
Textile A fabric made by weaving, used in making clothing
Pidgin Language
Pastoral Nomadism A form of subsistence agriculture based on herding domesticated animals
Created by: Elimb2003