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Unit 1 Vocab Part 7

AP Human Geography Unit 1 Vocabulary Part 7

TermDefinition
Resource A substance in the environment that is useful to people, is economically and technologically feasible to access, and is socially acceptable to use.
Sustainability The use of Earth’s renewable and nonrenewable natural resources in ways that do not constrain resource use in the future.
Renewable Resource Something produced in nature more rapidly than it is consumed by humans.
Nonrenewable Resource Something produced in nature more slowly than it is consumed by humans.
Conservation The sustainable management of a natural resource.
Preservation The maintenance of resources in their present conditions, with as little human impact as possible.
Biotic System Composed of living organisms.
Abiotic System Composed of nonliving or inorganic matter.
Atmosphere The thin layer of gases that surround Earth.
Hydrosphere All of the water on or near Earth’s surface.
Lithosphere Earth’s crust and a portion of upper mantle directly below the crust.
Biosphere All living organisms on Earth, including plants and animals, as well as microorganisms.
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