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World Geography (1)
Introduction “World Regional Geography: Global Perspectives”
|Geographic dimension or expression of a phenomenon, which is related to anything that has to do with the space on Earth's surface
|1. A real world phenomenon at a certain level of reduction or generalization. 2.the ratio of the distance on a map compared to the actual ground distance.
|A basic unit in our world regionalization scheme which contains all of the human geography- leading culture, economic historical, political and the usual environmental features
|1. A gradual shift of where the borders of two regions have a gradual shift, 2. Where the characteristics that distinguish countries from each other have a gradual shift.
|The certain position of a certain thing on the Earth, expressed in degrees, minutes, seconds, of latitude and longitude
|A region with a degree of homogeneity in one or more phenomena.
|A region marked by its internal differences, because it usually focuses on a central node (like the capital)
|“Country Behind” a term applying to the area surrounding an urban center, which focuses on the goods and services produced in the hinterland
|Global Climate Change
|The gradual increase on the overall temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere.
|They way the population of a geographic space is arranged. Represents the sum of the adjustments the people have made on their natural, cultural, and economic environments
|1. The proportion of the population in urban areas 2. The process of movement and clustering of people in towns and cities 3. Expanding cities absorbing rural areas and become suburbs
|Artifacts placed on the natural landscape, the progressive human imprinting soon becoming one with the natural landscape
|The drifiting of the continents (Africa, North America, etc.) gradually over time, controlled by proceed associate with the plate tectonics
|A political organized territory governed by the top government. States contain permanent resident population, organized economies, and a functioning circulatory system (like a smaller govt.)
|Top and controlling power over a territory, usually a autonomous govt. over the people they rule over
|European State Model
|A state that has a territory inhabited by a population governed by another state
|The core area in a nation-state that has the largest population, production, and has great centrality and accessibility (may contain capital city as well)
|The outer edges of a region
|The reduction of differences globally, increasing the international cultural, economic, and political interaction
|The regional position, or situation of a place that is similar to positions of other places in the world. Distance, accessibility and connectivity affect this
|Natural physical features on the Earth like mountains, and their features on them, like rivers