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World Geography (1)

Introduction “World Regional Geography: Global Perspectives”

TermDefinition
Spatial Perspective Geographic dimension or expression of a phenomenon, which is related to anything that has to do with the space on Earth's surface
Scale 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.
Geographic Realm 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
Transition Zone 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.
Absolute Location The certain position of a certain thing on the Earth, expressed in degrees, minutes, seconds, of latitude and longitude
Formal Region A region with a degree of homogeneity in one or more phenomena.
Functional Region A region marked by its internal differences, because it usually focuses on a central node (like the capital)
Hinterland “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.
Population Distribution 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
Urbanization 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
Cultural Landscape Artifacts placed on the natural landscape, the progressive human imprinting soon becoming one with the natural landscape
Continental Drift The drifiting of the continents (Africa, North America, etc.) gradually over time, controlled by proceed associate with the plate tectonics
State 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.)
Sovereignty 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
Core Area 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)
Periphery The outer edges of a region
Globalization The reduction of differences globally, increasing the international cultural, economic, and political interaction
Relative Location 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 Landscape Natural physical features on the Earth like mountains, and their features on them, like rivers
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