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Chapter 1 geography

TermDefinition
Borderland General term for a linear zone that parallels a political boundary
Transition zone An area of spatial change where the peripheries of two adjacent realms or regions join
Physiographic region A region within which there prevails substantial natural-landscape homogeneity
continentality The variation of the continental effect on air temperatures in the interior portions of the world’s landmasses.
Rain shadow effect The dryness in areas downwind of mountain ranges resulting from , wherein moist air masses are forced to deposit most of the water across highlands.
Federation A country adhering to a political framework a central government represents the various subnational entities in nation-state have common interests
Aquifer An underground reservoir of water contained within a porous, water-bearing rock layer.
Fossil Fuel The energy resources of coal, natural gas, and petroleum so named collectively because they were formed by the geologic compression
Urban System A hierarchical network or grouping of urban areas within a finite geographic area, such as a country.
American Manufacturing belt North America’s near-rectangular core area, whose corners are Boston, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Baltimore.
Distribution center A centralized focus of economic activity specializing in the distribution of goods, situated as a major hub on its regional transportation network.
Intermodal connections Facilities and activities related to the transfer of goods in transit from one transportation mode to another
Outer City The non-central-city portion of the American metropolis, this outer ring was transformed into a full-fledged city during the late twentieth century.
Deindustrialization by which companies relocate manufacturing jobs to other regions or countries with cheaper labor.
Central businesses district The downtown heart of a central city; marked by high land values, a concentration of business and commerce, and the clustering of
Information economy The new, increasingly dominant, postindustrial economy that is maturing in the most highly advanced countries of North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.
GPS The orbiting-satellite-based navigation system that provides locational and time information, anywhere on or near the Earth’s surface.
Gentrification The upgrading of an older residential area through private reinvestment, usually in the downtown area of a central city.
Neighborhood effect The impact of one’s neighborhood on an individual’s outlook, aspirations, socialization, and life chances.
Residential geography most often used by urban geographers to describe the clustering of social groups into the neighborhoods that form the residential of cities, suburbs.
Sunbelt The popular name given to the southern tier of the United States, which is anchored by the mega-States of California, Texas, and Florida.
migration A change in residence intended to be permanent.
Electoral Geography The spatial distribution of political preferences as expressed in voting behavior for political parties and/or candidates.
melting pot Traditional characterization of American society as a blend of numerous immigrant ethnic groups that over time were assimilated into a single society.
First Nations Name given Canada’s indigenous peoples of American descent, whose U.S. counterparts are called Native Americans.
World-City A large city with particularly significant international (economic) linkages that also has a high ranking in the global urban system.
Techno pole A planned techno-industrial complex (such as California’s Silicon Valley) that innovates, promotes, and manufactures.
Pacific rim group of countries they face the Pacific Ocean; high levels of economic development, industrialization, and urbanization; imports and exports Pacific waters.
Tar Sands The main source of oil from non-liquid petroleum reserves. The oil is mixed with sand and requires massive open-pit mining as well as a costly Extraction.
Boreal Forest The subarctic, mostly coniferous snowforest that blankets Canada south of the tundra that lines the Arctic shore; known as the taiga in Russia.
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