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Chapter 10 Vocab

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Southern Ocean The ocean that surrounds Antarctica
Subtropical Convergence A narrow marine transition zone at approximate latitude 40 s
West Wind Drift The clockwise movement of water as a current that circles around Antarctica in the southern ocean.
Bio Geography The study of plant life and animal life in spatial perspective.
Wallace's line The zoogeographical boundary proposed by Alfred Russel Wallace that separates the marsupial fauna of Australia and New Guinea from the non- marsupial fauna of Indonesia.
Aboriginal Population Native or aboriginal peoples; often used to designate the inhabitants of areas that were conquered and subsequently colonized by the imperial powers of Europe.
Federation A country with a government that divides its power equally to its political divisions.
Unitary State A nation state that has a centralized government and administration that exercises power equally over all parts of the state.
Outback The name given by Australians to the vast, peripheral, sparsely settled interior of the country.
Primary Sector Activities engaged in the direct extraction of natural resources from the environment such as mining, fishing, lumbering, and especially agriculture.
Environmental Deration The accumulated human abuse of a region's natural landscape that, among other things, can involve pollution and threats to the environment.
El Nino A periodic, abnormal warming of the sea surface in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean.
Desalination The process of removing dissolved salts from water.
Aboriginal Land Issue The legal campaign in which Australia's indigenous people have claimed title to traditional land in several parts of that country.
APEC The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. Promote free trade throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Peripheral Development Spatial pattern in which a country's or region's development and population is most heavily concentrated along the outer edges rather than its interior.
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