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APHG all vocab
All of the vocab from barrons and rubenstein
|Human-induced changes on the natural environment.
|Theory and practice of making visual representations of the earth's surface in the form of maps.
|The study of the interactions between societies and the natural environments they live in.
|The human-modified natural landscape specifically containing the imprint of a particular culture or society.
|Earth system science
|Systematic approach to physical geography that looks at the interaction between the earth's physical systems and processes on a global scale.
|The intersection between human and physical geography, which explores the spatial impacts humans have on the physical environment and vice versa.
|The head librarian at Alexandria during the third century B.C.; he was one of the first cartographers. Performed a remarkably accurate computation of the earth's circumference. He is also credited with coining the term "geography."
|Geographical Information Systems
|A set of computer tools used to capture, store, transform, analyze, and display geographic data.
|Global Positioning System
|A set of satellites used to help determine location anywhere on the earth's surface with a portable electronic device.
|Pertaining to the unique facts or characteristics of a particular place.
|George Perkins Marsh
|Inventor, diplomat, politician, and scholar, his classic work, Man and Nature, or Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action, provided the first description of the extent to which natural systems had been impacted by human actions.
|The physical landscape or environment that has not been affected by human activities.
|Concepts or rules that can be applied universally.
|W. D. Pattison
|He claimed that geography drew from four distinct traditions: the earth-science tradition, the culture-environment tradition, the locational tradition, and the area-analysis tradition.