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APHG CH 1

Ch 1 in 10 edition of Rubenstien

QuestionAnswer
Agricultural Density # of Farmers/ arable land
Arithmetic Density # of people/ Total land area
Cartography The science of making maps
Concentration The spread of something over a given area
Contagious Diffusion The rapid widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population
Cultural Ecology Geographic approach that emphasizes human-environment relationship
Culture The body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition
Density The frequency w/ which something exists within a given area
Diffusion The process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time
Distance Decay The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomena w/ increasing distance from its origin
Distribution The arrangement of something across Earth's surface
Enviromental Determinism the approach to geography where it is the study of how the physical environment caused human activities
Expansion Diffusion The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process
Formal Region An area in which everyone shares one or more distinctive Characteristics
Functional Region An area organized around a node or focal point
GIS (Geographical Information System) A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes and displays geographic data
Globalization Action or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope
Greenwhich Mean Time The time in that the time zone encompassing the prime meridian
Hearth The region from which innovative ideas originate
Hierarchical diffusion the spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority or power to other persons or places
International Date Line A arc that for the most part follows 180 longitude, although it deviates in several places to avoid dividing land areas. When you cross the IDL heading E (toward america) the clock moves back 24 HRs
Latitude The numbering system used to indicate the location or parallels drawn on a globe and measuring distance N and S of the equator
Location The position of anything on Earth's Surface
Longitude The numbering system used to indicate the location of Meridians drawn on a globe and measuring distance E and W of the Prime meridian
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