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Anthropogenic Human-induced changes on the natural evironment
Cartography Theory and practice of making visual representations of the earth's surface in the form of maps.
Cultural Ecology The study of the interactions between societies and the natural evironments they live in.
Cultural landscape The human-modififed natural landscape specifically containing the imprint of a particular culture or society.
Earth system science Systematic approach to physical geography that looks at the intereaction between the earth's physical systems and processes on a global scale.
Environmental Geography The intersection between human and physical geography, which explores the spatial impacts humans have on the physical environment and vice versa.
Eratosthenes The head librarian at Alexandria during the third century B.C.; he was one of the first cartogaphers. Performed a remarkably accurate computation of the earth's circumference. He is also credited with coining the term "Geography"
Fertile Crescent Name given to crescent-shaped area of fertile land stretching from the lower nile valley, along the east mediterranean coast, and into syria and present-day iraq where agricutlure and early civiliation first began about 8000 B.C.
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