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Geo. Ch. 5

geo terms

geography the study of the earth
cardinal directions north, south, east, west
latitude lines going horizontally across the earth
longitude lines going vertically across the earth
hemisphere each half of the earth
parallel/ meridians lines of longitude and lines of latitude that cross
scale part of the map that shows cardinal directions
distortion change
geographic information systems a computer based system that links information to the system
projection method of mapping earth on a flat surface
compass rose a diagram of a compass showing direction
key part of the map that explains symbols
natural resources useful resources found in the environment
raw materials natural resources that must be worked to be useful.
renewable resources resources that can be replaced
nonrenewable resources resources that cannot be replaced
environment natural surroundings
manufacturing the large scale production of goods by hand or by machine
colonization movement of settlers and their culture to a country
industrialization the growth of a machine powered production
first level activities use land resources directly to make products
second level activities processing the products of first level activities
third level activities delivers it all to your local grocery store
deforestation the loss of forest cover in a region
biodiversity a richness of different kinds of living things
civil engineering technology for building structures that alter the landscape such as dams, canals, roads, and bridges
pollution waste that makes the air, soil, or water less clean
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