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Savage WG 8.1 Vocab

World Geography U8L1 Vocab

place topographic point: a point located with respect to surface features of some region
settlement patterns the spatial distribution and arrangement of human habitations, including rural and urban centers.
Islam the religious faith of Muslims, based on the words and religious system founded by the prophet Muhammad and taught by the Koran
Christianity a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament
Judaism the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of their holy book, the Torah
Arid Climate An area that is hot and dry all year with very little rain.
Semiarid Climate climate zone with hot summers and mild to cold winters with little precipitation
Mediterranean Climate mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers
Groundwater Water found in the spaces between soil particles and cracks in rocks underground (located in the saturation zone). Groundwater is a natural resource that is used for drinking, recreation, industry, and growing crops.
Surface Water Water above the surface of the land, including lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, floodwater, and runoff.
Natural Resources Raw materials supplied by nature that come from the earth, the water, or the air and are used to produce goods.
Population Density The average number of people in a square mile or square kilometer.
High Latitudes the regions between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole and the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole
Middle Latitudes the regions between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle
Low Latitudes The region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
Created by: bsavage