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Geographic Information System (GIS) software that uses maps and information all as inlays so that you can manipulate (work with) the information and the map at the same time
Landscape the scenery of a place including the physical and human characteristics
Natural resources resources that are part of the earth, example air, water, trees and coal.
Perception how you see things.
Perceptual Regions these regions are based on human feelings. Bible Belt- or South they have no borders.
Plate tectonics involves the movement of the lithosphere's (earths crust) toward, away or past each other. These move at rates of a few inches a year.
weathering before rocks can "erode" they must undergo a process of weakening the bonds that hold it a rock (as one piece) together
mechanical weathering where physical forces break the rock down. This could be freezing and thawing and then refreezing.
chemical weathering when molecules of a rock are changed by reacting chemically. Usually with dissolved minerals or gasses with the rock. This could be acid rain.
erosion usually by running water and wind.
soil a mixture of broken down rock and plant matter.
aerial from the air.
thematic maps a map that shows a specific theme. example: how much corn is grown around the world, or what the population density is around the world.
Primary industry refers to resources directly from the earth including both renewable (ex. water, trees and agriculture) and nonrenewable (oil, natural gas, coal, and gold)
Parallels latitudes
Pangea The theory that there was a supercontinent comprising all the continental crust of the earth.
Cottage industry usually made in the home or in small shops, small scale production of goods for market in a traditional economy.
Natural Hazard not caused by humans. examples Earthquake, volcano, hurricane, tornado, insect infestations
innovation is a thought, idea, or a advancement of technology or culture.
landscape the scenery of a place including physical and/or human characteristics.
Perception how you see things. How your culture influences how you feel and see things.
Population Pyramid a side bar graph. One side shows males by age and population with in that age. The other side shows female age and population with in that age.
Industrial Revolution the time in the late 1700's (18th century) through the middle 1800's (19th century) when innovation allowed a shift from agricultural society to an industrial society throughout the world.
Bartering trading goods for other goods instead of money.
famine a point in which there is extreme hunger and scarcity of food.
reasons the Middle East and Holy land has had a history of war 1. main point is the difference in history & religion. 2. scarcity of water. 3. the creation of Israel after WWII when the UN took parts of the region to make it
Columbian Exchange the transfer of plants, animals, disease, and culture between Europe, Asia, and Africa (old world) to North and South America. (new world) It started when Christopher Columbus came to the Americas in 1492
Absolute Monarchy when a King or Queen makes all the decisions in a country. Countries that are this way are Brunei, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, & Swaziland.
Theocracy a country run by a religious leader. Countries that are Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Oman and Iran.
drought period of time when an area get little or no rain (precipitation)
Human adaptation to the environment as simple as building houses on stilts to protect from floods in India. To the Inuit living in the far North of America and Asia. They use fur clothing, live in igloos and us snow mobiles for transportation.
vertical zones of agriculture growing different crops at different elevations
tierra caliente "hot land" this is the lowest agriculture zone. Rice, sugarcane, bananas, and cacao are grown on the lowest level.
tierra templada "temperate land" this is the middle
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