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Geography Cumulative

May 31, 2012

regions regions that share a common feature
absolute location the precise point where a place is located on Earth
segregate keep separate
cardinal directions the points, north, south, east, and west
meridians of longitude lines that run from the North Pole to the South Pole. The distance between them varies
chaparral vegetation zone small trees + bushes adapted to a Mediterranean climate
prime meridian the most important north-south line; it runs through Greenwich and England (O degrees longitude)
revolution one round trip of a planet to orbit another.
rotation the spinning motion of the Earth
Tropic Of Cancer northern most line of latitude where the sun's rays beat straight down
Tropic of Capricorn southern most line of latitude where the sun's rays beat straight down
Mercator projection show direction but distort size
unitary governments governments in which central governments added directly upon their citezens
authority the right to govern
middle ages the time between ancient and modern times
land form any natural feature of the surface that has a distinct shape
basin area drained by a river
isthmus a narrow strip of land connecting two landmasses
natural resources useful items found in nature, such as wood, oil, and coal
Mediterranean climate zone warm all year with dry summers and short, rainy winters
arid climate zone hot an dry all year with very little rain
coniferous forest evergreen trees with needles and cones
landmass a very large, unbroken area of land
land use ways in which people use a particular area of Earth's surface; for example, farming or development
urban found or living in a city
heretic a person who holds beliefs contrary to a set of religious teachings
anti-semitism discrimination, hostility, or prejudice against Jews
Democracy a government in which the people hold the supreme power
rotation spinning motion of the Earth
heinous something that is evil
boycott to retrain from bullying or using to express protest
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