a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude
compares a distance on a map with a distance in the real world
Happens when a round surface is made flat; distortion may be in size or shape of land forms, distance between land forms, or in direction.
Least Cost Theory
Model developed by Alfred Weber according to which the location of manufacturing establishments is determined by the minimization of three critical expenses: labor, transportation, and agglomeration.
Special Economic Zones (SEZs)
Special Economic Zones opened China further to Western investment. In 1979 the Deng government opened four southern coastal towns and villages as SEZs. The purpose was for foreign investment to create economic growth.
These corporations look out for themselves by seeking locations abroad where their labor is cheap and the laws are more lax. They move locations of production often.
Industries that are able to shift the location of their facilities in order to take advantage of cheap labor.
working and middle-class white people move away from racial-minority suburbs or inner-city neighborhoods to white suburbs and exurbs
A process occurring in many inner cities in which they become dilapidated centers of poverty, as affluent whites move out to the suburbs and immigrants and people of color vie for scarce jobs and resources.
Nicholas Spykman's theory that the domination of the coastal fringes of Eurasia would provided the base for world conquest.
Hypothesis proposed by Halford MacKinder that held that any political power based in the heart of Eurasia could gain enough strength to eventually dominate the world.
the political theory that if one nation comes under Communist control then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control
Theory that states are living organisms that hunger for land and, like organisms, want to grow larger by acquiring more nourishment in the form of land..
a region defined by the particular set of activities or interactions that occur within it
An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics
A place that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity.
A spatial generalization of the large, late-twentieth-century city in the United States. It is shown to be a widely dispersed, multicentered metropolis consisting of increasingly independent zones or realms, each focused on its own suburban downtown; the only exception is the shrunken central realm, which is focused on the Central Business District (CBD).
percentage of people who can read and write
a new apportionment (especially a reallotment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
the belief in government by divine guidance
zones of great cultural complexity with small cultural groups who find refuge in the isolation created by rough terrain
smaller landscapes that symbolize a bigger area or category. iconic landscapes, i.e. the state capitol symbolizes WI. every landscape can symbolize something, but these are focal points for people's attention
a belt of parks or rural land surrounding a town or city
a heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element
ancient Athenian philosopher
definition: prominent Greek philosopher, noted for his philosophically based thoughts of "science"
significance: his ideas were used in the Catholic Church for years by Thomas Aquinas
An imperial eunuch and Muslim, entrusted by the Ming emperor Yongle with a series of state voyages that took his gigantic ships through the Indian Ocean, from Southeast Asia to Africa. (pp. 355, 422)
ancient Athenian philosopher
Greek mathematician and astronomer who estimated the circumference of the earth and the distances to the moon and sun (276-194 BC)
any of several breeds of Indian cattle
a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity
a place that attracts many visitors
Long Lots System
this is the type of survey pattern that was initiated by the French in the united States and is still evident in the Louisana Region of the united States Today