5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- stimulus diffusion
- Earth system science
- Cultural ecology
- a Systematic approach to physical geography that looks at the interaction between the earth's physical systems and processes on a global scale.
- b Pertaining to the unique facts or characteristics of a particular place.
- c The head librarian at Alexandria during the third century B.C.; he was one of the first cartographers. Performed a remarkably accurate computation of the earth's circumference. He is also credited with coining the term "geography."
- d the study of the interactions between societies and the natural environments they live in
- e a form of diffusion in which a cultural adaptation is created as a result of the introduction of a cultural trait from another place
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- He claimed that geography drew from four distinct traditions: the earth-science tradition, the culture-environment tradition, the locational tradition, and the area-analysis tradition.
- Geographer from the University of California at Berkeley who defined the concept of cultural landscape as the fundamental unit of geographical analysis. This landscape results from interaction between humans and the physical environment. Sauer argued that virtually no landscape has escaped alteration by human activities.
- The study of geographic regions
- Data associated with a more humanistic approach to geography, often collected through interviews, empirical observations, or the interpretation of texts, artwork, old maps, and other archives.
- feelings evoked by people as a result of certain experiences and memories associated with a particular place
5 True/False Questions
Vernacular regions → exist in the minds of people (perceptual regions)
Quantitative revolution → A period in human geography associated with the widespread adoption of mathematical models and statistical techniques.
Ptolemy → Roman geographer-astronomer and author of Guide to Geography which included maps containing a grid system of latitude and longitude.
Cultural landscape → The physical landscape or environment that has not been affected by human activities.
Fertile Crescent → Name given to crescent-shaped area of fertile land stretching from the lower Nile valley, along the east Mediterranean coast, and into Syria and present-day Iraq where agriculture and early civilization first began about 8000 B.C.