a specific point on Earth
an area of Earth distinguished by a distinctive combo of cultural & physical features.
the physical gap between two objects
Who was Artistotle, Who was Eratosthenes
1st to demonstrate that the Earth was spherical
first to use the word geography, 5 climates
physical characteristic, can be changed
relation to other places, used to find places and understand importance.
Won the Longitude Act for making a portable clock without a pendulum.
defined by Carl Sauer, combo of characteristics= uniqueness
place where everyone has common characteristics.
"montana" "wheat belt"
region organized around a node or focal point
"tv station" "newspaper distribution"
region based on an individuals perception
Ex. "back home" "down south"
what people care about and what they take care of; language, religion, ethnicity
believing that the environment makes culture
Humbolt, Rittter, Ratzel, Semple, Huntington
people can change the environment depending on their needs, new technology
Vladamir Koppen said that there were 5 climates: Tropical, Warm-mid latitude, Cold-mid Latitude, Dry.
forest biome(North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, SE Asia), savanna biome(Africa, S.Asia, S. America, Australia), grassland biome, desert biome.
# of people / amount of land
# of farmers / amount of arable land
# of people/ amount of arable land.
the spread of an idea across Earth; starts at a hearth
only certain/elite classes
spread thru all of society
the spread of the underlying principal even if the idea itself wasnt spread.