62 terms

Ap Human Geography Ch.1

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fieldwork
going on in the field to do research by observing how peoples' actions and reactions vary across space
human geography
the study of people and places. It focuses on how people make places, organize space and society, interact with each other, and how we make sense of others and ourselves in localities, regions and the world
globalization
a set of processes that are increasing interactions, deepening relationships, and heightening interdependence without regard to country borders
physical geography
the study of physical phenomena on Earth
spatial
a perspective that both human and physical geographers use.
spatial distribution
physical location of geographic phenomena across space
pattern
the design of a spatial distribution
medical geography
the study of health and disease within a geographic context and from a geographical perspective
pandemic
a worldwide outbreak of a disease
epidemic
regional outbreak of a disease
spatial perspective
observing variations in geographic phenomena across space
five themes
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location
highlights how the geographical position of people and things on earth;s surface affects what happens and why
location theory
a logical attempt to explain the locational pattern of an economic activity and the manner in which its producing areas are interrelated.
human-environment
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region
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place
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sense of place
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perception of place
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movement
the mobility of people, goods, and ideas across the planet
spatial interaction
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distance
the measured physical space between two places
accesibility
the ease of reaching one location from another
connectivity
the degree of linkage between locations in a network
landscape
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cultural landscape
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sequent occupance
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cartography
the art and science of making maps
reference maps
show locations of places and geographic features
thematic maps
tell stories, typically showing the degree of some attribute or the movement of a geographic phenomena
absolute location
precisely where on Earth something is
global positioning system
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geocaching
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relative lcoation
describes a place in relation to other human and physical features
mental map
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activity space
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generalized map
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remote sensing
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geographic informayion systems
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redscale
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formal region
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functional region
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perceptual region
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cullutre
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cullutre trait
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culture complex
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clutural hearth
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independent invntion
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cultural dffusion
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time-distance decay
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clutural barrier
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expansion diffusion
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contagious diffusion
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hierarchal diffusion
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stimulus diffusion
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relocation diffusion
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geographic concept
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environmental determinism
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isotherm
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possibilism
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cultural ecology
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political ecology
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