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Chapter One:Geography

Chapter one includes The Five Themes, Regions, Weathering and Erosion.
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place
an unusual characteristics of a location
Region
common characteristics of a locaiton
weathering
the breaking down of rock at Earth's surface
erosion
the movement of weathered material
relative location
where something is located in relationship to other locations.
dual region
associated with two or more other regions
coordinates
points of the globe measured with intersecting lines of longitude/latitude
longitude
measures the distance east and west of the prime meridian
latitude
measures distances north and south of the equator
equator
zero degrees latitude/divide north and south hemispheres
formal region
distinct region
grid
a pattern of intersecting lines
human geography
human characteristics on Earth; jobs, language, arts, culture
HEI
people changing or living within an environment
mechanical weathering
ice wedging and seed wedging
meridian
longitude lines
movement
theme that includes the way people and goods, rivers, email move.
parallels
latitude lines.
perceptual region
defined by one's perception, opinions, and feelings
Tenby
town in the UK.
Topography
The physical geography of the land that includes lakes, mountains, rivers, canyons etc. A "Topo" Map has no human element is included-only natural landscapes.
Formal Region
a region with the same characteristics throughout.
ice wedging
a form of Mechanical weathering where water freezes and expands, breaking a rock.
chemical weathering
acid rain is an example of this.
functional region
a center region that has a direct influence in regions around it.
dual region
associated with 2 or more regions.