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What does human geography examine?
The study of humans interacting with their enviroment
What causes solar radiation to warm Earth
List examples of traditional economic activities
Agriculture , mining, fishing
What three areas of Earth work together so life in the biosphere thrives?
Atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere
Different places on Earth receive different amounts of direct sunlight at the same time, why?
The tilt on its own axis
What effect do large bodies of water tend to have on coastal areas?
It makes the climate moderate
Define cultural diffusion
The spread of culture traits, material and non- material, from one culture to another
Which area experiences the midnight sun?
Either Artic or Antartic circle in summer
Most of Earths freshwater is found where
Located beneath the ground
Deform doubling time
Number of years it takes a population to double in size
Where do cities develop near?
What happens to an urban area if its key industry is so longer needed and population moves on in order to seek a livelihood
A gost town
A country in which the birthrate and death rate are equal can experience population growth if it experiences what?
What is the term for a group of people who share common ancestry, language, religion, customs, or place of origin
What are areas in which people share a similar way of life, including language,religion, economic systems, and values?
What are two most densely populated continents today?
Asia , Europe
What is the scientific study of population called?
Political conflict that inspires fear; includes any violent and destructive act committed to intimidate people or government?
What is the movement of people from rural areas to cities called?
When it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere, what season is it in the North
Define map scale
Relationship between distance on map and on ground
What is main purpose for global positioning technology
Provides ligation for timed weather at any time
Longitude lines measure the Earth how?
Up and down;vertical
In short supply
List factors that encourage cultural change
Trade, migration, and war
Define absolute location
Exact position of a place on Earths surface
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