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spatial analysis of the structure, processes, and location of the Earth's natural phenomena such as climate, soil, plants, animals and topography
the view that natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life, including cultural development
an element of contemporary human geography that seeks answers to a wide range of questions-some theoretical, some practical.
a spatial perspective that invites consideration of the relationship among phenomena in individual places-including between humans and the world
an area on Earth's surface marked by a degree of formal, funtional, or perceptual homogeneity of some phenomenon
an undertaking that involves the application of modern quantitative spatial analytic techniques to regional questions
Geographic info. systems (GISs)
a new tool that allows geographers to combine layers of spatial data in a computerized environment, creating maps in which patterns and processes are superimposed
a geographic technique that monitors the Earth's surface from a distane using modern techonology
region that only exists as a conceptualization or idea and not as a physically demarcated entity
the process through which people lose originally differentiating traits, such as dress, speach particularities or manerisms, when they come into contact with another society or culture
an advanced state of a society possessing historical and cultural unity whose attributes include plant and animal domestication, metallurgy, occupational specialization, writing and urbanizm
the distance-controlled spreading of an idea, innovation, or some other item through a local population by contact from person to person.
the process of dissemination, the spread of an idea or innovation from its source area to other cultures
a related set of culture traits, such as prevailing dress codes,cooking,and eating utensils
view that natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life, including cultural development
a form of diffusion in which an idea or innovation spreads by trickling down from larger to smaller adoption units
an approach to studying nature-society relations that is concerned w/the ways in which environmental issues both reflect, and are the result of the political and socioeconomical contexts in which theyr are suited
geographic viewpoint-a response to determinism- that holds that human decision making is the crucial factor in cultural development, not the environment
sequential diffusion process in which the items being diffused are transmitted by their carrier agents as they evacuate the old areas and relocate the new ones
the notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape
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