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Social Studies Chapter 2

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erosion
the way wind and water wear away the land, bit by bit
geography
the study of people, places, and the earth
climate
the weather of a place over a long period of time
coast
the land by the ocean
desert
a dry area where little rain falls and few plants grow
region
an area that shares one or more features
environment
the water, soil, air, and living things around you
natural resources
things found in NATURE that are useful to people
renewable resources
resources that can be replaced
nonrenewable resources
resources that can not be replaced
capital
a city where a country's laws are made
canal
a waterway made by people
pollution
anything that dirties the air, soil, or water
climate map
a map that shows the usual weather of an area
table of contents
pages that list the sections of a book and tell where they begin
glossary
an alphabetical list of difficult or special words and their meanings
index
an alphabetical list at the end of the book