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A - I not bold Vocabulary Knox AP Geo
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the position or place of a certain item on the surface of the Earth as expressed in degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude and longitude
cultural modification resulting from intercultural browsing
referring to the culture of agricultural communities and the type of tenure system that determines access to land and the kind of cultivation practices employed there
commercial agriculture characterized by integration of different steps in the food-processing industry; usually through ownership by large corporations
the ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture
belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit, has a name, and a conscious life.
literally, cultivable. land fit for cultivation by one farming method or another
process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities
technique that uses living organism (or parts of organisms) to make or modify products, to improve plants and animals, or to develop microorganisms for specific uses
the maximum number of users that can be sustained over the long term, by a given set of natural resources
Central Business District (CBD)
the area of the city where retail and office activities are clustred
forces that divide or tend to pull the state apart
Migration of people to a specific location be¬cause relatives or members of the same nationality previously migrated there.
cognitive images (mental maps)
psychological representations of locations that are made up from people's individual ideas and impressions of these locations.
a group of individuals who share a common temporal demographic experience
city that was deliberately established or developed as an administrative or commercial center by colonial or imperial powers
attempt by one country to established or developed as an administrative or commercial center by colonial or imperial powers
interaction between the Old World, originating with the voyages of Columbus, and the New World.
The process through which something is given monetary value. Occurs when a good or idea that previously was not regarded as an object to be bought and sold as turned into something that has a particular price (example: the hula in Hawaii)
network of labor and production processes beginning with the extraction or production of raw materials and ending with the delivery of a finished commodity
concentric zone model
a model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are spatially arranged in a series of rings
(consolidated metropolitan statistical areas) CMSA
in the united states, two or more adjacent metropolitan statistical areas with overlapping commuting patterns
crude density (arithmetic density)
total number of people divided by the total land area
a characteristic and tangible outcome of the complex interactions between a human group and a natural enviornment
the body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition
a region within which common cultural characteristics prevail
the scientific study of population characteristics
degradation of land, especially in semiarid areas, primarily because of human actions like excessive crop planting, animal grazing, and tree cutting
a process of improvement in the material conditions of people through diffusion of knowledge and technology
a regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation
a term describing forceful or voluntary dispersal of people from their homeland to a new place
the process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time
the number of years needed to double a population, assuming a constant rate or natural increase
economies of scale
cost advantages to manufactures that accrue from high volume production, since the average cost of production falls with increasing output
a large node of office and retail activities on the edge of an urban area
sub field of geography that deals with various spatial aspects of voting systems, voting behavior, and voter representation
migration from a location
a piece of territory surrounded by, but not part of, a country
a nineteenth and early twentieth century approach to the study of geography that argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be founded in the physical sciences. Geography was therefore the study of how the physical environment caused human activities
movement reflecting a growing political consciousness, largely among the world's poor, that their immediate environs are far more toxic than those in wealthier neighborhoods
identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions
(export-processing zones) EPZs
small areas within which especially favorable investment and trading conditions are created by governments in order to attract export-oriented industries
permanent movement compelled usually by cultural factors
foreign direct investment
the total of overseas business investments made by private companies
a state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory
literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion
a process of converting an urban neighborhood from a predominantly low income renter occupied area to a predominately middle-class owner-occupied area
actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
gross domestic product (GDP)
the value of the total output of goods and services produced in a country in a given time period (normally one year).
domination over the world economy, exercised by one national state in a particular historical epoch through a combination of economic, military, financial, and cultural means.
Migration to a new location.
Infant mortality rate (IMR)
The total number of deaths in a year among infants under one year old for every 1,000 live births in a society.
infrastructure (or fixed social capital)
the underlying framework of services and amenities needed to facilitate productive activity.
invasion and succesion
a process of neighborhood change whereby one social or ethnic group succeeds another
A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate.
Lines on a map depicting areas of same or like values.
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