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CHAPTER 1 VOCABULARY

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revolution
Orbit of earth around sun-causes seasons
rotation
Spinning of earth on its axis - causes day and night
longitude/meridians
Lines showing how far east or west from the prime meridian a region is located
latitude/parallels
Lines showing how far north or south from the equator a region is located
climate
Weather pattern over a long period of time (years)
population density
Number of people in a specific, set area
weather
Condition of air at a specific time and place
natural resources
Things made by nature-used by man
renewable resources
can replace or rebuild themselves
nonrenewable resources
can never be renewed or replaced
environment
made up of all surroundings of a place-Includes land and water
vegetation
Natural plant life of a region
gazetteer
List of countries, states, cities, mountains, deserts, rivers,lakes, and other important geographic places
precipitation
Moisture that falls to the earth in some form of rain or snow
altitude
Height above sea level
currents
Movement of water through oceans like rivers or streams
minerals
Natural substances in the earth reached by mining