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Exam 1 (GEOG)
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They are scarce because of the high demand of materials
What situation does the North American realm find itself with regard to mineral and fuel resources?
Global neighborhoods possessing particular combinations of environmental, cultural, and organizational properties
What is a Geographic realm?
Regions sharing one common characteristic
What is a Formal Region?
Regions connected by transportation, communication, etc...
What is a Functional Region?
Area surrounding an urban area (suburbs, urban-fringe, countryside, farms)
What is a Hinterland?
Customary beliefs, social norms and material traits of a group of people
What is culture?
Status, relationships, values and beliefs, work habits, and how people learn and organize new information
What are some characteristics of culture?
The study at how a group of people use resources, adapt to the environment, and modify/organize land
What is cultural geography?
Any place where changes in land-use appeared due to human domestication plants and animals
What are culture hearths?
Distribution of political regions and ideas of power and conflicts being the main reason of resource allocation and sharing
What is political geography?
They share characteristics (religion, politics, and language)
How do we determine what a nation is?
strict political boundaries (one state is different than the other)
How do we determine what a state is?
Clustered along the coast
What does the world wide population distribution look like?
North America, Western Europe, and Australia
What nations belong to the core?
Eastern Europe Africa, and North Korea
What nations belong to the periphery?
Advanced tech, highly urbanized, federal states, diverse multicultural realm
What are the defining characteristics of the North American realm?
It is separated into plains, mountain ranges, lowlands, and highlands
How is the realm subdivided physiographically?
Different elevations have different climates due to changes in temperature
How does the realms physiography relate to climatic characteristics.
It is agricultural (mining, lumber, or anything else involving physical extraction from the earths resources)
What has happened to the primary sector of the US economy in the past century?
It is mostly manufacturing and industry
What has happened to the secondary sector of the US economy in the past century?
From St louis to Boston Located there because of its easy access to trade routes and minerals.
Where is the manufacturing Belt and why is it located there?
French Canada, near the St. Lawrence River. They were interested in fur trading and settled here.
What North American Region is dominated by the French, why?
Located in the Core and for access to energy and minerals as well as labor.
Where are most of the heavy industry traditionally found, why are they located there?
Which U.S. region has undergone the most change in the last half century?
Economic trade and activity has increased in the pacific hinge
Why has the Pacific hinge grown so rapidly in the last half century?
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