30 terms

Ch.2

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nomads
hunting people who travel from palce to place to find food
civilization
highly organized group of people with their own language and ways of living
archeologists
scientists who study the objects left by earlt people
artisans
skilled craftworkers
capital
money to be invested in business ventures for the use of making a profit
entrepreneurs
people who risk their money to set up businesses in order to make a profit
urbanization
growth of cities
imperialism
control of one country of the political, economic, or culture life of another country or region
westernization
adoption of western cultures
nationalism
pride in and loyalty to one's own country
cash crops
crops sold to the world market
modernization
changes in a nation that enable it to set up a stable government and produce a high level of goods and services
tariff
tax on imported goods
privatization
selling state-owned industries to private industeries
literacy
ability to read and write
population density
average number of people living in and area of a specific size
cartography
the production or design of maps
culture
all things that make up a person's way of life
economics
the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of humankind
geography
study of people, their environments, and their resources
tributary
stream or small river that flows into a larger stream or river
isthmus
narrow strip of land joining tow large land areas or joining a peninsula to a mainland
plateau
large area of high land that is flat or gently rolling
population density
number of people living in an area(per square mile)
hemisphere
one half of the earth
peninsula
a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
strait
a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
Plain
area of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses
delta
a low triangular area where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
ecosystem
a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment