Chapter 1 Vocab (Social Studies)

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perspective
point of view
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Spatial Perspective
they way geographers look at everything-- in relation to space
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Geography
Study of the earth
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urban
city
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Rural
Open land
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absolute location
Exact location of a place on the earth
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Relative location
The position of a place in relation to another place
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Sub regions
A much smaller geographic region
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Diffusion
Movement of ideas or behaviors from one rejoin to another
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Gis
Computer system
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Levees
Large walls, usually made of dirt, built along rivers to prevent flooding
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Dust bowl
Area of land where variations has been lost and soil reduced to dust and eroded especially as a consequence of drought or unsuitable farming
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Human Geography
the study of people, past or present
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Physical Geography
the study of physical features of the earth's surface
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Meterology
The study of the earth's atmosphere in relation to weather and climate
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