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Intro to Geography Chapter 1 Vocab

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Geography
The study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they create.
landscape
all the human and physical features that make a place unique.
social science
a field of study that focuses on people and the relationships among them.
region
part of the world that has one or more common features that distinguish it from surrounding areas.
map
a flat drawing that shows all or part of the Earth's surface.
globe
a spherical, or ball shaped, model of the entire planet.
absolute location
a specific description of a location.
Coordinates on a map are very specific.
relative location
a general description of where a place lies relative to other landscape.
environment
the land, water, climate, plants, and animals of an area.
physical geography
the study of the worlds' physical features- its landforms, bodies of water, climates, soils and plants.
human geography
the study of the world's people, communities and landscapes.
cartography
the science of making maps
meteorology
the study of weather and what causes it
element
another word for a "part"
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