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Chapter 1 World Geography
geography
geographic information systems (GIS)
absolute location
relative location
Is the study of people, environments and their resources.
a computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displ…
Exact location of a place on the earth described by global co…
Location in relation to other places.
geography
Is the study of people, environments and their resources.
geographic information systems (GIS)
a computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displ…
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Chapter 2 World Geography
weather
climate
rotation
revolution
Condition of earths atmosphere at a particular time and place
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Earth spinning on it's axis
Earth's yearly orbit around the Sun
weather
Condition of earths atmosphere at a particular time and place
climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
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world geography
The world in spatial terms
Places and regions
Physical systems
Human systems
absolute and relative location
particular space with physical and human meaning/ functional-…
natural phenomena/ weather and ocean currents
how people shape the world/ movement
The world in spatial terms
absolute and relative location
Places and regions
particular space with physical and human meaning/ functional-…
World Geography
Weather:
Climate:
Ecosystem:
The 4 layers of the earth.
Short-term atmospheric conditions.
Weather patterns occurring over a long period of time.
A system, or a group of interconnected elements, formed by th…
Crust, namtle, core, inner core.
Weather:
Short-term atmospheric conditions.
Climate:
Weather patterns occurring over a long period of time.
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World Geography Latin America
Amazon River
4,000 miles
Middle America, the Carribean, and Sou…
West Indies
What is the world's 2nd largest river that runs through South…
How long is the Amazon River?
What are the three areas geographer's divide Latin America in…
What's another name for the Caribbean islands?
Amazon River
What is the world's 2nd largest river that runs through South…
4,000 miles
How long is the Amazon River?
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Chapter 4 World Geography
natural resource
renewable resource
nonrenewable resource
fossil fuel
Raw materials supplied by nature
A resource or raw material that can be grown and replaced.
a resource that cannot be replaced
Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient rema…
natural resource
Raw materials supplied by nature
renewable resource
A resource or raw material that can be grown and replaced.
World Geography
metropolitan area
hierarchy
hinterland
gross national product
major city and surrounding suburbs
rank according to function
area served by metropolitan
total value of nations goods and services including the outpu…
metropolitan area
major city and surrounding suburbs
hierarchy
rank according to function
31 terms
Chapter 1 World Geography
geography
geographic information systems (GIS)
absolute location
relative location
Is the study of people, environments and their resources.
a computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displ…
Exact location of a place on the earth described by global co…
Location in relation to other places.
geography
Is the study of people, environments and their resources.
geographic information systems (GIS)
a computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displ…
World Geography - Basics of Geography
Relative Location
Absolute Location
Lines of Latitude
Lines of Longitude
where a place is compared to something that is commonly known.
the exact place on the earth where a geographic feature is fo…
run parallel to the Equator.
measures degrees from the Prime Meridian.
Relative Location
where a place is compared to something that is commonly known.
Absolute Location
the exact place on the earth where a geographic feature is fo…
21 terms
World Geography
latitude
longitude
Prime Meridian
Equator
distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
distance in degrees east or west of the Prime Meridian
0 degrees longitude
0 degrees latitude
latitude
distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
longitude
distance in degrees east or west of the Prime Meridian
16 terms
World Geography
Geography
Relative location
Absolute location
Latitude
the study of earth, people, places or things
the location of one place to another
exact location of something
lines on map that run East and West
Geography
the study of earth, people, places or things
Relative location
the location of one place to another
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World Geography Final
Belize
Guatemala
Honduras
El Salvador
Belize
Guatemala
World Geography Final
human-environment interaction
region
location
place
building a dam to irrigate a desert region or double-cropping
savanna, tundra, rainforest
latitude and longitude lines
statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, Boot Hill
human-environment interaction
building a dam to irrigate a desert region or double-cropping
region
savanna, tundra, rainforest
World Geography 3.4
ecosystem
biome
deciduous
rain forest
an interdependent community of plants and animals
a regional ecosystem
a named characteristic of broadleaf trees, such as maple, oak…
a forest region located in the Tropical Zone with a heavy con…
ecosystem
an interdependent community of plants and animals
biome
a regional ecosystem
38 terms
World Geography
Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn
seasons
weather
hurricanes
mark the points farthest north and south that the sun's rays…
Because of the earth's revolution and its tilt, different par…
is the condition of the atmosphere at a particular location a…
storms that forms over warm, tropical ocean waters (pg. 51)
Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn
mark the points farthest north and south that the sun's rays…
seasons
Because of the earth's revolution and its tilt, different par…
20 terms
World Geography Vocabulary One
Convergence
Divergence
Relative location
Absolute location
Coming together, becoming similar
Seprating, moving apart, becoming less similar
The location of a place in relation to other places
The exact spot at which a place is found on the globe using c…
Convergence
Coming together, becoming similar
Divergence
Seprating, moving apart, becoming less similar
48 terms
World Geography Terms
physical geography
pandemic
windward
developed
deserts and forests are geographic barriers that promotes gre…
When a disease is transported from one location to another. e…
heavy rains falls on the western side of a mountain.
nations that are wealthy are founded in North America, Europe…
physical geography
deserts and forests are geographic barriers that promotes gre…
pandemic
When a disease is transported from one location to another. e…
20 terms
World Geography
All of the following are accurate stat…
All of the following workers are engag…
Which statment explains why water, for…
What is our most important renewable r…
B. Nonrenewable resources can be replaced when they are used.
C. A carpenter
A. They can be continually replenished by nature
D. The sun
All of the following are accurate stat…
B. Nonrenewable resources can be replaced when they are used.
All of the following workers are engag…
C. A carpenter
33 terms
World Geography Chapter 2
hydrosphere
lithosphere
atmosphere
biosphere
The water areas of the Earth, including oceans, lakes, rivers…
uppermost layer of the Earth that includes the crust, contine…
A think layer of gases that surrounds the Earth.
The part of the Earth where life exists.
hydrosphere
The water areas of the Earth, including oceans, lakes, rivers…
lithosphere
uppermost layer of the Earth that includes the crust, contine…
Hall world Geography Australia
Arable land
Aborigines
Monotreme
Feral
land suitable for growing crops
The original inhabitants of Australia
Egg laying mammals, like the platypus and the spiny anteater,…
wild; like a wild animal; savage.
Arable land
land suitable for growing crops
Aborigines
The original inhabitants of Australia
32 terms
World Geography Chapter 1
great circle route
map projection
planar projection
cylindrical projection
an imaginary line that follows the curve of the Earth and rep…
a mathematical formula used to represent the curved surface o…
a map created by projecting an image of the Earth onto a geom…
a map created by projecting Earth's image onto a cylinder
great circle route
an imaginary line that follows the curve of the Earth and rep…
map projection
a mathematical formula used to represent the curved surface o…
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world geography
loks
st.lawrence seaway
nomads
beringia
water way with gates closed
north Americans most popular deep water ship route
PEOPLE WHO MOVE PLACE TO PLACE
a land ridge that once connected Siberia and Alaska
loks
water way with gates closed
st.lawrence seaway
north Americans most popular deep water ship route
31 terms
World Geography Review
Where is the Congo River?
Earliest civilizations began on they c…
Continent which has the Amazon River
Areas with warmer climates
Africa
Asia
South America
Low Latitudes
Where is the Congo River?
Africa
Earliest civilizations began on they c…
Asia
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World Geography, Chapter 20
Rabat
Algiers
Tunis
Tripoli
Capital of Morrocco
Capital of Algeria
Capital of Tunisia
Capital of Libya
Rabat
Capital of Morrocco
Algiers
Capital of Algeria
47 terms
World Geography Review
axis
climate
vegetation
elevation
an imaginary line about which a body rotates
temperature and precipitation over a period of time.
Plants that grow in an area
how high a place is above sea level
axis
an imaginary line about which a body rotates
climate
temperature and precipitation over a period of time.
16 terms
world geography
formal
functional
perceptual
push factor
defined by a limited number of characteristics
a region that is organized around interactions and connection…
what you think a place might be like and may sometimes be a s…
factors that make people want to leave a place
formal
defined by a limited number of characteristics
functional
a region that is organized around interactions and connection…
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World Geography - Political Geography
Sovereignty
Dictatorship
Monarchy
Constitutional Monarchy
Having political control over a geographic area.
Ruled by one commander, what the commander says is law. Very…
A government must have some kind of royal family that inherit…
The monarch has powers granted to him/her by the country's co…
Sovereignty
Having political control over a geographic area.
Dictatorship
Ruled by one commander, what the commander says is law. Very…
World Geography (Basics I)
North America
South America
Africa
Europe
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth that
North America
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
South America
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
World Geography
map
cartographer
Map projection
Legend or Key
A flat representation of a certain area
A person who makes maps
A process of changing into a 2D (flat) surface
A guide showing what the map's symbols and colors represent
map
A flat representation of a certain area
cartographer
A person who makes maps
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world geography ch 3-4 human geography
authoritarian rule
market economy
primary sector jobs
secondary sector jobs
Government demands obedience from civilians. unquestionable a…
A market economy is an economy in which decisions regarding i…
The portion of the economy concerned with the direct extracti…
The portion of the economy concerned with manufacturing usefu…
authoritarian rule
Government demands obedience from civilians. unquestionable a…
market economy
A market economy is an economy in which decisions regarding i…
17 terms
World Geography Chapter 1
Geography
Environment
Spatial
Location
The study of people, places and environments
All of the physical surroundings in a place...
Where a place is located and its physical relationship to oth…
An exact position using latitude and longitude ,or a descript…
Geography
The study of people, places and environments
Environment
All of the physical surroundings in a place...
24 terms
World Geography
Russia
Estonia
Latvia
Belarus
Russia
Estonia
World Geography Continents / Oceans / Grid
North America
South America
Africa
Europe
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth that
North America
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
South America
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
World Geography Chapter 28
tsunamis 1
shamans 2
samurai 2
shogun 2
huge, dangerous waves created by undersea tectonic activity,…
priests who communicate with the spirits (EX: Shinto priests)
warriors who served Japanese lords
"Great General," the highest Japanese warrior rank
tsunamis 1
huge, dangerous waves created by undersea tectonic activity,…
shamans 2
priests who communicate with the spirits (EX: Shinto priests)
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WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Chapter 9- Cultural Regions
cultural region
functional region
perceptual region
Middle East
An area in which a group of people share a similar culture an…
Area organized around a focal point. The characteristic chose…
A region that only exists as a conceptualization or an idea a…
Geo-political designation of the area stretching from the eas…
cultural region
An area in which a group of people share a similar culture an…
functional region
Area organized around a focal point. The characteristic chose…
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World Geography - South America
Escarpment
Pampas
Phenomenon
Predominant
A steep cliff or slope between a higher and lower land surface
Grassy, treeless plains of southern South America
A fact or event of scientific interest that can be scientific…
Main or most common
Escarpment
A steep cliff or slope between a higher and lower land surface
Pampas
Grassy, treeless plains of southern South America
world geography
hydroelectric power
push and pull factors
pampas
infrastructures
relating to or denoting the generation of electricity using f…
pull factors pull people toward cities push factors push them…
areas of grassland and rich soil
includes such things as sewers, transportation, electricity,…
hydroelectric power
relating to or denoting the generation of electricity using f…
push and pull factors
pull factors pull people toward cities push factors push them…
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World Geography Chapter 3
Population
Birth Rate
Death Rate
Population Density
The number of people who live in an area.
The number of births per 1000 people per year.
The number of deaths per 1000 people per year.
The average number of people who live in a certain area
Population
The number of people who live in an area.
Birth Rate
The number of births per 1000 people per year.
24 terms
World geography chapter 12
Ethnic group
Ethnic cleansing
Refugee
Urbanization
Groups of people who share ancestry, language, customs, and o…
Expelling or killing rival ethnic groups.
People who have fled to a foreign country for safety.
The movement of people from rural areas into cities.
Ethnic group
Groups of people who share ancestry, language, customs, and o…
Ethnic cleansing
Expelling or killing rival ethnic groups.
World Geography for AP World
North America
Central America
Caribbean
South America
North America
Central America
76 terms
World Geography CP Final Exam
Socioeconomic Status
Diffusion
Innovation
Climate
a person's economic and social position in relation to others
the spread of culture, ideas, etc from society to society
an invention or improvement on technology that meets a certai…
This has 5 different Koeppen classifications like arid, polar…
Socioeconomic Status
a person's economic and social position in relation to others
Diffusion
the spread of culture, ideas, etc from society to society
53 terms
World Geography Review
permafrost
deciduous
coniferous
formal region
Layer of permanently frozen subsoil in the tundra
term used to refer to a tree that sheds its leaves during a p…
term used to refer to trees that produce seed-bearing cones a…
Definition of regions based on common themes such as similari…
permafrost
Layer of permanently frozen subsoil in the tundra
deciduous
term used to refer to a tree that sheds its leaves during a p…
world geography
geography
absolute location
relative location
hemisphere
The study of the earth
The exact position of a place on the earth's surface.
The position of a place in relation to another place
half of the earth
geography
The study of the earth
absolute location
The exact position of a place on the earth's surface.
23 terms
World Geography Chapter 8
maritime
secede
bedrock
province
bordering on or related to the sea
to withdraw
solid rock that is usually covered by soil, gravel, and sand
political division
maritime
bordering on or related to the sea
secede
to withdraw
Chapter 5 World Geography
Tributary
headwaters
divide
fall line
a small river or stream that feeds into a larger river
the source of a stream or river
a high point or ridge that determines the direction rivers flow
a boundary in eastern United States where the higher land of…
Tributary
a small river or stream that feeds into a larger river
headwaters
the source of a stream or river
25 terms
World Geography Middle East
subsistence farm
alluvial soils
Aswan High Dam
delta regions
a small plot where a farmer grows only enough food to feed hi…
a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over f…
one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern…
regions with triangular deposits at the end of a river occur…
subsistence farm
a small plot where a farmer grows only enough food to feed hi…
alluvial soils
a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over f…
8 terms
World Geography Chapter 3 Section 2
Evaporation
Humidity
Condensation
Orographic effect
process by which liquid changes into gas
the amount of water vapor in the air
the process by which water vapor changes from a gas into liqu…
cooling effect that occurs when air is forced to rise over a…
Evaporation
process by which liquid changes into gas
Humidity
the amount of water vapor in the air
18 terms
World Geography Chapter 2 Vocabulary
Hydrosphere
Lithosphere
Atmosphere
Biosphere
Part of earth that consists of oceans, lakes, rivers, and oth…
The earths crust
The air we breathe
Part of earth that supports life
Hydrosphere
Part of earth that consists of oceans, lakes, rivers, and oth…
Lithosphere
The earths crust
World Geography
North America
asia
africa
australia
North America
asia
World Geography - All Vocab
Tectonics
Mantle
Fold
Fault
The study of the structure of the earth's crust and mantle wi…
The layer of the earth that is beneath the earth's crust. It…
bends in layers of rock
breaks in the earth's crust
Tectonics
The study of the structure of the earth's crust and mantle wi…
Mantle
The layer of the earth that is beneath the earth's crust. It…
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