Flashcards in Chapter1 Deck (57)
The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
A squared normally 1 mile on a side. The land ordinance of 1785 divided townships in the United States into 36 sections.
The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin
An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics
Generally, the relationship between the portion of earth being studied and earth as a whole, specifically the relationship between the size of an object on a map and the size of the actual feature on earths surface
The spread of an underlying principle, even though a specific characteristic is rejected
The spread of an idea from persons or notes of authority or power to other persons or places
A company that conducts research, operates factories, and sells products in many countries, not just where it's headquarters or shareholders are located.
Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group
The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place, as a result of improved communications and transportation systems
Space time compression
The location of a place relative to other places
The physical character of a place
The arrangement of something across earths surface
The physical gap or interval between two objects
An ark that for the most part follows 180° longitude, although it deviates in several places to avoid dividing land areas. When you cross the international dateline heading east the clock moves back 24 hours, or one entire day. When you go west, the calendar moves ahead one day.
International Date Line
A two dimensional, or flat, representation of earths surface or a portion of it.
An east west line designated under the land ordinance of 1785 to facilitate The surveying and numbering of townships in the United States
The numbering system used to indicate the location of Parallels drawn on a globe and measuring distance north and south of the equator
The geometric or regular arrangement of something and a study area
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result and making something worldwide in scope
Spread of something over a given area
The numbering system used to indicate the location of meridians drawn on a globe and measuring distance east and west of the prime meridian
A circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and at right angles to the meridians
A law that divided much of the United States into a system of townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers
Land Ordinance of 1785
Geographic approach that emphasizes human environmental relationships
Body of beliefs, social forms, material traits that together constitute the distinct tradition of a group of people
A north south of line designated in the land ordinance of 1785 to facilitate the surveying and numbering of townships in the US
Total number of people divided by total land area
Spread of a feature or trend from one place to another overtime