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Geography

The study of the world, its people, and the landscapes that they create

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Landscape

Is all the human and physical features that make it unique

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Social science

Is a field that studies people and the relationships of among them

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Region

Is a part of the world that has one or more common features that distinguish it from its surrounding areas

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Map

Is a flat drawing of all or part of the earths surface

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Globe

Is a spherical, or ball shaped, model of the entire planet

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Physical geography

the study of the worlds physical features-its landforms, bodies of water, climates soils and plants

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Human geography

The study of the worlds people, communities and landscapes

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Cartography

The science of making maps

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Meteorology

The study of the weather and what causes it