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The art and science of mapmaking

Cartography

2

“For a society achieve their greatest potential, they need the challenge of a harsh environment”
is ____ theory

Challenge Response Theory

3

“Who we are as a culture is determined by environment”

Environmental Determinism

4

5 Themes of Geography;

Regions
Human-environment Interactions
Place
Movement
Location

5

shape of Earth;

Oblate Spheroid

6

Four mathematical reference points;

North/South pole
Rotational Axis
Equatorial Plain

7

Where is the center of the earth?

The point where the rotational axis intersects the equatorial plain

8

When is the whole world on the same time?

Prime meridian, 12:00 noon

9

Large landmass surrounded by water with adjacent islands

Continent

10

A region with distinctive boundaries, and does not change easily.

Formal Region

11

Everything material and nonmaterial that society has learned and passed on.

Culture

12

A region that does not change easily.

Functional region

13

Representation of a real-world phenomenon at a certain level of reduction or generalization

scale

14

The locational attributes of an urban center, including its physical setting.

site

15

When plate tectonics slowly move continents

Continental drift

16

The visible imprint of human activity on the landscape.

Continental Landscape