Flashcards in Geography Exam 1 Deck (16):
The art and science of mapmaking
“For a society achieve their greatest potential, they need the challenge of a harsh environment”
is ____ theory
Challenge Response Theory
“Who we are as a culture is determined by environment”
5 Themes of Geography;
shape of Earth;
Four mathematical reference points;
Where is the center of the earth?
The point where the rotational axis intersects the equatorial plain
When is the whole world on the same time?
Prime meridian, 12:00 noon
Large landmass surrounded by water with adjacent islands
A region with distinctive boundaries, and does not change easily.
Everything material and nonmaterial that society has learned and passed on.
A region that does not change easily.
Representation of a real-world phenomenon at a certain level of reduction or generalization
The locational attributes of an urban center, including its physical setting.
When plate tectonics slowly move continents