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Nature, Purpose & Practice of Geography


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human geography
one of the two major divisions of geography; the spatial analysis of human population, its cultures, activities, and landscapes
physical geography
one of the two major divisions of systematic geography; the spatial analysis of the structure, processes, and location of the Earth's natural phenomena such as climate, plants, animals, and topography
location
the first theme of geography as defined by the Geography Educational National Implementation Project; the geographical situation of people and things
place
the fourth theme of geography as defined by the Geography Educational National Implementation Project; uniqueness of a location
region
the third theme of geography as defined by the Geography Educational National Implementation Project; and area on the Earth's surface marked by a degree of formal, functional, or perceptual homogeneity of some phenomenon
Human-Environment Interaction
Theme describing how humans affect, and are affected by, their natural environment
movement
the fifth theme of geography as defined by the Geography Educational National Implementation Project; the mobility of people, goods, and ideas across the surface of the planet
Benefits of Using Globes
Accurately represent the sizes, shapes, distances, and directions of the earth
Scale
A drawing showing measurements that help you estimate actual distances
Title
Tells you what the map is about
Latitude
Runs East and West
Longitude
Runs North and South
Topographic map
provides detailed information about shape of land
Remote Sensing
To get info from far away
GIS
Geographical Information Systems - a system that captures stores analyses manages and displays geographical information
Tropic of Capricorn
Circle of latitude that contains the subsolar point on the December Solstice
Tropic of Cancer
Latitude 66.5° North and the Southernmost place where the sun does not rise on at least one day of the year
Prime Meridian
What is the name of the line that separates the eastern and western hemisphere?
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How much is late work worth (as a percentage)?