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Alex Fish Chapter 2 Where in the world do people live and why: Population Density: a measure of total population relative to land size (arithmetic population density) Physiologic Population Density: the number of people per unit area of agriculturally productive land. Population Distribution: descriptions of locations on the Earth’s surface where individuals or groups live Dot Maps: maps where a dot represents a certain number of a population World Population Distribution and Density: People tend to congregate and live where they can grow food. Dense areas include China, India, and Japan in Asia; Central Europe and West Russia in Eurasia; Nigeria and Morocco area in Africa; The Eastern Seaboard of the US in North America; and Eastern Brazil in South America. Why do populations rise and fall in particular places: There are issues with population growth when it is seeming to exceed food supply growth (linearly versus exponential) Population Growth at World, Regional, National, and Local Scales: Factors in population change are birth, death, immigration and emigration. Low TFRs (Total Fertility Rates) in
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