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These are my notes. They remind me of what I have read. They help you see what I think is important from each chapter. I look for test questions within my notes. My notes cover the entire text, so the entire text is fair game. Study the chapters according to the syllabus, e.g. Chapters 1-4 for test 1. Read the chapter, focus on understanding and applying concepts. (Ex: How does epidemiological stage 2 explain demographic stage 2? Why do birth rates take so long to fall, waiting until Stage 3? Core and Periphery : The periphery provides the core with resources in exchange for goods and services. The core uses those resources to provide (value added) goods. These goods, and services associated with those goods, provide a higher material quality of life in the core. This has multiple effects: Feature Core Periphery Population Heterogeneous Homogeneous Migration Destination Source Population density High Low Language Standard language Variations in dialect Change Fast, leads change Slow, change follows the core Culture Popular Folk Barriers Distance, landforms, etc. Transportation Easier, many paths Harder, fewer paths Contact Easy Harder, more isolated Resources Destination Source Wealth Accumulation is high Accumulation is low In summary, this relationship often leads to uneven development , an increasing disparity between levels of wealth and well-being enjoyed by people in the core and the periphery. This effect is seen on several scales, including local cities, regions within a country, whole countries, groups of countries, continents, and the world as a whole. The winners decide the {language, rules (laws), culture, etc.} People take their {language, culture, beliefs, religion, customs, things, weapons, etc.} with them. Trade routes are paths for {goods, peoples, ideas, religions, diseases, warfare, etc.} Simple repeated relationships can take you fairly far on some answers. There are patterns that repeat, and this gives you some predictive value. (Warning, you can over-extend this, though.) sjsu_g10_chapter_1_introduction Chapter 1: Key questions 1. How do Geographers describe where things are? 2. Why is each point on Earth unique? 3. Why are different places similar? Geography is the study of space and place on a global scale. The importance of a location is related to: 1. Space : physical gap or interval between two objects. 2. Place : a specific point on earth distinguished by a particular character. 3. Site : (description of space) Physical character of a place. 4. Situation : (relative place) Position of a place relative to other places. 5. Location : (absolute place) Position of a place in a fixed reference coordinate system. o
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