Geography 1001. Exam 1. Study Guide
5 historical ways of thinking about/motivations for engaging with other cultures
Curiosity (to explore, science)
Economics and Politics (colonialism, resources like gold or bananas, power/control)
Religion (crusades, missionary work, converting others, helping others)
Secular (commitment to help or improve other places, peace corps, doctors without borders, not for
Fantasy (an imagined reality, the tale of Atlantis, the 7 cities of gold, paradise on earth)
5 cultural flows
(tourism and migrations)
capital and commodities
(ways of thinking/organizing, gov., religions, politics, economics)
- Learned, shared, binds people together in what we recognize as a way of life.
- Dynamic not static – changes/adapts to new influences & changing conditions at diff. rates, speeds, times
- Clothes, food, language, drinks, music, technology, lit., gov., holidays, religion, architecture, customs, sports,
education, weather, values, morals, work habits, leisure, living styles, art, traditions
- everyone eats same food, wears same clothes, etc.
Global warming/climate change
– Earths atmosphere temp increase. Changing precipitation patterns. Melt polar ice caps, rising sea levels.
- carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels. (>50% greenhouse gases.
- chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s) from aerosol sprays and refrigerants (25%)
- methane (15%) – burning vegetation (rainforests), cattle digestion (beef/dairy food supply), refinery
- The worlds major C02 Polluters – tb chart. US, China, India….
– natural processes in the lower atmosphere that traps incoming solar energy
- water moister
- geothermal gases
- ex: 60 degrees out side but when car sits and u open it a while later, here is warm air inside
- With increasing globalization & interconnectedness in world, cultural flows move faster & in diff. ways.