Human Geography Chapter One

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Human Geography Chapter One 1. Absolute Locations: The position of place of a certain item on the surface of the Earth as expressed in degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude, and longitude. 2. Accessibility: The degree of ease with which it is possible to reach a certain location from other locations. 3. Activity Space: The space within which daily activity occurs. 4. Cartography: The art and science of making maps. 5. Connectivity: The degree of direct linkage between one particular location and other locations in a transport network. 6. Contagious Diffusion: The distance-controlled spreading of an idea, innovation, or some other item through a local population by contact from person to person. 7. Cultural Barriers: Prevailing cultural attitude rendering certain innovations; ideas or practices unacceptable or unadoptable in that particular culture. 8. Cultural Complex: A related set of cultural traits, such as prevailing dress codes and cooking and eating utensils. 9. Cultural Diffusion: The expansion and adoption of a cultural element, from its place of origin to a wider area. 10. Cultural Ecology: An area of inquiry concerned with culture as a system of adaptation to environment. 11. Cultural Hearth: Heartland, source area, innovation center; place of origin of a major culture. 12. Cultural Landscape: The visible imprint of human activity on a landscape. 13. Cultural Trait: A single element of normal practice in a culture, such as the wearing of a turban. 14. Culture: The sum total of the knowledge, attitudes, and habitual behavior patterns shared and transmitted by the members of a society. 15. Distances: Measurement of the physical space between two places. 16. Environmental Determinism: The view that the natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life, including cultural development. 17. Epidemic: Regional outbreak of disease. 18. Expansion Diffusion: The spread of an innovation or an idea through a population in an area in such a way that the number of those influenced grows continuously larger. 19. Fieldwork: A method of studying what people are doing and observing how their actions and reactions vary. 20. Five Themes (of geography): Location, human-environment, region, place, and movement. 21. Formal Region: A uniform region.
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22. Functional Region: Defined by the particular set of activities or interactions that occurs within it. 23. Generalized Map: A vague map of an area without specific details. 24. Geocaching: A hunt for a cache, the GPS coordinates which are placed on the Internet by other geocachers. 25. Geographic Information System (GIS): A collection of computer hardware and software that permits spatial data to be collected, recorded, stored, retrieved, manipulated, analyzed, and displayed to the user. 26.
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