27-Pacific (GEOG 142)

27-Pacific (GEOG 142) - POLYNESIA BORA BORA PORT OF PAPEETE...

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THE PACIFIC REALM (CHAPTER 12: 550-566)
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MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES THE LARGEST TOTAL AREA OF ALL GEOGRAPHIC REALMS THE SMALLEST LAND AREA OF ANY OF THE REALMS A HIGHLY FRAGMENTED REALM COMPRISED OF HIGH-ISLAND AND LOW- ISLAND CULTURES A REALM IN POLITICO-GEOGRAPHICAL TRANSITION
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REGIONAL CHARACTER TOTAL LAND AREA IS ABOUT 376,000 SQUARE MILES (TEXAS + NEW MEXICO) COLONIZED BY THE FRENCH, BRITISH, AND THE US TOTAL POPULATION IS < 10 MILLION TOURISM IS THE ECONOMIC MAINSTAY; SOME MINERALS, FISHING POLITICAL ORGANIZATION INDEPENDENT STATES, COLONIES, DEPENDENCIES, AND ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS
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SUVA, FIJI
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REGIONS MELANESIA- ( MELAS MEANS BLACK) WEST IRIAN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, VANATU, NEW CALEDONIA, FIJI MICRONESIA- ( MICRO MEANS SMALL) PALAU, FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, NAURU, WESTERN KIRIBATI, GUAM POLYNESIA- ( POLY MEANS MANY) KIRIBATI, COOK ISLANDS, FRENCH HAWAII, SAMOA, AMERICAN SAMOA, TUVALU, TONGA, EASTERN POLYNESIA
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MICRONESIA
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MELANESIA
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NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA
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Unformatted text preview: POLYNESIA BORA BORA PORT OF PAPEETE, TAHITI HIGH-ISLAND VS LOW-ISLAND DICHOTOMY HIGH-ISLANDS – VOLCANIC – HIGH ELEVATIONS/RUGGED RELIEF – WELL-WATERED – GOOD SOILS – AGRICULTURAL DIVERSITY – TEND TO HAVE LARGER POPULATIONS HIGH-ISLAND VS LOW-ISLAND DICHOTOMY LOW-ISLANDS – INCLUDE THE MAJORITY OF THE REALM’S ISLANDS – COMPOSED OF CORAL – LOW ELEVATION/RELIEF – DROUGHT IS COMMON – FISHING AND COCONUT PALM ARE MAINSTAYS MARINE GEOGRAPHY A SUB-FIELD OF GEOGRAPHY CONCERNED WITH THE SPATIAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE SEAS , ITS RESOURCES AND MARITIME BOUNDARIES KEY TERMS – TERRITORIAL SEA (12 MILE LIMIT) – EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE (200 MILES) – HIGH SEAS – MEDIAN LINE BOUNDARIES – CONTINENTAL SHELF (DOWN TO 600 FEET AND OUT TO 200 MILES) WORLD MARITIME CLAIMS ANTARCTICA THE ICE-COVERED CONTINENT MCMURDO STATION ROSS ICE SHELF ANTARCTICA - A REALM? MULTIPLE CLAIMS THE PACIFIC REALM (CHAPTER 12: 550-566)...
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27-Pacific (GEOG 142) - POLYNESIA BORA BORA PORT OF PAPEETE...

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