Geography Exam 1 Study Guide

Geography Exam 1 - Geography Exam 1 Study Guide Introduction Activity space map Map in our mind of our daily places Geographic Information Systems

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Geography Exam 1 Study Guide Introduction: Activity space map – Map in our mind of our daily places Geographic Information Systems - have made maps more detailed and up to date than ever. Geography asks where? and why there ? Small Scale - large amounts of space represented with less detail Large Scale – small amount of space represented with more detail True Scale – 1:1 Geographic realms - areas defined by cultural domination Geographic region – subdivision of realms. (country vs. continent) Physical and Human features - largest dividing factors Functional realms - result from human interaction with natural environment such as the creation of bridges or roads as boundaries. Formed by activities. Factors driving geographic change: Environment/ climate, population growth/decrease, shift in political powers, cultural difference or issues. Formal region- displays internal homogeneity of some sort, but isn’t a political region necessarily. Hinterlands- outside lands/ periphery Ice Age- glatiations and interglatiations o Pleistocene Koppen Geiger climatic regions There are 190 +- countries at any given time State - European state model, political capital city and representative govt. Development - gauges a state’s economic, political, social, and institutional growth. Classification systems Core Periphery - Immanuel Wallerstein
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Neocolonialism o Corporate power o The Specter of Debt o One way street? – poor countries can’t compete in global economy o Cultural threat Video 1 o Climate vs. Weather o Climate average weather in a general area over time o Weather - what is happening in a specific place and time Boundaries – it’s harder to draw boundaries around people. I.e. how much Russian is too Russian? Video 2 o Lightning o Comes from ground up o Lots in South Africa, South America, and Himalayas b/c of climate and location o Lots in Florida Video 3 o Weather o Depends on interaction w/ air, water, and sun to create pressure, humidity, temperature, clouds, wind, and precipitation. o More activity at equator Mountain chains - all continents except Africa have long, linear mountain chains. Placement in Pangaea key
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ECON 2002 taught by Professor Kogut during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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Geography Exam 1 - Geography Exam 1 Study Guide Introduction Activity space map Map in our mind of our daily places Geographic Information Systems

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