GEO 102 9-2 - GEO102 18:05

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GEO 102 18:05 Regions- the geographers equivalent of scientific classification is regionalization. -area of earth characterized by one or more Diffusion mechanism Relocation diffusion -spread of features/trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another. Expansion diffusion  -snowball process of spread from one area to another Hierarchical diffusion -spread of feature/trend through a power structure Contagious diffusion -rapid, widespread diffusion of a characteristic c population Stimulus diffusion -spread of underlying principle but not necessarily the characteristic Diffusion of AIDS in the united states
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N1981 small member of incidents of HIV/AIDS Over a decade later more new cases By 2006 cases subsided Then cumulated cases for population  Geography in a globalizing World Will globalization render geography obsolete? Yes No The new mobility of money, labor, products, and ideas actually increases the  significance of place The more universal the diffusion of material culture and lifestyle the more valuable  regional and ethic identities become.  The faster the information highway takes people into cyberspace, the more they feel the  need for a subjective setting a specific place or community they can call their own The greater the reach of transnational governments and institution, the more sensitive  people have become to local cleavages of race ethnicity and religion
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Chapter 2 Geo 102 18:05 -Crude birth rates and crude death rates are often indicators of the level of economic  development in individual countries. Compare ,for instance, Australia, a MDC which  offers a strak0-crontrast to statistic for Ethiopia.  -The geography of poverty underlies the patterns allows us to analyze the linkages  between population variables and social conditions.  -Demographic Transition Theory -Model of population change in which high birth and high death rates are replaced by  low birth and low death rates  Rationale: improved economic production and higher living standards because of better  health care, education and sanitation Four phases  1-pre-industrial period -high birth and death rates 2-transitional period -steady birth rate and falling death rate 3-transitional period -falling birth rate and steady death rate
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Chapter 2 Geo 102 18:05 4-industrial period -low birth and death rates.  The Epidemiologic Transition Stage 1 pestilence and famine -infectious and parasitic disease, accidents and attacks stage 2- reducing pandemics -improved sanitation, nutrition, medicine Stage 3- Degenerative and human created disease -Increases in chronic age related disease CVD, cancer Stage 4- delayed degenerative disease -life expectancy extended through medical technology 
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GEO 102 9-2 - GEO102 18:05

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