Geographical Perspectives

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Geographical Perspectives o Impacts of natural world on human societies o Reshaping of the natural world by human societies (intentional and unintentional) o Importance of location and spatial relationships o Perceptions of the natural world o Why does California look the way it does? Natural and built environments Exceptional Natural Landscapes o Highly diverse Highest and lowest points in continental U.S. Deserts and rainforests High relief and broad valleys Extends from subtropics (32.5N - 2002 , 1972 ) into mid-latitudes (42.0N ) o Unique environments Mediterranean climates Strong oceanic influences Large topographic variations o Great scenic beauty o Abundant resources Rich marine and terrestrial environments Excellent agricultural land Mineral wealth o Severe Constraints Long summer drought Highly variable rainfall regimes Large arid and semi-arid regions o Geographical Isolation Long distances from historical sources of settlement
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course GLY GLY100 taught by Professor Jaymuza during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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