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GEOG 5 Fall 2011 People, Place, Environment Professor Montello Study Guide for Final Exam Questions on Final Exam cover the following topics, in addition to material from Exams 1 and 2: environmental determinism; natural world causes human culture cultural determinism/autonomy; culture can invent anything it wants; doesn’t depend on environment culture-environment interactionism; cultures have certain amt of freedom, environment constricitons but there are certain parts of cultures that are autonomous environmental hazards; extreme events vs. hazard events; extreme event: environmental event of extreme mag that may or may not be dangerous to ppl physical magnitude vs. hazard magnitude;
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Unformatted text preview: classifying hazards as natural or anthropogenic; natural: geophysical/biological anthropogenic-human caused(nukes) types of natural hazards; geophysical: meterological/geomorphic biological: floral/faunal types of anthropogenic hazards; nukes, accidents cause of hazards in nature, society, and technology; classifying hazards by space-time parameters; freq, duration, areal extent, speed of onset, spatial dispersion, temporal spacing pervasive-intensive continuum for hazards; historical trends in hazard outcomes during 20th century; more ppl living in hazard areas construction, econ, material; loss of life decreases, econ loss increases...
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