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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: hurricanes in the U.S. since 1900; cost in dmg has gone up loss of lives much higher in early 1900s Santa Barbara earthquake of 1925; Completely rebuilt to make seem like old Spanish town San Francisco earthquake of 1906; If happened now, there would be $115 bil in dmg hazard perception; ppl’s beliefes, attitudes about likelihood, consequences, likely response to hazardous events risk perception vs. risk assessment; intuitive statistics; discrediting risks; decision-making heuristics; rule of thumb, use when we don’t have complete info, no algorithms availability heuristic; when media plays something over, over your idea that likelihood of it happening goes up
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Unformatted text preview: gambler’s fallacy; belief in non-independence of independent events residential inertia; when you live somewhere its not easy to move reciprocal interaction of humans and natural environment; human activity influences natural environment, has positive, neg effects on it vice versa resources and hazards reflect human needs and values; biosphere: lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere; regions of earth’s crust, atmosphere occupied by living matter includes atmosphere(air), hydrosphere(surface, subsurface of waters), lithosphere(upper reaches of earth’s crust) biomes; ecosystems; greenhouse effect; acid rain; ozone in the upper and lower atmosphere; deforestation; desertification; crop rotation; water availability (Fig. 13.16); hydrologic cycle; aquifers; sanitary landfills; leachate; hazardous and toxic wastes...
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