1 Intro to Geography(1)

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Unformatted text preview: tion, Absolute Location – region’s latitude and longitude on the earth’s grid coordinates Relative Location – region’s location with reference to other areas/regions ABSOLUTE LOCATION LOCATION Longitude – measured east and west of the Prime Meridian from 0 to 180 degrees Prime Meridian – Greenwich Observatory near London, England Latitude – measured north and south of the equator from 0 to 90 degrees Equator – line equidistant from the North and South Poles RELATIVE LOCATION RELATIVE THE PHYSICAL SETTING •Physical Geography ♦Alfred Wegner’s •Continental drift •Tectonic plates •Subduction •Pacific Ring of fire ♦Weathering ♦Erosion CLIMATE •Hydrologic cycle •Precipitation patterns •Climate regions CULTURE Definition: Shared patterns of learned behavior learned Components: • Beliefs Beliefs • Institutions Institutions • Technology Technology CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY A wide-ranging and comprehensive wide-ranging field that studies spatial aspects of human cultures Major components focus on: Cultural Landscapes Cul...
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2013 for the course BUSINESS 332 taught by Professor Black during the Spring '10 term at Bethel University.

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