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Unformatted text preview: Extensive use > farther from market Regional patterns-Core and periphery Core – intense concentration and focus of regional character Periphery – scattered activity, lower intensities, localized important-Core-periphery disparity operates at many scales Inductive Approach-- Induction – specific information > model/generalization Climate patterns Landform patterns Language groups (and culture groups and religious groups)-Romance (mostly in SW)-Germanic (N and central)-Slavic (E and SE) [^with many exceptions^] Generalization: Europe’s core region developed around the contact line between the Romance language speakers and the Germanic language speakers One possible (explanatory) hypothesis: Long contact between peoples seeing the world in very different ways enhanced their problem-solving approaches...
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- Fall '08