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1PopulationChapter 2Where in the World do PeopleLive and Why?Key Question:Many Ways of MeasuringPopulation:Population Density –measure of totalpopulation relative to landsize (arithmetic populationdensity).
2World Population DensityPhysiologic Population Densitynumber of people per unit area of agriculturally productiveland (takes this map into account).PhysiologicPopulationDensityLuxor, EgyptEgypt’s arable lands arealong the Nile River Valley.Moving away from the river afew blocks, the land becomessandy and wind-sculpted.
3Dot Map of World Population –On this map, one dot represents 100,000 peoplePopulation Distribution –Descriptions of locations on the Earth’s surface whereindividuals or groups (depending on the scale) live.World Population Distribution and DensityEast Asia- ¼ of world population hereSouth Asia- bound by the Himalayas and a desert in Pakistan• Europe- population is concentrated in citiesNorth America- megalopolisPopulations are falling in some parts of theworld. How will Figure 2.5 look different 50years from now? If you were updating thistextbook in 50 years, where would the largestpopulation clusters in the world be?
4Why do Populations Rise orFall in Particular Places?Key Question:A Population Bomb?Malthus (early 1800s) worried aboutpopulation growing exponentially andresources growing linearly.

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