World Geography - World Geography An Exploration of...

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World Geography An Exploration of connection: What is Geography? A spatial science. The study of human/environment interrelationships as they vary across space and time. Verbal map scale: 1 inch equals 1 mile Graphic Scale: [----------------] 3 miles RF Scale: represents a fraction. Scale is 1:3,000,000 1:45,000,000 is less detailed. Largest # = smallest Region: an area that has more in common inside its boundaries than outside. Latitudes: parallels, never touch run EW but are described as NS. Climate Longitude: meridians. Run NS, but described EW. International dateline, prime meridian. World Geography Jan 16
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Keywords: Mental maps Buddhism, Christianity, Islam Regions- sub regions Hinduism, Judaism “The Border” Traditional (Animism) Culture: Material, non- material, institutional Cultural marker Ethnic group sacred space Culture group Ganga River Diversity Language Ancient, Dialect Religion Proselytizing, ethnic Lingua Franca Gender Vs. Sex Race-melanin-vitamin D How we shape the world in our mental maps: (why men don’t ask for directions) Which States are in the Midwest? OH, IN IL, KY, MO, AR, OK, KS, ND, CO, WI, NV, UT. Midewest is seen as neutral American culture. Everyone’s opinion is different on were the Midwest is. Material Culture : physical, taste, touch feel. Non-Material Culture: beliefs systems, superstitions, folk traditions, ideas. The Stork, etc Institutional Culture: Company setting. Laid back, loose, uptight, blue collar, Big Orange Screw, closing office for lunch, etc Ethnic group: German, Irish, etc genetic Culture Group: don’t share the language, food, etc. ex ancestors are German, but I don’t eat sour crout. Scale : can also mean scope of something. City scale, state scale Sub-Regions: West Africa, east Africa, etc We don’t spend much time with this in the lecture. Religion and Geography: religion plays an important role in culture and how people act. Religion and language go hand in hand. Pros: seek converts, or universalizing religion. Buddhism, Christianity, Islam. Ethnic: born into this religion. Hinduism (south Asia and India), Judaism converts are very rare. Ganga River: Ganges River. Remains are cremated along the bank of the river. India Hinduism. Keywords: IMR sustainability
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Population growth soil degradation Thomas Malthus Sub-Saharan Africa Exponential vs arithmetic growth neo-colonialism London, England Industrial revolution John snow Cholera Delayed marriage Celibacy Divine intervention China’s one child policy IMR: infant mortality rate. # of infant deaths per 1000 live births up to first year of life. If you make it to your first birthday you will make it to your 5 th . If you make it to 5, you will live to adulthood. Southeast US has a higher IMR than the rest of America. #1 reason for IMR is low birth weight (premature) LE- life expectancy- women live longer than men. Men are more likely to use drugs, labor intensive jobs, less likely to go to the Dr for symptoms. Life expectancies are fluid.
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