Chapter 5 Key Terms
Brain drain (220) Migration of the best-educated people from developing countries to
developed nations where economic opportunities are greater
Brain gain (221) the potential of return migrants to contribute to the social
Cacao plantation located in darker green areas, tropical rain forest zone,
along southern coast of Cote dIvoire. It began at southeast and diffuse to
central and finally to the southwest.
Chapter 4 Latin America
In which country is the Amazon Rainforest located (mostly)?
What is the source of approximately 70 percent of Mexico Citys water?
In the year 2000, about how many people lived in the Brazilian Amazon?
What is the name of the country labeled on the map with the number
11: Sierra Leone
13: Cte d'Ivoire
14: Burkina Faso
Southwest Asia and North Africa
What countries comprise the Maghreb of Southwest Asia/North Africa?
By what name is the large peninsula of Turkey known?
Environmental problems facing North Africa/Southwest Asi
The growing interconnectedness of people and places through converging processes of
economic, political, and cultural change is globalization.
Affected by globalization:
Geo 2/23 Latinos
Territory and population- new land and populations of people who lived
on the land
U.S Mexican legacy- geographic proximity
Borderlands-incorporates western part of US, from Texas to California
ad all the way up. Associated wit
What three historical eras are represented in European city landscapes?
Medieval, Renaissance-Baroque, industrial
The Schengen Agreement, signed in 1985, meant that
Crossing a European border required neither paperwork nor government approval
Extends from Mexican U.S.
border to Tierra del Fuego
Region of great contrast and
Deep social and economic
Greatest resource humans
have often been wasted
Assignment for Chapter 2:
1. What is the difference between insolation and reradiation?
Insolation refers to incoming solar radiation whereas reradiation refers to out-going
radiation after it has entered into the Earths atmosphere
2. What is desertificat
Assignment for Chapter 6:
1. What are the processes behind Sub-Saharan Africas political map, and why have there
been relatively few boundary changes since the 1960s?
Prior to European colonialism, Africas political map exhibited a complex mosaic of
Assignment for Chapter 5:
1. What are the major demographic trends for this region, and what factors explain these
The two dominant demographic trends are decreased fertility and increased life
expectancy. The factors accounting for the first in
Assignment for Chapter 4:
1. How are trade blocs reshaping the regions geopolitics and development?
Throughout the latter 20th century numerous regional trading blocs have been
established, largely in an effort to promote regional economic integration and
World Regional Geography
Mark E. Reisinger
Meeting Place and Time:
Course Goals, and Objectives:
The goals of the course are threefold. First, students will gain an appreciation of, and critically ponder the consequ