World Geography Study Guide Essay

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Exam 1 Review Sheet (as of 9/11)

For all of the items listed below you should know characteristics of the concept or term, understand what it means so that you could explain it, how it relates to geography, and be able to give examples.

Primary Readings:
Chapter 1

Associated Readings:

You should also be familiar with the questions from the Reading Responses.

In addition, several of the images from the lectures (picture, map or table) will be included with questions relating to the image.

Basic Concepts
What is geography?
Human
Physical
Techniques
Regional
Thematic
How does Geography relate to other disciplines?
Subfields of geography
Focus of Geography
Spatial variation
Patterns
Process
Spatial Analysis
Temporal Analysis
Key Themes
Location
Absolute Relative Site Situation Istanbul, Turkey
Place
Sense of place
Characteristics of places People and places
Memories and emotions Dynamic Unique Interdependent
Movement
Human-Environment interrelationships Dynamic system
Kissimee River, FL

Scale
Regions (realms) What are they?
Criteria
Boundaries
Change
Types
Formal
Functional Perceptual

Regional Themes
Physical Environment Plate tectonics Landforms Climate Weather Climate zones (regions) Pangaea Continental plates Volcanoes Earthquakes Natural hazards Climate graph
Population
Global population Population growth Exponential growth Population distribution Crude birth rate Crude death rate Natural increase rate Infant mortality rate Life expectancy Total fertility rate And development And education Population pyramid
Dependency ratio
Demographic Transition Model
Population and resources
I=PAT
Cultural Religion Distribution of religions Reasons behind religion patterns Diffusion and change And landscape Language Distribution of languages Reasons behind language patterns Ethnicity Distribution of ethnicity Impacts of ethnicity Gender Gender roles And landscape
Development
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) Global patterns Big mac Index Economic patterns Primary sector Secondary sector Tertiary sector…