BTHS Geography Chapter 5

Great Plains a largely treeless area that continues the ascent of the American interior lowlands to about 4,000 feet Appalachian Mountains One of two major mountain chains in the United States and Canada. Both chains run north and south. The Appalachian Mountains extend some 1600 miles from Newfoundland in Canada to Alabama. Can you tell me about Currahee? Canadian Shield…

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BTHS Geography Chapter 4

Culture The total of knowledge, attitudes, and Behaviors shared by and passed on by the members of a specific group. Culture acts as a bluebrint for how a group of people should behave if they want to fit in with the group. Culture involves the following: food & shelter, religion, relationships, language, education, security, political & social organization, and creative…

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BTHS Geography Chapter 3

What is the angle of tilt of the earth’s access? 23.5 Degrees Solstice In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice (June 21) is the longest daylight of the year. ; The winter solstice, December 21, has the least amount of daylight hours of any day in the year. Equinox The eqinox occurs when the sun is directly over the equator…

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BTHS Geography Chapter 2

Continents Landmasses above water on earth Solar System Consists of the sun and nine known planets, as well as other celestial bodies that orbit the sun.  The solar system also contains comets, spheres covered with ice and dust that leave trails of vapor as they race through space. Asteroids – large chunks of rocky material are found in space as…

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BTHS Geography Chapter 1

Greek Term – geographia To describe the earth Geography the study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on the earth Mental Maps Maps that people carry in their minds – such as finding you classroom, cafeteria – or your way home. Mr. Lip Mr. Lip is an acronym for the 5 themes of geography: Movement, Region,…

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Vocabulaire

Espace urbain Espace defini comme constitue de ville.En France c’est une commune de 2000 hab.et moins de 150 m2 sans hab. Conflit d’usage Gestion durable Espace a dominante rurale/ urbaine Intermodalite Periurbanisation Amenagement Collectivite territoriale Cooperation transfrontaliere Metropole regionale Region SRADDT Acroissement naturel Baby-boom Contraintes Obstacle a l’exploitation, et a l’occupation d’un espace par l’homme. Atout Avantage du territoire destine…

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Bradshaw Model

Discharge INCREASES Discharge is always increasing since tributaries feed more water into the stream. Throughflow, Groundwater Flow and Surface Runoff also increase contributing to discharge. Channel Width INCREASES Tributaries and flows directly increase ‘volume’ of water and river width increases due to lateral erosion. Channel Depth INCREASES Tributaries and flows directly increase ‘volume’ of water and river depth increases due…

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Boadicea

Dependency Theory: the notion that resources flow from a “periphery” of poor and underdeveloped states to a “core” of wealthy states, enriching the latter at the expense of the former. The world system, the ‘core’ and the ‘periphery’ the notion that resources flow from a “periphery” of poor and underdeveloped states to a “core” of wealthy states, enriching the latter…

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Block 1

Insolation Incoming Solar Radiation Solstice 1st day of Summer & Winter seasons, June 21 and December 21. They have the most tilt. The sun is shining on the Tropic of Cancer/Capricorn Specific Heat The amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance by 1° C Subsolar Point The location on the Earth where the…

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BJU Geography ch 16-29

Shatter Belt Region in Central Eurasia that is so called because the borders continually change. Iron Curtain A imaginary line dividing the Soviet East with the Democratic West Preventing anyone in the East from entering the West. Eurasia’s Climate Humid Continental Baltic Rim States Poland Lithuania Latvia Estonia Poland is refered to as this… The First to taste Freedom Poland…

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