Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/26

Click to flip

26 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Atmosphere
The layers of gases immediately surrounding the earth.
Biodiversity
The variety of organisms within an ecosystem.
Climate
The typical weather conditions at a particular location as observed over time.
Culture
The total knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors shared by and passed on by members of a group.
Deforestation
The cutting down and cleaning away of trees and forests.
Democracy
A type of government in which citizens hold political power, either directly or through elected representatives.
Desertification
An expansion of dry conditions to moist areas that are next to deserts.
Diffusion
The spread of ideas, inventions, or patterns of behavior to different societies.
Economy
The production and exchange of goods and services among a group of people.
Ecosystem
The inderdependent community of plants and animals.
El Nino
A weather pattern created by the warming of the waters off the west coast of South America, which pushes warm water & heavy rains toward the Americas and produces drought conditions in Austrailia & Asia.
Equator
The imaginary line that encircles the globe, dividing the earth into northern and southern halves.
Equinox
Each of the two days in a year on which day and night are equal in length; marks the beginning of spring and autumn.
Erosion
The result of weathering on matter, created by the action of wind, water, ice or gravity.
Export
A product or good that is sold from one economy to another.
Geography
The study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on earth.
Global Economy
The merging of regional economies in which nations become dependent on each other for goods and services.
Hydrological Cycle
The continuous circulation of water among the atmosphere, the oceans, and the earth.
Industrialization
The growth of industry in a country or society.
Latitude
A set of imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator, and that are used in locating places north or south. The equator is labeled the 0 degree line for latitude.
Longitude
A set of imaginary lines that go around the earth over the poles, dividing it east and west. The prime meridian is labeled the 0 degree line for longitude.
Natural Resource
A material on or in earth, such as a tree, fish, or coal that has economic value.
Religion
The belief in a supernatural power or powers that are regarded as the creators and maintainers of the universe, as well as the system of beliefs itself.
Society
A group that shares a geographic region, a common language, and a sense of identity and culture.
Urbanization
The dramatic rise in the number of cities and the changes in lifestyle that result.
Weathering
Physical and chemical processes that change the characteristics of rock on or near the earth's surface, occuring slowly over many years.