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26 Cards in this Set

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the study of human population
the incidence of childbearing in a country's population
Crude Birth Rate
the number of lice births in a given year for every thousand people in a population
the incidence of death in a country's population
Crude Death Rate
the number of deaths in a given year for every thousand people in a population
Infant Mortality Rate
the number of deaths amoung infants under one year of age for each thousand live births in a given year
Life Expectancy
the average life span of a country's population
the movement of poeple into and out of a specified territory
Sex Ratio
the number of male for every hundred female in a nation's population
Age-sex Pyramid
a graphic representation of the age and sex of a population
Demographic Transition Theory
the thesis that population patterns reflect a society's level of technological development
Sero Population Growth
the level of reproduction that maintains population in a steady state
the concentration of humanity into cities
a large city that socially and economically dominates an urban area
urban areas beyond the political boundaries of a city
a vast urban region containing a number of cities and thier surrounding suburbs
a type of social organitio by whic people are closly tied by kinship and tradition
a type of social organization by which people come together only on the basis of individual self-interest
Urban Ecology
the study of the link between the physical and social dimensions of cities
the sudy of th interact of living oranisms and the natural environment
a system compsed of te interact of all living organisms and thier natural environment
Environmental Deficit
profound and long-term harm to the natural environment caused by humanity's focus on short-term affluence
Rain Forests
regions of dense forestation, most of which circle the globe close to the equator
Global Warming
a rise in the Earth's average temperature due to an increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
Environmental Racism
the pattern by which environmental hazards are greastes for poor people, especially minorities
Ecologically Sustainable Culture
a way of lie that meets the needs of the present generation without threatening the envoronmental legacy of future genreations