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Antrhopology
the study of mankind's variety, cultures, and human characteristics.
Economics
the study of production, distribution, and consumption of wealth.
Ethics
the study of standards of conduct. RIGHT AND WRONG.
Geography
the study of the sruface of the earth
History
the recorded events of the past
Philosophy
the study of the basic nature of knowledge, thought, existence
Psychology
the study of the mind and the way that peple think and act
Political Science
the study of government, organization, principles, and politics
Sociology
the study of social groups
Five themes of geography
location[absolute and relative], place[physical and human characteristics], human-environment interactions, movement, region[physical and human]
What colors signify elevation on maps?
brown --> green.
brown=highest
green=lowest
How many time zones on earth?
24 time zones.
Does the earth spin clockwise or counterclockwise?
clockwise
Which way are latitude lines? Longtitude?
Latitude- horizontal
Longtitude- vertical
What affects climate?
large bodies of water, elevation, equator
absolute location
exact location of a place described by global coordinates.
basin
area of land drained by a given river and its branches; rea of land surrounded by higher elevation
bay
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally smaller than a gulf
canyon
deep and narrow valley with steep walls
cape
point of land that extends into a river or ocean
channel
wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other; deep part of a river or other waterway.
cliff
steep, high water of rock, earth, or ice.
continent
one of the seven large landmasses on the earth
cultural feature
charateristic that humans have created ina place, such as language, religion, housing, and settlement pattern
delta
flat, low-lying land built up from sil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouch
divide
stretch of high land that separates river systems
downstream
directionin which a river or stream flows from its source to its mouth
elevation
height of land above sea level
glacier
large, thick body of slowly moving ice
gulf
part of a lage body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally larger and more deeply indented then a bay
highland
elevated land area such as a hill, mountain, or plateau
hill
elevated land with sloping sides and rounded summit
island
smaller than a continent, land area, completely surrounded by water
isthmus
narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas
lake
a sizable inland body of water
lowland
land, usually level, at a low elevation
meridian
one of many lines on the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole; used to measure degrees of longtitude
mesa
broad, flat-topped landform with steep sides; smaler than plateau
mountain
landwith steep sides that rises sharply from surounding land
mountain peak
pointed top of a mountain
mountain range
a series of connected mountains
mouth
place where a stream/river flows into a larger body of water
parallel
one of many lines on the global grid that circle the earth north or south of the Equator; used to measure degrees of latitude
peninsula
body of land jutting into a lake or ocean
plain
area of level land, usually a low elevation and often covered with grass
plateau
area of flat or rolilng land at a high elevation
relief
changes in elevation over a given area of land
river
large natural stream of water that runs through the land
sea
large body of water completely or partly surrounded by land
sea level
position on land level with surface or nearby ocean or sea
sound
body of water between a coastline and one or more islands off the coast
source
place where a river or stream begins, often in highlands
strait
narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water
tributary
small tiver or stream that flows into a large river or stream; a branch of the river
valley
area of low land between hills/mountains
volcano
mountain created as liquid rock/ash erupt from inside the earth