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study of the Earth and the way people live and use it
geography
a large area that has common features that set it apart from other areas
region
a shape on the Earth's surface
landform
a group of cities that have grown so close together they seem to form one city
megalopolis
depending on each other to meet needs and wants
interdependent
the weather of an area over a number of years
climate
measurement of heat and cold
temperature
the moisture that falls to Earth as rain or snow
precipitation
means wet
humid
means dry
arid
materials found in nature that people use to meet their needs and wants
natural resources
resources that will not last forever
nonrenewable resources
resources that can be replaced
renewable resources
a substance found in the earth that is neither a plant nor an animal
mineral
fuels formed over millions of years ago from the remains of plants and animals
fossil fuels
made up of all the surroundings in which people, plants, and animals live
environment
the way people use natural resources, money, and knowledge to produce goods and services
economy
something harmful that makes our air, soil, and water dirty
pollution
polluted moisture that falls to the ground
acid rain
the protection and careful use of natural resources
conservation
using something again
recycling