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polder
Land created by Dutch by draining water from area
toponym
The name given to aportion of the Earth's surface (city, state, etc.)
situation
relative location; where aplace it related to other places
site
physical characteristics
of a place
meridian
North-South (longitude)
parallel
East-West (latitude) ♦lats are flat♦
Greenwich Mean Time(GMT)
Time zone placed along the Prime Meridian (0* longitude)
International Date Line
Line that follows 180* long. ◄ back 24 hours, ► forward 24 hours
cultural landscape/regional studies
Area fashioned from nature by a cultural group; a combonation of cultural features(language & religion) economic features(agriculture & industry) and physical features (climate & vegetation)
environmental determinism
19th-20th century approach to the study of geography that argued that general laws needed by geographers could be found with physical science.
formal(uniform, or homogeneous) region
An area where people are alike ad share one or more similar characterists (ethnicy, religion, etc.)
funtional(or nodal) region
Area organized around a nodal or focal point (radio station, industry, etc.)
vernacular(or perceptual) region
Regions made from someone's informal sense of place rather than from scientific models (mental map)
cultural ecology
Geographic approach that emphasizes human-enviromental relationship
possibilism
The theory of people modifying their environment to make it useful to them