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geography
the study of the physical, biological, and cultural features of Earth's surface
perspective
the way a person looks at something
landscapes
scenery of places, including physical, human, and cultural features
cartography
the study of maps and mapmaking
meteorology
the study of weather
region
an area with one or more common features that make it different from surrounding areas
formal region
region with one or more common features that make it differnet from surrounding areas
functional region
region made up of different places that are linked and function as one unit
perception
our awareness and understaning of the enviroment around us
perceptual regions
regions that reflect human feelings and attitudes
grid
lines crisscrossing each otehr in uniform intervals to create a pattern of squares
latitude
lines on a globe drawn in an east-west direction and measured in degrees
longitude
lines on a globe drawn in a north-south direction and measured in degrees
equator
an imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole
parallels
lines of latitude
meridians
lines of longitude
prime meridian
imaginary line drawn from the North Pole through Greenwich, England, to the South Pole
degrees
units used to measure distances between parallels and between meridians
hemispheres
halves of the globe diveided by the equator or a meridian
continents
large landmasses on Earth's surface
atlas
a collection of maps in one book
map projections
different ways of representing a round Earth on a flat map
great-circle route
shortest route between any two places on the planet
compass rose
a map element with arrows pointing in all four principal directions
legend
map key
contiguous
connecting or bordering
precipitation
condensed droplets of water that fall as rain, sleet or snow
topography
elevation, layout, and shape of a land
climate graphs
graphs showing average temperature and precipitation in a place
population pyramids
graphs showing the percentage of males and females by age group in a country's population