Chapter 12 – Geography Notes

Landforms & Resources *Peninsulas & Islands* – Europe is a large peninsula of Asia – also has its own smaller peninsulas: a “Paninsula of Paninsula”. Northern Peninsulas • The Scandinavian Peninsula includes Norway and Sweden. • Glaciers create *fjords* in Norway – Steep U-shaped valleys connected to sea, filled with Read more…

IB Geography Urban Environments

exurbanisation occurs when affluent people move from the city to rural areas urban consolidation the process of increasing the density of residential buildings in an urban area. Infilling gaps, bringing disused buildings back into productive use, etc. suburbanisation movement and resettlement of people from inner city locations to new areas Read more…

AP Human Geography Chapter 1 Key Ideas 1-2

Globalization Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope Local Diversity Expressing unique cultural traditions and economic pracitices Geography Literally: geo=earth graphy=to write Hurricane Katrina Physical and human geography intersect here physical: major damage, especially in areas like Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi; Read more…

Biogeography Ch 6

Dispersal process by which juveniles leave their point of origin Immigration movement into a new area Beijerinck’s Law “everything is everywhere, but the environment selects”. Buffon’s Law different regions, with similar environmental conditions/characteristics, are inhabited by different species. Jump Dispersal long distance dispersal accomplished in one generation from one habitat Read more…

The 5 Themes of Geography

Location relative location and absolute location relative location A location of a place in relation to another place (i.e. south or downhill). absolute location Exact location of a place on the Earth described by global coordinates or, an address. Like, 208 Broadway, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 Place Human Characteristics, Physical Read more…

Geography final

Which of the following statements about the physical environment of the Austral Realm is false? Australia’s rocks are much older than those of New Zealand The animals found in Australia who carry their young in pouches are collectively known as: Marsupials __________ is the study of flora and fauna in Read more…