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background image Geography Study Guide ­Geography is the study of the interaction between people, culture, environment, and 
space
­3 main sub­fields: Physical, Human, Geographic 
­Plate tectonics and the ring of fire
­Natural disasters
­Global warming, implications: water and food security, coastline retraction 
­Impacts of domestication: created surplus for trade, emergencies, allowed for 
specialization, environmental degradation, enabled population growth 
­Subsistence agriculture: growing what is needed for the population 
­Mono­crop agriculture: mechanized, chemically intensive, large­scale, commercial 
agriculture 
­Globalization is the shift from a local based economy to one with a global 
interdependence on goods, money, and people over great distances.
­Golden Arches
­Concerns over food and water security: population growth, global warming (fresh water
storage), water purity (pollution) 
­Know population pyramids
­The most rapidly growing populations are poorer 
­Globalization has accelerated movement of people, need for more specialists and labor
­GDP = total numbers of goods and services produced in a country in a given year. 
Used as a measure when comparing countries.
­Machismo
North America  ­Cahokia, native­american state, larger than London at it’s time
background image Yankeedom and New Netherland , pilgrims wanting religious freedom, education,  intellectual achievement, New York City, Detroit, Chicago New France : SE Canada and Louisiana, settled by the French and native people,  Creole, multicultural and liberal, acceptance of all ethnicities and lifestyles, Montreal,  New Orleans Greater Appalachia : settled by Northern Ireland and England, Scottish lowlands,  commitment to personal sovereignty and individual liberty, suspicious of lowland  aristocrats and Yankee social engineers. Great Smoky Mountains, Nashville Midlands:  middle america and the heartland, doesn’t like the government , mostly a  German majority, Kansas City, Great Plains, Dust Bowl Far West : high dry, and remote, The Rockies, Yellowstone, Phoenix, The Grand  Canyon First Nation:  huge territory with low population, Northern Canada, Anchorage, native  american groups that never left their territory Left Coast : colonized by New Englanders and Appalachian Midwesterners, hybrid of  Yankee utopianism and Appalachian self­expression, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San
Fransisco, Los Angeles
Deep South : established by English slave lords, meant as a West Indies, Charleston,  Memphis El Norte : Mexico­US Mexico and US ties: strong economic ties, over 1 million US citizens live in Mexico, 
Mexico helped us during Hurricane Katrina 
NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada, Mexico, and US that 
importing and exporting goods wouldn’t be taxed
TPP: Trans­Pacific Partnership similar to NAFTA, but between more islands and 
Australia, New Zealand
Middle America

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School: University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Department: Geography
Course: World Geography
Professor: Neil Conner
Term: Winter 2016
Tags: geography
Name: Geography Test 1 Study Guide
Description: Lengthy study guide for the geography test 1
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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