Glossary of Mississippi History - Ch 1
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- What is the framework or five themes of how to study places in geography?
- location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and regions
- Physical characteristics of a place include what?
- climate, water resources, landforms, soils, energy and mineral resources, vegetation, and animal life
- In geography, a PLACE has both _________ and _________characteristics.
- A PLACE has both physical and human,or cultural characteristics
- Cultural characteristics of a place include what? Give examples of ELEMENTS of culture.
- languages, religions, tech-nology, and political systems of the inhabitants ... things like airports, shopping cen-ters, roads, and bridges are elements of culture
- human-environment interaction describes what?
- how humans use and interact with the environment
- movement concerns___________: the ways we are linked with _______, ________ and _______ beyond our immediate environment.
- human interaction
regions, cultures, and people
- patterns of movement can be seen in what?
- exploration, trade routes, settlement, migration, and invasion.
- Geographers divide the world into ___________.
- natural regions are defined by what?
- landforms, bodies of water, vegetation, climate, soil, or the presence of certain resources
- cultural regions are defined by what?
- political alliances, land use patterns, ecomonics, ethnic composition, language, religion, or combinations of several factors
- regions may change as a result of what?
- shifting boundaries, alliances, population, land use, or climate
- Mississippi can be divided into four geographical regions, they are...
- the Delta; northwest MS
the Hills; central & north MS
the Piney Woods; southern MS
the Gulf Coast; narrow strip of land bordering the Gulf of Mexico
- which is the largest geographical region in MS?
- the Hills (in central and north MS)
- location can be either _______ or __________.
- relative or absolute
- relative location describes what?
- where a place is compared to other places (landforms or water bodies nearby ex.)
- What is the relative location of MS?
- bordered on east by AL, by TN on the north, and by AK and LA on the west
- population of MS in 2000?
- 2.8 million
- definition of absolute location
- absolute location directs us to a precise position on earth's surface
- what describes absolute location on a map or globe?
- latitude-longitude coordinates describe absolute location
- latitude measures what?
- distance north or south of the equator
- longitute is what?
- distance east or west of the prime meridian at Greenwidh, England
- Coordinates of MS
- between 30 and 35 degrees north latitude and between 88 and 91 degrees west longitude
- what is GPS
- global positioning system - satellite based system that determines absolute location
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