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Glossary of Earth environment and systems

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5 themes of geography
-location
-sense of place
-human environmental relationships
-movement
-region
essentails of a good map
-title
-date
-scale
-legend
-direction
3.5 billion years ago...
life evolved (bacteria)
batholith
largest intrusion, solidified magma (granite) w/in the Earth's surface
earthquake
release of pressure w/in the Earth
largest continents
Eurasia, Africa, N.America, S, America, Antartica, India, Greenland
Pangea
the once "Super" continent
continental drift
land masses shift over history (Alfred Wagner)
Pleistocene
era-3million-10,000 (B.P.)
"ice-age"
Holocene
present era
6 kinds of climates
-tropical
-arid
-subtropical
-continental
-tundra
-highland
2.5 million years ago...
-early froms of human species
Donald Johansen
Discovered "Lucy"
a more recognizable from of homo sapian was discovered
100,000 years ago
4 steps-cultural revolution
-agricultural
-urbanization
-industrialization
-information
global population estimate
6.4 bilion
U.S. population estimate
290 million
CA population estimate
34 million
O.C. population estimate
3 million

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