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Scotts Human Geo Voc

Physiological density to Remote sensing

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Refugees
People who are forced to migrate from thier home country and cannot return for fear of persuction
Pull factors
Factors that induce people to move to a new location
Public Housing
Housing owned by the government; in the US, it is rented to low income residents, and the rents are set at 30% of the familys income
Plantation
A large farm in tropical and subtropical climate that specializes in the production of one or two crops for sale, usually in a more developed country
Polder
Land created by the Dutch by draining water from an area
Projection
The system used to transfer locations from Earths surface to flat map
Primate City
The largest settlement in a country
Quota
In reference to migration, a law that places maximum limits on the number of people who can immigarte to a country each year
Race
Identity with a group of people descended from a common ancestor
Push Factors
Factors that induce people to leave old residences
Primary metropolitan statistical area
In the United States, a metropolitan statistical area exceeding 1 million population located within a consolidated metropolitan statistical area
Racists
A person who ascribes to the beliefs of racism
Primary sector
A portion of the economy concerned with the direct extraction of materials from Earths Surface generally through agriculture, although sometimes by mining,fishing, and forestry
Prime Meridan
The meridan designated as 0 longitude, which passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England
Physiological density
The number of people per unit of arable land , which is land suitable for agriculture
Reaper
A machine that cuts grain standing the field
Regional studies
An approach to geography that emphasizes the relationships among social and physical phemona in a particular area study
Remote sensing
The acquisition of data about the Earths surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long distance methods
Producer Services
Services that primarily help people conduct business
Proven Reserve
The amount of a resource available in discovered deposits
Radioactive Waste
Particles from a nuclear reaction that emits radaition
Pidgin language
A form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca, used for communications among speakers of two different languages.
Region
An area distinguished by a unique combinations of trends or features
Primate City rule
A pattern of settlements in a country, such that the largest settlement has more than twice as many people as the second ranking settlement
Public Services
Services offered by the government to provide security and protection for citizens and businesses
Pollution
Addition of more waste than a resource can accommodate
Relocation Diffusion
The spread of a feature or trend through the bodily movement of people from one place to another
Post Fordist Production
Adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as the allocation of workers to teams that performs a variety of tasks
Prime Agricultural land
Most Productive Land
Possiblism
The theory that the physical enviornment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical enviornment and choose a course of action from many alternatives
Polytheism
Belief in or worship of more than one god
Potential Reserve
The amount of energy in deposits not yet identified but thought to exist
Popular Culture
Culture found in a large, heterogenous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics
Prorupted State
An otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension
Rank Size Rule
A pattern of settlements in a country , such that the nth largest settlement
Productivity
The value of a particular product compared to amount of labor needed to make it
Racism
Belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities
Pilgrimage
A journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes
Ranching
A form of commericial agriculture in which livestock graze over an exteensive area
Population Pyramid
A bar graph representing the distribution of population by age and sex
Range of a service
The maximum distance people are willing to travel to use a service

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