eBook Encyclopedia Of Geography Terms, Themes, And Concepts, 1st Edition

  • Reuel R. Hanks
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  • ISBN-10: 1598842951
  • ISBN-13: 9781598842951
  • DDC: 910.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 404 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

How did the Greek geographer Eratosthenes make an accurate calculation of the earth's circumstance more than 1,500 years before the first voyage of Columbus to the New World? What are the "green belts" of England that dominate its rural landscape? And what is regarded as the driest continent on the planet? This handbook offers a broad coverage of terminology and concepts, serving as both an encyclopedic dictionary of geography terms and an approachable overview to the human and physical aspects of world geography. Approximately 150 geographic terms and concepts are defined and discussed, providing an accessible reference for anyone who requires a deeper knowledge of the language and ideas that are important to geography as a discipline. Helpful sidebars are provided to shed light on unusual or controversial theories and concepts. All major geographic concepts and terms are addressed and comprehensively explained using examples.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
List of Related Entries.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Agglomeration.
2: Agribusiness.
3: Agricultural Revolution.
4: Air Masses.
5: Altitudinal Zonation.
6: Anticyclones.
7: Areal Differentiation.
8: Atmosphere.
9: Atmospheric Stability.
10: Balkanization.
11: Bid-Rent Theory.
12: Biogeochemical Cycles.
13: Biomes.
14: Boundaries.
15: Break-of-Bulk Point.
16: Buffer Zone.
17: Capital Leakage.
18: Carrying Capacity.
19: Cartography.
20: Central Place Theory.
21: Centrifugal and Centripetal Forces.
22: Choke Point.
23: Climate.
24: Clouds.
25: Coastal Erosion and Deposition.
26: Comparative Advantage.
27: Complementarity.
28: Core and Periphery.
29: Cryosphere.
30: Cultivation Regions.
31: Cultural Diffusion.
32: Cultural Ecology.
33: Cultural Identity.
34: Culture Hearth.
35: Deforestation.
36: Demographic Transition Model.
37: Desert.
38: Desertification.
39: Devolution.
40: Distance Decay.
41: Earth.
42: Earthquakes.
43: Economic Development, Geography of.
44: Electoral Regions.
45: Entrepôt.
46: Environmental Determinism.
47: Ethnocentrism.
48: Federation.
49: Folding and Faulting.
50: Folk Culture.
51: Foodways.
52: Forests.
53: Friction of Distance.
54: Fronts.
55: Gentrification.
56: Geographic Information Systems.
57: Geomorphology.
58: Geopolitics.
59: Gerrymandering.
60: Globalization.
61: Global Positioning System.
62: Global Warming.
63: Grasslands.
64: Green Belt.
65: Groundwater.
66: Heartland Theory.
67: Heating and Cooling.
68: Hinterland.
69: Humidity.
70: Hurricanes.
71: Hydrologic Cycle.
72: Imperialism.
73: Infant Mortality Rate.
74: Irredentism.
75: Karst.
76: Landscape.
77: Latitude and Longitude.
78: Law of the Sea.
79: Lingua Franca.
80: Linguistic Geography.
81: Location.
82: Locational Analysis.
83: Malthusian Theory.
84: Map.
85: Map Projections.
86: Medical Geography.
87: Megalopolis.
88: Mental Maps.
89: Middle Latitude Cyclones.
90: Migration.
91: Monsoon.
92: Nation-State.
93: Natural Hazards.
94: Natural Resources.
95: Ocean Currents.
96: Oceans.
97: Organic Theory.
98: Particularism.
99: Pastoralism.
100: Plate Tectonics.
101: Population.
102: Possibilism.
103: Precipitation.
104: Pre-Industrial City Model.
105: Primate City.
106: Purchasing Power Parity.
107: Push-Pull Concept.
108: Quantitative Revolution.
109: Rain Shadow Effect.
110: Region.
111: Religious Syncretism.
112: Remote Sensing.
113: Rimland Theory.
114: Rural Settlement.
115: Sacred Space.
116: Satellite Images.
117: Satellite State.
118: Scale.
119: Seasons.
120: Sector Model.
121: Sectors of the Economy.
122: Segregation.
123: Sequent Occupance.
124: Shatterbelt.
125: Social Distance.
126: Soils.
127: Solar Energy.
128: Spatial Inequality.
129: Spatial Interaction Models.
130: Squatter Settlements.
131: Straits, Passages, and Canals.
132: Stream Erosion and Deposition.
133: Supranationalism.
134: Sustainable Development.
135: Temperature.
136: Territoriality.
137: Thunderstorms.
138: Toponymy.
139: Tragedy of the Commons.
140: Transculturation.
141: Transhumance.
142: Urban Decentralization.
143: Urbanization.
144: Von Thunen Model.
145: Vulcanism.
146: Weathering and Mass Wasting.
147: Wind Erosion and Deposition.
148: Winds and Pressure Systems.
149: World Systems Theory.
150: Zoogeographic Regions.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.