Geography Lesson 1: Free Notes. INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY


INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY   Defining Geography Geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources and political and economic activities. Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it. Geography, the study of the diverse environments, places, and spaces of Earth’s surface and their interactions.…

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Population Geography: Definition of 80 terms used in population geography exams

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Abortion Rate The number of abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44 or 15-49 in a given year. Abortion Ratio The number of abortions per 1,000 live births in a given year. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection. It is defined by the occurrence of any of more than 20 opportunistic infections or HIV-related cancers. Age-Dependency Ratio The ratio of persons in the ages defined as dependent (under 15 years and over 64 years) to persons in the ages defined as economically productive (15-64…

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