Geography Part TWO Vocabulary Words
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to change in order to fit new conditions
the practice of farming, raising animals and growing crops.
local weather conditions of an area over time like temperature, precipitation, humidity, sunshine, wind
a low, watery land formed at the mouth of a river. Formed from the silt, sand, and small rocks that flow downstream in the river and deposit in the delta.
an area with less than 10 inches of rain per year and a rocky, sandy surface.
the geographic characteristics that surround and affect the way people live.
interests people have about the care of the natural environment
an area where coniferous and deciduous trees are the most dominant plant. Deciduous trees share their leaves in the fall. Coniferous trees include trees that have pinecones such as fir and spruce.
things that distinguish one place from another. These are divided into two groups: physical and human.
flat or rolling areas of land covered with grasses If located in North America, they are called prairies. In South America they are called pampas.
the act of taking water from a source and directing it to an arid or dry region in order to water crops
a piece of land that has water all around it
a body of salt or fresh water surrounded by land
the different shapes of Earth's surface - mountains, hills, plateaus, plains, valleys, peninsulas, and islands are examples of landforms
explains the meaning of the symbols on the map
to move from one country or region to another with the intent of staying at the place for a long period of time.
a land form that is very high and steep; They are usually wide at the bottom and rise to a narrow peak or ridge
the physical setting of a place including the land, air ,water, plants, and animals
the vast fertile grassy plains of southern South America
a body of land surrounded by water on three sides
a map that shows landforms
a large area of flat land
high, flat land
a map that shows the names and borders of countries
the number of people living per square mile
a dense either tropical or temperate forest that receives lots of rain year round
a broad geographic area
things that people can use, such as oil, lumber and water that come from nature
an arrangement of places where people live, including rural and urban centers
skills, methods, tools, machines, and other things used to perform activities. Technology changes over time and affects the way we live, work and play
ways goods and people move from place to place thereby linking communities
a cold, dry region covered with snow for more than half the year, vast treeless plain where the topsoil is always frozen
area of low land with mountains or hills on either side, often having a river or stream along the bottom.
all the plant life in an area