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Human Geography Unit 5,6, and 7 Final

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1.A principle that’s states that business owners can juggle expenses, as long as labor, land rents, transportation, and other cost don’t go up at the same time.
4.A system of commercial farming which is integrated into a large-food production industry and is usually found in developed countries.
8.An economic geographer that developed a model for the location of secondary industries. This geographer came up with the least cost theory which has factors of transportation, labor, and agglomeration.
13.A land economist who created the sector model in 1939. According to this economist, the city develops in a series of sectors.
14.The firm’s ability to capture a market that will earn more customers and money than its competitors.
23.This form of agriculture is mostly present in MDCs and is the production of food surpluses, with most crops destined for sale to people outside the family farm. Usually big companies sign contracts with these farmers and sell to the consumers
25.The part of economy that draws raw materials from the natural environment. This sector includes agriculture, raising animals, fishing, forestry, and mining. Usually prevalent in low income, LDCs.
26.The location of factories near raw materials because the raw materials are heavier than the finished product. The factory is allowed to be farther away from a market and near the source because transportation cost is less than cost of shipping raw materials
27.A cultural geographer who stated that the earliest form of plant cultivation was __________, in which new plants are produced by direct cloning from existing plants, such as cutting stems and dividing roots
28.A survey system used in the eastern United States. This survey system divides land into narrow parcels of land extending from rivers, roads, and canals. This survey allows people more access to transportation and has been used in several states including Texas.
29.This theory states that all economic prosperity is open to all countries. The modernization theory occurs in four stages: Traditional, Take-off, Drive to technological maturity, and High mass consumption.
30.The influence on a firm’s locational decision by the location of its competitor.
2.The location of factories based on the accessibility to the market because the cost of shipping raw materials is less than the cost of transporting the final product.
3.A collection of new agricultural techniques in the 1970s which involved two important practices: use of higher yield seeds and the expanded use of fertilizers. This change brought forth scientific advancements of biotechnology, use of fertilizers, and hybrid seeds.
5.Large regional centers that hold important stock exchanges and contain major concentrations of business services. The three main cites are London, New York, and Tokyo.
6.Refers to all facilities that support basic economic activities that a city cannot function without them.
7.The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place as a result of improved communication and transportation systems.
9.A result of industrialization where there is improvement in the material condition of people through diffusion of knowledge and technology.
10.A sector of the economy in which export activities, such as the production goods and services outside the city, result in money flowing into the city.
11.A relatively stable slum area that radiates from the central market to the outermost zone of peripheral squatter settlements consists of high density shantytowns. This sector is often found in South America.
12.Plans that allow the government to buy properties from the owners relocate residents and businesses, clear the sites, and build new roads and utilities.
15.This form of agriculture is mostly present in LDCs and is the production of only enough food to feed the farmers family and few surplus. This agriculture includes pastoral nomadism and shifting cultivation.
16.A drastic change which began in Western Europe (1600s) and intensified agriculture by promoting higher yields per acre per farmer. This drastic change preceded the Industrial Revolution and brought in the scientific advancements of new farming techniques such as the seed drill.
17.A large-scale functional entity that operates as an integrated economic whole.
18.A model created in 1923 by a sociologist E.W. Burgess. This model shows the development of a city in terms of concentric rings
19.A megapolis which includes Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
20.A drastic change in human life that happened in several independent places over a large span of time. This change brought the domestication of animals, increase in food supply, rapid population growth, job specialization, and social development. This change is also known as the first agricultural revolution.
21.A city that is larger than other cities in the area and represents a national culture. The rank size rule does not apply to these cities.
22.A famous model for rural agriculture land use. This model is used to explain the importance of the proximity to markets by also demonstrating the relationship of transportation to value.
24.A manufacturing zone created in 1960 in northern Mexico to produce goods primarily for consumers in the United States. This district promoted the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Mexico and the United States.

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