World Geography

Which definition best captures the term political economy?
That economic and political systems are connected and the study of political economy looks at those connections
Peter Marbar (2005) argues that:
Poverty will remain with us in the twenty first century
According to Peter Marbar all of the following issues will limit globalization except:
In reflecting on Peter Marbars argument it would seem that he:
believes that globalization should be embraced as it supports human prosperity
Thomas Friedman defines globalization 2.0 as occuring between the dates — of and being defined by—.
1800-2000; companies that are globalizing for markets to sell produces and cheaper labor
Thomas Friedman has identified the quiet crisis in the United States as the:
lack of focus on science and engineering education
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Friedman defines that “flat earth” as having all the following characteristics except:
the need to need to emigrate to parts of the world that offer more opportunity
In comparing Marbar and Friedmans vision of globalization they both:
believe in overall benefits of globalization
Ghemawat includes all of the following characteristics to argue that the earth is not flat except:
the international web traffic is in 80% range
Which of the following refers to the relationship between distances shown on the map and the actual distances on Earth’s surface?
Longitudinal lines share all of the following characteristics except:
Lines of longitude are also known as parallels
Which of the following terms refer to the making of maps?
Which of the following kinds of date would be best displayed in an isorhythmic map?
Population date by census track
The world map that flattens Earth like a orange peel is the:
Goode’s Interrupted Homolosine Projection
To fit the spherical Earth onto a flat map, a Mercator projection:
stretches out the poles, depicting them with lines equal to the length of the equator.
cartographers solve the problem of showing the spherical earth on a flat piece of paper by using
According to Jennings (2011) what is the fourth dimension in Google Earth?
What might happen if humans lose their way of wayfinding abilities?
Web of spatial senses and abilities. Shrinking hippocampus. Dementia earlier.
Why was OpenStreetMap important after the earthquake in Haiti?
An open-source alternative to map maker.
Why was the US invasion of Iraq an important moment for what we know now as Google Earth?
Keyhole’s aerial imagery: 3D views
What scale did Lewis Carol’s map use?
Exact size of its territory in perfect 1:1 detail.
What is a Google Earth mashup?
scatter of apartments neatly forming the shape of the San Francisco peninsula. ( Rademacher’s Code)
1. Brahmins
priestly caste, most privileged in ritual status. ( strict vegetarianism and abstention of alcohol) barbers and hairdressers.
2. Kshatriyas
warriors and rulers
3. Vaishyas
landowning (small-plot) farmers and merchants
4. Sudras
low-status laborers and artisans
5. Dalits
“the oppressed” or untouchables. Considered to be so lowly as to have no caste.
6. Adivasis
thought to be descendants of the region’s ancient aboriginal inhabitants
An ancient Hindu system for dividing society into hereditary hierarchical classes
Caste system
The subcaste in which a person is born, which largely defines the individual’s experience for a lifetime
The four hierarchically ordered divisions of society in Hindu India underlying the caste system: Brahmins (priests), Kshatriyas (warriors/kings), Vaishyas (merchants/landowners), and Sudras (laborers, artisans)
The practice of concealing women from the eyes of nonfamily men, especially during their reproductive years
A price paid by the family of the bride to the groom formerly a custom practiced only by the rich
Very greatest density population
Ganga- Brahamaputra
Wealthiest city and is a showcase of South Asian economic disparity
Makes very small loans available to poor would-be business owners.
the system in China by which citizens’ permanent residence is registered (household registration)
hukou system
Chinese term for jobless or underemployed people who have left economically depressed rural areas for the cities and move from place to place looking for work
floating population
East Asian landmass
has few flat portions, and most flat land is very dry or very cold. Consequently, the large numbers of people who occupy the region have had to be particularly inventive in creating spaces for agriculture. They have cleared and terraced entire mountain ranges, irrigated drylands with water from melted snow, drained wetlands using elaborate levees and dams, and applied their complex knowledge of horticulture and animal husbandry to help plants and animals flourish in difficult conditions
the ability of a state to consistently supply a sufficient amount of basic food to its entire population
food security
About three-quarters of the food consumed in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan is imported.
China is currently self-sufficient with regard to basic necessities such as rice, but it is highly dependent on imports for other foods.
The region’s most important grain:
The patterns of public and private investment that accompany urbanization had led to rural areas lagging behind urban areas in access to jobs and income, education, and medical care
Spatial disparities
Key point of GIS:
Maps and GIS communicate, organize, and visualize geographic phenomena.
Cognitive (mental) Mapping:
Maps in our heads. Knowledge from our senses and experiences of environments
What does GIS stand for?
Geographic information systems
(for mapping and analysis)
What does GIS do?
Organizes, analyzes and displays geographically referenced information. (text, sound, image, video) Combines layers to analyze geographic processes. Link geography and date. Reference purposes
Thematic Maps:
Helps us to explore questions about why things are where they are
Choropleth maps
Distinctive color or shading applied to areas, usually statistical or administrative areas
spatial distribution
serves as a first approximation in my mind of both the magnitude and direction of flow