Essays Human Mosaic

The Human Mosaic 16-23

Nature-Culture Complex relationship between people and the physical environment Cultural Ecology The study of the relationships between the physical environment and culture Environmental Determinism Belief that cultures are directly, or indirectly, shaped by the physical environment Possibilism Belief that humans, rather than the physical environment, are the primary active force; that any environment offers a number of different possible ways for a culture to develop, and that the choices among these possibilities are guided by cultural heritage Environmental Perception Belief that culture depends more on what the people perceive the…

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Essays Human Mosaic

Human Mosaic Chapter 8-9

45 about __________ percent of the world’s working population is employed in agriculture 2 in the United States the number of people involved in farming is less than __________ percent land-rotation system the agricultural practice of shifting cultivation is essentially terraced paddy fields the hallmark of paddy rice farming is double-cropping planting and harvesting the same land two or three times a year is known as chemical fertilizers the “green revolution” involved the introduction of South America llamas and alpacas serve as traditional beasts of burden in wheat traditional Mediterranean…

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Essays Human Mosaic

Chapter 3: Fundamentals of the Human Mosaic

population geography study of the spatial and ecological aspects of population (distribution, density, fertility, gender, health, age, mortality, and migration) geodemography another way to say population geography population density measurement of the population per unit area formal demographic regions demographic regions based on the single trait of population density carrying capacity maximum number of people that can be supported in a given area birthrate annual number of births per thousand population total fertility rate number of children the average women will bear during her reproductive lifetime zero population when the…

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