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Unit 3—Resources and Food, 2/20 - 3/4 Unit 4—Population 3/6-3/11 Unit 5—Economic Geography 3/11-25

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University Of Connecticut
Geog 1000 - Introduction to Geography
Introduction to Geography Documents

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GEOG 1000 1st Edition Exam 2 Study Guide Units 3 5 Unit 3 2 20 3 4 Resources and Food Extractions humans extract what they need food metals minerals Division of labor unique to humans Environmental Determinism the environment in which a society lives determines its trajectory Possibilism the environment sets constraints for development but human culture sets the final course Uneven Spatial Development economic social and political outcomes are unevenly distributed Jared Diamond author of Guns Germs and Steel Environmental determinist Argued that history can be boiled down to geographical preconditions for food production and technological development not because of any superiority between civilizations Resources Natural resource anything created through a natural process that is beneficial to humans Most important food Proved reserve portion of natural resources that has been found and can economically be developed 3 Elements of Society 1 Cultural values that influence the decision that the resource is desirable and acceptable to use 2 Level of technology must be sufficient to enable use of the resource 3 Economic system determines if a resource is affordable and accessible i e a proved resource View of resources can change over time If resources become scarce or increase in waste 1 New technologies permit the substitution of new materials 2 New technologies permit a more efficient use of resources 3 New technologies permit the recycling of material that was once considered waste Renewable resource nature can regenerate as fast as the resources are used by humans Perpetual resources renewable come from a source that is virtually inexhaustible and indestructible Example wind solar tidal geothermal energy Potentially renewable resources that can regenerate in a short time span but humans can also destroy Example forests Nonrenewable resource cannot regenerate within the time period that they are consumed Mineral resources derived from the lithosphere Nonmetallic stone

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