Lecture Notes for GEOG 202 - INTRO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY with Eney at Maryland (UMD)

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Material Type:Review Sheet
University:University of Maryland
Term:Spring 2008
  • Place Theory
  • Desiccation
  • In/on/at a Place
  • Desertification
  • Relative Size
  • Central Place Theory
  • Systematic Study
  • Domestication
  • Economic Activity
  • Agriculture
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G E O G 2 0 2 Cultural Geography FINAL REVIEW Essay Question (Pick 2 of 3): 1. Briefly describe central-place theory as originally put forward by Walter Christaller. He attempted to develop a model that would show you how and where central places in the urban hierarchy (hamlets, villages, towns, and cities) would be functionally and spatially distributed. Furthermore, he stated that the surface of an ideal region would also be flat and have no physical barriers. He assumed an even distribution of population and purchasing power and additionally permitted direct travel from one settlement to another. Finally, he made an assumption that a constant maximum distance or range for the sale of any good or service produced in a town would prevail in all directions from that urban center as well. He wanted to compare the calculation of the nature of central place system compared to the model of real world situations and attempted to explain variations or exceptions to this scenario. 2. Draw the age vs. sex pyramid of...

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