Unit 5: Cultural Geography Of Europe Must Know Terms

island – a piece of land with water on all sides of it
Counter urbanisation – When people move from urban areas to the rural districts
Time zone – when you go west, you go an hour back, but when you go forward you go an hour ahead.
Plain – a flat portion of land with few trees
Chesapeake Bay facts – Provided safe harbor, source food
You are going to France – Tu vas en France.
Franco Prussian War – This war lasted from 1870-71. In the war the Palace of Versailles was captured and Wilhelm I was named Kaiser. This empire was called the Second Reich.Under the Treaty of Frankfurt, France was forced to surrender Alsace and Lorraine to Germany, pay $1 billion and allow Germany to occupy French fortresses until the money was paid. Major reason for WW1.
Sustainable – Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
erosion – when wind, ice and water wear down the rock
Time zone – when you go west, you go an hour back, but when you go forward you go an hour ahead.
food web – diagram, beginning with a producer or producers, that shows what organisms eat
UTM – Universal Transverse Mercator
sense of place – feelings evoked among people as a result of the experiences and memories that they associate with a place, and to the symbolism that they attach to it
Fast-Breeder Reactor – A nuclear reactor in which the chain reaction is maintained by fast neutrons. It is capable of producing more fissionable material than it consumes
prime meridian – This line is designated as the zero-degree that divides the earth from eastern to western hemisphere.
Desert – A place where it is extremely hot or cold and very dry
What is a harbor? – a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
(image from http://www.michigan.gov/)

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