geography test 2 foundations of geography test 2

Term Definition
geographer a social scientist trained to study the earth and the ways people interact with it
human characteristic the characteristics of a place that are created by human
political scientist a social scientist trained to study government and citizenship
relative location where a place is located in relation to another place
pull factor an advantage that attracts people to a place
anthropologist a social scientist trained to study the cultural development of humans
five themes of geography an organizing framework for geographic inquiry
economist a social scientist trained to study the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services
push factor a problem that results in people moving away from a place
historian a social scientist trained to study and write about the past
natural characteristics the characteristic of a place that occur naturally
sociologist a social scientist trained to study human societies and how humans organize into groups
absolute location the precise point where a place is located on earth
map scale this shows how the distance on a map compares to the actual distance on the earth

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