1.Geography: Its nature and perspectives
2.Population and migration
3.Cultural patterns and processes
4.Political organization of space
5.Agriculture ,food production and rural land use
6.Industrialization and economic development
7.Cities and urban land use
1.Geography: Its nature and perspectives
特别注重利用地理信息解释spatial relationships and human–environment interaction.
*Anaximander is the first person credited with making a map of Mediterranean at that time.
*Eratosthenes: Performed a remarkably accurate computation of Earth’s circumference 99.5%.“father of geography”。
*EnvironmentalDeterminism: Physical environment dictates the social environment
*Possibilism: Humans have the ability to adjust to the environment
geographic information systems(GIS)， satellite navigation systems (e.g., global positioning system -GPS)，remote sensing, and online mapping and visualization
*Scale：The relationship to a feature’ssize on a map to its actual size on earth.
Fractional Scale - numerical ratio1:24,000
Written Scale - description in words “1inch equals 1 mile”
Graphic Scale- bar line showingdistance
*Mapstypes: reference maps (physical and political maps) and thematic maps (choropleth, dot, graduated symbol, isoline, cartogram)
Reference Maps:Regular mapsshowing cities, boundaries, mountains, or roads
Thematic Maps: Maps highlightinga particular feature or a single variable such as temperature, city, size, oracreage in potatoes (Gives extra information)_population
Isoline Maps: Show lines thatconnect points of equal value .Isolines are on topographic maps
Choropleth Maps: Show the levelof some variable within predefined regions, such as counties, states, orcountries
Dot Maps: Use a dot to representthe occurrence of some phenomenon in order to depict variation in density in agiven area.
Graduated symbol:size of circleconveys number of occurrences of event in an area
Cartogram: A type of thematic mapthat transforms space such that the political unit with the greatest value forsome type of data is represented by the largest relative area
*失真Distortion:shape, distance,relative size, and direction
*Mercatorprojection墨卡托投影：A true conformal cylindrical map projection,方向正确，landmasses at thepoles appear oversized.
Relative location相对：The position of a place relativeto the places around it
Absolute location绝对：The exact position of an objector place, measured within the spatial coordinates of a grid system
*Place:Human Characteristics &Physical Characteristics
*Relocation Diffusion: through physical movement of people from one place to another. Doesnot have to grow in numbers. -AIDS
*Expansion Diffusion: among people from one area to another in a snowballing process.Involves growing numbers.
Hierarchical Diffusion:The spread of afeature or trend from one key person or node of authority or power to otherpeople or places. - grunge music.
Contagious Diffusion:The rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population. -influenza (flu)。
Stimulus Diffusion:The spread of an underlying principle or thought process, even though a specific characteristic is rejected. - Apple computers/Martin Luther King Jr. (he is dead but histhought process still lives on)。
(5)Distribution:threetypes-density, concentration, pattern
*Density:The frequency with which something exists within a given unit of area. 数量
Arithmetic Density: The total number ofpeople divided by the total land area
Physiological Density: The total number ofpeople divided by all arable land (farmland)
Agricultural Density: The totalnumber of farmers (and family) divided by all arable land
*Concentration:The spread of something over a given area (clustered or dispersed)
*Pattern:The geometric or regular arrangement of something in a study area
*Greenwich Mean Time-The time at the prime meridian本初子午线
*Internationa lDate Line-180 degrees from Prime Meridian-24 hours
*Tellingtime from longitude-every 15 degrees.From Prime Meridian going west loose 1hour/15 degrees-east gain 1 hour/15 degrees.
四大人口密集区域：East Asia20%;South Asia20%;Southeast Asia最多;WesternEurope
人口稀少区域：Dry Lands;Wet Lands;Cold lands;High lands
*Populationdensity: arithmetic, physiological, and agricultural
Arithmetic density:The number of peopleliving in a given unit area.
Physiologic density:A ratio of human population to the area of cropland, used in less developed countries dominated by subsistence agriculture.
*Demographic factors that determine population growth and decline are fertility, mortality,and migration.
Fertility: TFR(total fertilityrate)the average number of children a woman will have throughout her childbearing years (15-49)。
Mortality: 分为the infant mortality rate(IMR)and life expectancy.
A.IMR-the annual number of deaths of infants under one year of age, compared with total live births.
B.Life expectancy-the average number of years a newborn infant can expect to live at current mortality levels
*衡量人口增减的指数：Doubling time;Total fertilityrate;Infant mortality rate;Life expectancy
Crude birth rate (CBR)- The total number oflive births in a year for every 1,000 people alive in the society.
Crude death rate (CDR)- total number of deaths in a year for every 1,000 people alive in the society.
Natural increase rate (NIR)-一年人口增长率。 a country’s growth rate excludes migration
Stage 1: Low Growth没有国家处于此阶段
Stage 2: High Growth
Stage 3: Moderate Growth
Stage 4: Low Growth 出现ZPG(零增长TFR=2.1)
*EpidemiologicTransition:Distinctive causes of death in each stage of the demographic transition.
*马尔萨斯理论Malthusian theory1798《An Essay on the Principle ofPopulation》：世界将灭亡由于over population, starvation, and disease.
*Neo-Malthusians:theamount of farmland is decreasing while the population is increasing
Push factor: when people are forced out of an area (Ex: Hurricane Katrinadestroyed many peoples’ houses, so they were forced to move somewhere else.)
Pull factor: when people desireto move into a new location (Ex: Better job openingin a new area, a good place to retire. Usually promises a better situation than the present one.)
A.Economic Push and Pull Factors:
- Pull:People emigrate to places with better job opportunities. They will also emigrate because of better natural resources. Metal and coal deposits might attract miners. A brand new industry or store could attract technicians, scientists, engineers, or otherworkers.
- Push:When a industry goes bankrupt, workers will lose their jobs and might be forced to move to adifferent area because of a job opportunity.
B.Cultural Push and Pull Factors:
-2个主要 push factors are slavery andpolitical instability. Millions of people were captured and shipped to many different countries as prisoners or slaves. (People called refugees are forced to migrate form their countries because of fear of persecution because of their race, nationality, religion, or political opinion.)
-Pull: people migrate for especially the lure of freedom.(People are attracted to democratic countriesthat encourage individual choice in education, career, and a place ofresidence.)
C.Environmental Push and Pull Factors:
-Pull: people are attracted to areas with warm climates, mountainsides, and seasides.
-Push: certain physical conditions cause people to move to different areas like too much or too littlewater in an area can force people to move. Also an area that is storm prone canforce people to migrate.
*国际国内移民International & Internal Migration
①International Migration(2种)- The permanent movement from onecountry to another.非洲到澳洲
A.Voluntary migration- implies that migrant has chosen to move for economic improvements.
B.Forced migration- the migranthas been compelled to move by cultural factors.
(Economic push and pull factorsusually induce voluntary migration. Whereas cultural factors usually compelforced migration)
②Internal Migration(2种)- Permanent movement within aparticular country.-Georgia to California
A.Interregional migration-movement from one region of a country to another.
Rust Belt:The northern industrialstates of the United States, including Ohio,Michigan, and Pennsylvania, inwhich heavy industry was once the dominant economic activity. In the 1960s,1970s, and 1980s, these states lost much of their economic base to economically attractive regions of the United States and to countries where labor wascheaper, leaving old machinery to rust in the moist northern climate(美国北部，重工业衰落失去经济基础)
Sun Belt :U.S. region, mostlycomprised of southeastern and southwestern states,which has grown most dramatically since World War II
B.Intraregional migration-movement within on region
3.Culturalpatterns and processes
*定义：Culture is comprised of the shared practices, technologies, attitudes, and behaviors transmitted by asociety
*特质：Cultural traits are individual elements of culture and include such things as food preferences, architecture,and land use.
*文化扩散：Acculturation, assimilation, and multiculturalism are shaped by the diffusion of culture
Acculturation:The adoption of cultural traits, such as language, by one group under the influence of another
Multicultural:Having to do with many cultures
*PopularCulture: Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics .
起源：经济发达地区， especially in North America,
Western Europe, and Japan.urban\changeable\influenced by media.伴随扩散
*Folk Culture: Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.起源：often have anonymous hearths,originating from anonymous sources, at unknown dates, through unidentified originators.
Language patterns and distributions can berepresented on maps, charts, and language trees
Lingua franca: An extremely simple language that combines aspects of two or more other, more-complex languages usually used for quick and efficient communication.
*Religion:Universalizing Religion (expansion and relocation diffusion) & EthnicReligion (relocation diffusion)
Religious patterns and distributions can be represented on maps and charts
Universalizing Religion: Areligion that attempts to appeal to all people, not just those living in aparticular location: – Christianity, Islam, Buddhism
-Christianity: Origin Israel;2 billion adherents;Known as Christians;Mainly in Western Hemisphere and Europe;Foundation based on the Ten Commandments;Major branches- Catholics(50%)。 Protestants (25%)， Eastern Orthodox (10%)
-Islam: Origin Saudi Arabia;1.3billion adherents;Known as Muslims;Foundation based on the Five Pillars;Majorbranches- Sunnis (83%)， Shiites (16%)， Kurds (1%)
-Buddhism:Origin NEIndia/Nepal;370 million adherents;Known as Buddhists;Mainly in China and SEAsia;Foundation based on the Four Noble Truths;Major branches- Mahayanists(56%)， Theravadistis (38%)， Tantrayanists (8%)
Ethnic Religion: A religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location in whichits adherents are concentrated-Hinduism and Judaism
-Hinduism: Origin India/Pakistan;800 million adherents (3rd largest overall);97% live in India(80% of India’s pop.);Believe in several gods Brahma being the main one;Followthe Caste System ;Believe in Karma and Reincarnation
-Judaism: Origin Israel ;14million adherents;Mainly clustered in Israel and the US ;Also prevent in formerUSSR (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania) ;Have similar roots as Christianityand Islam
Ethnicity:Refers to a group ofpeople who share a common identity
Race:A group of human beings distinguished by physical traits, blood types,genetic code patterns orgenetically inherited characteristics
美国种族分布AfricanAmerican-(13%) Southeast ; Hispanic American-(13%) Southwest ; AsianAmerican-(4%) West ; American Indian (Native American)-(1%) Southwest and Plains States
4.Political organization of space
*Political entities include nations, states, nation-states, stateless nations,multinational states, multistate nations, and autonomous regions
Fragmented State- Malaysia
Elongated State- Chile
Prorupted State- Thailand
Perforated State-South Africasurrounds Lesotho
(2)空间政治模式：boundaries & governance
*Boundaries:Geometric boundaries、Physical boundaries、Ethnographic or cultural boundaries
*Governance: unitary states (centralized government-UK) &federal states-US
*Politicalpower 三个理论 heartland, rimland,and organic theories
Heartland theory:Hypothesis proposed by Halford Mackinder that held that any political power based in theheart of Eurasia could gain enough strength to eventually dominate the world
Rimland theory Nicholas Spykman’stheory that the domination of the coastal fringes of Eurasia would provide thebase for world conquest
Organic theory :The view that states resemble biological organisms with life cycles that include stages of youth, maturity, and old age
*Supranationalism is expressed in the creation of multinational organizations (e.g., UN, NATO,EU, ASEAN, NAFTA)
*Some forces that may lead to devolution of states include physical geography, ethnic separatism, terrorism, economic and social problems, and irredentism
*Devolutionis expressed in the fragmentation of states into autonomous regions (e.g.,Nunavut, Native American reservations)， subnational political–territorial units(e.g., Spain, Belgium, Canada)， or Balkanization (e.g., former Yugoslavia, theCaucasus)
*Centrifugalforces :Forces that break up a state
*Centripetalforces:Forces that tend to unite a state
5.Agriculture ,food production and rural land use
*FertileCrescent- historical region watered by the Nile, Jordan, Euphrates, and TigrisRivers.
*Ethiopia(horn of Africa)-mainly hunters and gatherers.
*NileValley- along the banks of the Nile River in Egypt.
*China-the Great Yellow River (Huang He)
*Southeast Asia- Prior to agriculture, hunting and gathering sufficed to proved food inSoutheast Asia.
*Mesoamerica-the most important Mesoamerican agriculture is maize
*1st:12,000yrs ago, Neolithic era;Fertile Crescent, China, North Africa, Southeast Asia,and Latin America ; Accompanied by a modest population explosion;Domestication- animals (about 40 species today) occurred after people became more sedentary
*2nd:1871-1914 Resulted from the Industrial Revolution- produced new technology that helped with the agricultural progress a lot (Ex. tractor, cotton gin);The development of agricultureled to widespread alteration of the natural environment
*3rd:1960to present ;Aka Green Revolution- benefiting LDC’s by introduction and production of fertilizers and pesticides into LDC’s ;Based on higher yielding strains using genetic engineering
(3)主要农业区域形态Subsistence farming &Commercial farming
*Subsistencefarming:Shifting Cultivation(slash and burnagriculture);Croprotation;Pastoral Nomadism;Intensive Subsistence Agriculture; Intertillage
(4)范杜能模型The Von Thunen Model:1826
The black dot represents a city
1(white)- dairy and market gardening
2(green)- forest for fuel
3(yellow)- grains and field crops
Darkgreen=wilderness where agriculture is not profitable
*Agricultural innovations (e.g., biotechnology, genetically modified organisms, organicfarming, aquaculture) 与环境、文化、健康之间的问题
*环境问题 sustainability, soil degradation,reduction in biodiversity, overgrazing, river and aquifer depletion, animal wastes, and extensive fertilizer and pesticide use
*女性角色的转变food gathering, farming, managingagribusiness
6.Industrialization and economic development
The Industrial Revolution-Started in the north of the UK around 1750
(2)Alfred Weber’s model韦伯模型
describe the optimal location ofa manufacturing establishment in relation to the costs of transport and labor,and the relative advantages of agglomeration or deglomeration.
*The northeastern portion of the United Statesand the southeastern portion of Canada
(New England,The Middle Atlantic,The Eastern Great Lakes,The Western Great Lakes,The South)
*Western Russia and the Ukraine
*Centraland Western Europe(GreatBritain,Germany,France,Ireland)
*East Asia, including China and Japan
Human Development Index (HDI)
Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI)
Economic Data Indicators：Gross national product (GNP) and gross domestic product (GDP) ;Economic Sectors (primary,secondary,tertiary);Expendable Income;Technology;Raw Materials
Demographic Statistics:Gender balance
1)Wallerstein’s WorldSystems Theory
2)The Core-Periphery Model
3)Rostow’s Stages of Economic Growth：5个阶段in the 1950’s
① The traditional society: thecountry has not yet started process of development
② The preconditions for takeoff: the country initiates innovative economic activities
③ The take off:there is rapid growth in economic activities ④The drive to maturity: moderntechnology diffuses
⑤ The age of mass consumption: the economy shifts toconsumer goods
*发展目标 Millennium Development Goals
7.Citiesand urban land use
*Hierarchyby size：Unincorporated areas、Hamlets、Villages、Towns、Cities、Metropolises
*Hierarchyby influence：world cities
①The sail-wagon period-1790~1830
②The iron-horse period-1830~1870
③The steel-rail period-1870~1920
④The auto-air-amenity period-1920~1960
*Christaller’s central place theory包含两个概念
Threshold- the minimum market
Range- the maximum distance(the amount of distance a person is willing to drive to the threshold)
*The gravity model
*Burgess concentric-zone model
*Hoyt sector model
*Harris–Ullman multiple-nuclei model:
*The galactic city model