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The study of physical characteristics of earth and the distribution and effects of life on earth, especially that of humans.

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Vibration of the Earth's crust that occurs following an earthquake, and results from minor adjustments of rocks along a fault-line after the main rupture. Aftershocks may continue ...

age-sex pyramid

Geography; Human geography

A frequency distribution or histogram of the population of a specific area, constructed in 1-, 5- or 10-year age groups, with males on one side, females on the other. This usually ...


Geography; Human geography

In economic geography, agglomeration refers to the clustering of activities and people at nodal points, as for example in towns and cities. This clustering is prompted by ...

agglomeration economies

Geography; Human geography

The potential savings to be made by a firm as a result of locating within an agglomeration. These savings occur because: (i) the firm is able to share with others in the ...


Geography; Human geography

A term used loosely to describe the building up of sediment by rivers and wave action, hence an aggraded river valley, and aggraded beach profile. More strictly, the term refers ...


Geography; Human geography

A large-scale farming system run on business lines by a relatively small number of companies, most of them TNCS. Besides farming, business interests extend 'upstream' to include ...

agricultural geography

Geography; Human geography

The description and explanation of spatial variations in the character and productivity of agriculture. In terms of description, land use is the most conspicuous aspect of that ...