Some Geography Terms to Test Yourself With
by marie on 22 Mar 2005 04:30 am
Feel free to copy, paste, and print to test yourself:
Human Resources — Anything that involves human participation or has been invented or produced by people.
Natural resources — anything that is produced independantly of human intervention that is produced through natural resources.
Renewable resources — resources which can be used continually, are sustainable, and cause minimal environmental pollution (e..g wind, water).
Non-renewable resources — fossil fuels. They are finite, as their exploitation can lead to exhaustion. Cheap to use but are major pollutants (e.g. coal).
Renewable resources if managed — resources that are generally continuous but if overused can lead to exhaustion of supplies (e.g. Wood)
Environmental resources — natural (physical) resources. Renewable and non-renewable resources.
Political resources — includes things like political leader, governments, global laws and rules, national laws and rules.
Technological resources — includes machinery, IT, and any product that has been made by humans that can help to produce a product.
Cultural resources — people’s beliefs and work approach/ ethics.
Economic resources — resources that include money, industry, and people.
Reserves — resources that are considered exploitable under current economic and technological conditions.
Stocks — the amount of resource in all its forms that van be obtained by man.
Carrying capacity — the number of organisms an area can support on a given resources base.
Over-populated — number of people exceeds available resources.
Optimum population — the number of people is equal to number of resources.
Under-populated — the number of people is less than the number of available resources.
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