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A-tents

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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Raised rock slabs or plates of varying thickness, mostly resulting from the buckling of laminae, plates, and slabs. These forms are generally cracked by tectonic activity, although ... More
abiotic

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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Not living, non-biological, usually describing factors in an ecosystem: atmospheric gases, humidity, salinity, soil mineral particles, water, and so on. An ...

ablation

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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Loss of snow and ice from a glacier by *sublimation, melting, and evaporation; and from the *calving of icebergs, and avalanches. In temperate and subpolar regions melting is the major ... More
Abler, Ronald F.

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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An influential American human geographer who co-authored a pioneering text on the *spatial science approach (Spatial Organization: The Geographer’s View of the World...

aboriginal

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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The first or earliest known inhabitants of a *place or *region. Aboriginals are often called *indigenous people...

aborigine

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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A member of an indigenous people existing in a land before invasion or colonization from outside. For Canadian aboriginal peoples, see ...

abrasion

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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Also known as corrasion, this is the grinding away of bedrock by fragments of rock which may be incorporated in ice (...

absolute humidity

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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The density of the water vapour present in a mixture of air and water vapour. Cold air cannot contain as much water vapour as warm air, so has a lower absolute humidity than warm air. Low ... More
absolute plate motion

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The movement of a crustal plate in relation to a fixed point, such as a hot spot, or latitude and longitude....

abstraction

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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The act or process of isolating a phenomenon and removing it from its real context of existence. It has a mental and a material aspect. The former involves carving the world up into ... More

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