Flashcards - Human Societies & the Environment

Flashcards - Human Societies & the Environment
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cotton gin
A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, allowing for much greater productivity than manual cotton separation
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irrigation
Irrigation is the method in which water is supplied to plants at regular intervals for agriculture
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agriculture
Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants and fungi for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life
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tariffs
A tariff is a tax on imports or exports
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tariffs
A tariff is a tax on imports or exports
agriculture
Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants and fungi for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life
irrigation
Irrigation is the method in which water is supplied to plants at regular intervals for agriculture
cotton gin
A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, allowing for much greater productivity than manual cotton separation
Habitat fragmentation
Habitat fragmentation describes the emergence of discontinuities in an organism's preferred environment , causing population fragmentation and ecosystem decay
geopolitics
Geopolitics is the study of the effects of geography on international politics and international relations
The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840
Human environmental impact
Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes impacts on biophysical environments, biodiversity, and other resources
keystone populations
A keystone species is a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to its abundance

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