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World Population - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this short chapter to learn about the world's sparsely and densely populated areas. You'll discover some of the geographical, economic and political factors affecting a region's population size before taking a closer look at how features like high elevation and the limited availability of natural resources characterize some of the more sparsely populated regions of the globe. Wrap up your study of this topic with a lesson explaining the differences between arithmetic, physiological and agricultural measurements of density. Topics of discussion include:
- Population density measurements
- Factors affecting population density
- Characteristic of sparsely populated areas
This chapter's resources make it easy to learn world population basics. Each illustrated video lesson is taught by an experienced instructor and includes tags that allow you to skip ahead or go back to the topics you want to review. You can also access transcripts if you prefer a written format or take the self-checking lesson quizzes and chapter test as many times as you need to develop a thorough understanding of world population terms and topics.
1. Population Density Around the World
This lesson will explain the concept of population density. In doing this, it will discuss sparsely versus densely populated areas. It will also identify the primary and secondary population clusters of the world.
2. Sparsely Populated World Regions
This lesson will explain the reasons for a sparse population distribution. In doing so, it will highlight the factors of relief, natural resources, climate, and political and economic stability. It will also give examples of sparsely populated areas.
3. What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements
This lesson will seek to explain the concept of population density. It will focus on three specific measurements of density. They are arithmetic, physiological, and agricultural density.
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