The study of the physical features of earth and its atmosphere. The spatial organization and distribution of human activities. The complex interrelationships between people and the natural and human-made environment in which they live. A large territory that encompasses many places. All or most share similar attributes in comparison with the attributes of places elsewhere. The unique characteristics of a given location. Specific geographic setting with distinctive physical, social, and cultural attributes. Increasing interconnectedness of different parts of the world. This is through: economic, environmental, political and cultural change. A set of elements linked together so that changes in one element often result in changes in another. One country depends on another country for something and that country may depend on another country (exporting & importing). Land, oceans, atmospheres, polar regions, life, the planet"s natural cycles and deep earth processes. The process through which distinctive areas come into being. Describes how, when and, why new regions emerge.