A Modern Dictionary of Geography by John Small, Simon Ross, Michael Witherick

By John Small, Simon Ross, Michael Witherick

Small & Witherick's hugely profitable dictionary has already, in its first 3 variants, proved its worth as a finished advisor to the foremost rules, techniques, and terminology of up to date geography. This new, available variation displays advancements within the self-discipline in view that 1995. masking either human and actual geography, this dictionary is a necessary reference for undergraduate geography scholars.

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Carnivores represent the third TROPHIC LEVEL in a FOOD CHAIN. carrying capacity The maximum number of 'users' that can be supported by a given RESOURCE or set of resources. For example, the greatest number of livestock that can be adequately fed on the output of a given area of pasture, the amount of plant life sustained in an ECOSYSTEM, the visitor capacity of a recreational area, or the number of vehicles that can move along a road without undue impedance. [fLOGISTIC CURVE] cartel A group of FIRMS entering into an agreement that involves setting mutually acceptable prices for their products, as well as OUTPUT and investment QUOTAS.

In most parks, the creation of a pleasant working environment has been an important objective. Cf RETAIL PARK, SCIENCE PARK, TRADING ESTATE. butte A steep-sided, flat-topped, isolated hill (less extensive than a MESA) which has become separated from an adjacent PLATEAU by stream EROSION, and has subsequently been reduced by slope retreat. Buttes are typical of horizontal or near-horizontal sedimentary structures, with a hard layer of rock acting as a CAP-ROCK. The slope profiles of buttes are often irregular, but commonly have an upper FREE FACE (associated with the cap-rock) and lower rectilinear segments often comprising TALUS accumulations or less resistant rocks.

If two central places are of the same size or status, theory states that the breaking-point will be exactly halfway between them. If, however, they are not of equal size or status, the larger or more important will probably exert a greater attraction to customers in the intervening area than the other, and the breakingpoint will therefore be nearer the latter. To find the exact position of the boundary, the following formula is applied: distance of breaking-point from A where PA and PB are the populations or CENTRALITY values of the two settlements in question.

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