Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)

Chapter 8: Livelihood and Economy: Primary Activities

Objectives for Chapter 8

After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to:

1. Define and give examples of the five categories of economic activity.

2. Define agriculture.

3. Explain and give examples of intensive, extensive, and urban subsistence farming.

4. Explain what is meant by the Green Revolution and discuss its successes and failures.

5. Explain von Thunen's model.

6. Differentiate between intensive and extensive commercial agriculture using specific examples.

7. Define plantation and give modern examples.

8. Define natural resources and differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources.

9. Discuss the state of the world's fishing and forestry industries.

10. Compare and contrast metallic and nonmetallic mineral extraction.

11. Discuss the challenges of trade in primary products.
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