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The physical character and distribution of natural resources on the face of the earth.

The fundamental differences between land and ocean, latitudinal differences in insulation, spatial variations in receipts of precipitation, and patterns of geological composition, and deformation of the earth's crust together provide the basis for distinguishing definite geographical patterns of resource availability through out the world.

This entry is located in the following units: geo-, ge- + (page 11) grapho-, graph-, -graph, -graphy, -grapher, -graphia (page 37)