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  • Alexander the Great [r]: King of Macedon who conquered the Persian Empire in the late 4th century BCE. [e]
  • Ancient Greece [r]: The loose collection of Greek-speaking city-states centered on the Aegean Sea which flourished from the end of the Mycenaean age to the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BC. [e]
  • Arab [r]: People who identify with or recognise heritage from areas of the Middle East and North Africa on linguistic, cultural, ethnic or religious grounds. [e]
  • Atmosphere [r]: The layers of gas surrounding stars and planets. [e]
  • Augustus [r]: Founder of the Roman Empire; first emperor. [e]
  • Environmental determinism [r]: The doctrine that human activities are controlled by the environment. [e]
  • Geographic information system [r]: Utility to handle spatial data that incorporates encoding, management, analysis and output. [e]
  • Geography [r]: Study of the surface of the Earth and the activities of humanity upon it. [e]
  • Herodotus [r]: (c. 484 BC - c. 430 BC) Greek historian, author of the Histories (historiai, 'inquiries'), called 'The Father of History,' as he was among the first to approach the reporting of history in a logical and skeptical way. [e]
  • Human geography [r]: The branch of geography that focuses on the systematic study of patterns and processes that shape human interaction with the environment. [e]
  • Ibn Khaldun [r]: (1332 - 1406) An Arab writer from North Africa noted for his philosophy of history, whose works were rediscovered in the 19th century and translated into western languages. [e]
  • Immanuel Kant [r]: (1724–1804) German idealist and Enlightenment philosopher who tried to transcend empiricism and rationalism in the Critique of Pure Reason. [e]
  • Paris [r]: Capital of France, population about 2,200,000. [e]
  • Postmodernism [r]: A broad collection of critical theories, political attitudes and literary and artistic practices that react to what postmodernists feel to be a modernist culture - one defined by belief in scientific knowledge, moral authority, historical progress and a foundationalist view of language and the self. [e]
  • Ptolemy [r]: (2nd century AD) Egyptian astronomer and geographer whose main work, the Almagest, a compendium of contemporary astronomical knowledge, was in use into the 15th century. [e]
  • Sputnik [r]: Series of robotic spacecraft missions launched by the Soviet Union, the first of these, Sputnik 1, launched the first human-made object to orbit the Earth, which took place on 4 October 1957. [e]