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Land Hoarding

 The act by which property developers buy up land but do not build on it immediately, instead waiting for the price of the land to rise and ensuring a higher profit upon sale.
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Natural Change

The birth rate minus the death rate of a population.
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Core Region

An area at the heart of economic activity, where innovation, technology and employment are at a high level.
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Nucleated Settlement

A settlement that has historically formed around a single central point such as a market square or a river crossing point.
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Scramble for Africa

The period between 1880-1900 characterised by the rapid invasion, occupation and colonisation of the African continent by European powers.
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Glacial Retreat

Net loss of ice from a glacier as a result of ablation exceeding accumulation.
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Development Gap

The widening difference in levels of development between the world's richest and poorest people.
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 The downward and sideways movement of one tectonic plate under another and into the mantle.
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Hydraulic Action

The sheer erosive force of water within a stream or river.
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Grid Square

The squares of a map denoted by a grid formed by a series of numbered horizontal (Northing) and vertical (Easting) lines
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