Ch 16 - Physical Geography of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia

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silt

small particles of rich soil

alluvial plain

area built up by rich fertile soil left by river floods

phosphate

chemical salt used to make fertilizer

poaching

illegal fishing or hunting

refinery

facility that turns petroleum into gasoline and other products

wadi

dry riverbed that fills with water when rare rains fall in a desert

erg

large areas of soft sands and dunes in the Sahara

oasis

fertile area that rises in a desert wherever water is regularly available

dry farming

agriculture that conserves water and uses crops and growing methods suited to semiarid environments

rationing

making a resource available in limited amounts

desalinization

process of treating seawater to remove salts and minerals and make it drinkable

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