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Chapter 16 & 17 World Geo
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What is the biggest factor that limits agriculture in the Eastern Mediterranean?
lack of water, due to the dry climate and limited river systems
Two deserts of the Eastern Mediterranean include
Negev and Syrian.
An interesting feature of the highly salty waters of the Dead Sea is that bathers can
float without swimming.
Islamic house of worship
a political party holding to Islamic beliefs
a person believed to be a divine messenger, such as Abraham
a paramilitary group determined to eliminate Israel
Due to the drier, more desert-like conditions to the east, the highest population centers of the Eastern Mediterranean are located in/along
The economy of ________ is the most highly diversified among the nations of the subregion.
The biggest factor contributing to the varied levels of economic development across the Eastern Mediterranean subregion is the
uneven distribution of natural resources, such as oil and natural gas.
How have the nations of the subregion utilized their respective cultural histories to boost their local economies?
by promoting tourism
What do overfishing, invasive species, climate change, and agricultural pollution all have in common?
They are examples of how human activity impacts the Eastern Mediterranean marine ecosystem.
The prized ________ of Lebanon have been the target of an international campaign to protect them from destruction, but few remain today.
The Jordanian government is actively seeking to improve its management of natural resources by educating people about the country's severe ________ problem.
Movement of plates along faults, such as the North Anatolian Fault, has produced ________ in the Northeast.
Due to Turkey's dry climate and mild temperatures, ________ dominate the interior areas.
Turkey's valuable ________ are found in the valleys, deltas, and basins of the lowland areas.
The ________ serves as an important transportation link between Iran and other Asian countries.
A system of writing based on cuneiform was developed by the
Sumerian architecture included ________, which were large, pyramid-shaped temples constructed of mud bricks.
The ________ are an ethnic group that has lived in the Northeast for thousands of years but still have no country of their own.
The major economic resources in the Northeast are oil and
Supporters of GAP state that ________ is a relatively clean way to address rising energy needs.
Environmentalists have placed a heavy emphasis on reducing Turkey's historical dependence on ________, which is highly polluting.
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