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Brazil- Chapter 12&13

vocabulary for chapters 12 and 13
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escarpment
a steep cliff between two level areas at different heights
sertão
interior plateau
favelas
large slums around Brazilian cities
plantations
large commercial farms
gasohol
a mix of gasoline and ethanol
deforestation
permanent removal of woodland, threatens vast number of plants and animal species
ecotourism
tourism that encourages environmental awareness and has little effect on the ecosystem
mulattoes
people of mixed African and other ancestry
bauxite
a mineral used in making aluminum
llanos
tropical grassland, or savanna
cordilleras
parallel mountain ranges
altiplano
high plains- peru and bolivia
paramos
high plains- ecuador
selva
cold dry mountains, and steamy lowlands
timber line
boundary above which continuous forest vegetation cannot grow
estuary
a broad river mouth formed where a flooded river valley meets the sea
piedmont
foothills region
pampas
temperate grasslands that stretch for miles
gauchos
cowboys who herded cattle