Exploring Our World Glencoe North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia chapter16 Physical Geography of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia
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small particles of rich soil
an area of fertile soil left by river floods
this rock is created when layers of material are hardened by the intense weight of more materials piled above
mineral salts to make fertilizer
illegal fishing or hunting
the facilities that turn petroleum into gasoline and other products, also pollute the air
large areas of soft sands
this is where the land is fertile as a result of water from a spring or well
dry, treeless, but grassy plains
moving across areas to find food and water for their herds
a method in which land is left unplanted every few years so that it can store moisture
underground rock layers through which water flows
this means that a resource is made available to people in only limited amounts
this process treats seawater to remove salts and minerals and make it drinkable
where did rain shadow areas form deserts?
what separated africa and europe?
which resource are the people having the most trouble managing?
people who moved to find food
separates europe from asia, links med sea and black sea
narrow pass between mountains in Hindu Kush
a ship canal in northeastern Egypt linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea
relied on Nile's yearly flooding for silt
desert in central asia
mountain range in Central Asia
Aswan High Dam
dam in Egypt on Upper Nile River
a broad strip of low, flat land that stretches from the ocean to higher land farther inland
Oil-rich kingdom bordering Iraq to the south
Rub al Khali
large, sandy desert also named the Empty Quarter. it is located in the southeastern part of Saudi Arabia
oil rich countries in southwest asia
who uses desalinization
what covers 20% of the Sahara?
built dams that redirected water from iraq and syria
how did turkey cause problems for iraq and syria?
which region has enough rainfall to support farming and large populations?
which region is nearly covered by deserts?
which physical feature covers most of North Africa?
what is left behind when irrigation water evaporates quickly?
what does libya use to get water?
what helps land to become more fertile?
Caspian Sea and Aral Sea
which seas have been damaged by poaching and irrigation projects?
this structure waters dry land areas in north africa
what is a shadow and where is it mainly used?
Aswan High Dam blocks flow of silt down the Nile
how come farmers in the Nile valley have to use expensive fertilizer?
which country has a high amount of lumber?
where is the Alluvial Plain located?