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2.3 AND 2.4 VOCABULARY
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a general description of the average temperature and rainfall conditions of a region over the course of a year.
temperate deciduous forest biome
temperate zone, found where annual precipitation is 30-80 inches
grassland and prairie biomes
found where annual precipitation is 10-60 inches
less than 10 in of rainfall per year
tropical rain forest
biome near the equator with warm temperatures, wet weather, and lush plant growth
coniferous forest biome
seasonal, winters long and cold, precipitation light in winter, heavier in summer, soils acidic, much humus and litter; coniferous trees, some deciduous trees (birch, maple), poor understory; large herbivores, important nesting area for neotropical birds; northern regions and high elevations
the ground of arctic regions that remains permanently frozen. defines tundra, since only small herbaceous plants can be sustained on the thin later of soil that thaws each summer.
arctic grasslands north of the taiga. very few plants and animals exist here; permanent snow and ice cover
the culture of the earliest fully modern humans who invaded europe 40,000 years ago.
the development of agriculture begun by human societies around 12,000 years ago, leading to more permanent settlement and population increases.
during the 19th century, the development of manufacturing processes using fossil fuels and based on applications of scientific knowledge.
the entire system that humans have created for their own support, consisting of agriculture, industry, transportation, communications networks, etc.
in the view of some, a coming change in the adaptation of humans to the rising deterioration of the environment. the environmental revolution will purportedly bring about sustainable interactions with the environment.
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