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Geography Ch 18
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the holiest city of Islam to which many Muslims make a pilgrimage
a religious journey Muslims are expected to complete at least once
a "north" wind that blows sand and dust during mid winter and early summer
a system in which an employer sponsors a migrant worker by paying his or her expenses
a branch of Islam that regards the first four successors of Muhammed as his rightful successors
a plant chewed as a mild stimulant and on which much groundwater is wasted
a branch of Islam that regards Muhammad's son and the imams as rightful successors
a brief but dangerously hot "poison" wind
the central, desert portion of the Arabian shield
the law of Islam which governs every aspect of a Muslim's' life
push and pull factors refer to the reasons people leave and are drawn to the Arabian Peninsula
The Red Sea is an important source because it contains an unusually hardy coral reef
Amnesty International and other human rights organizations are pressuring governments to crack down on human rights abuses against immigrants
Nomadic bedouin tribes moved from place to place because they needed to move their herds from one desert oasis to another
Most countries in the Arabian Peninsula have drawn too heavily from aquifers and wasted the freshwater with poor irrigation methods
The desalination industry produces the most soil, air and water pollution in the region.
To reduce the environmental impact of agriculture, countries in the region are buying farmland overseas and building greenhouse at home.
The actions of insurgents, al-Queda militants adn pirates threaten the stability of the region.
Countries along the Persian Gulf coast are among the most desertified on the Arabian Peninsula
The Arabian Shield has volcanic mountains and an escarpment along the west coast.
ESSAY: the role of the United States protecting the transportation routes through the Straight of Hormus in the Persian Gulf region.
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