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Ch 16 - Physical Geography of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia

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silt
small particles of rich soil
alluvial plain
area built up by rich fertile soil left by river floods
phosphate
chemical salt used to make fertilizer
poaching
illegal fishing or hunting
refinery
facility that turns petroleum into gasoline and other products
wadi
dry riverbed that fills with water when rare rains fall in a desert
erg
large areas of soft sands and dunes in the Sahara
oasis
fertile area that rises in a desert wherever water is regularly available
dry farming
agriculture that conserves water and uses crops and growing methods suited to semiarid environments
rationing
making a resource available in limited amounts
desalinization
process of treating seawater to remove salts and minerals and make it drinkable