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LATIN AMERICA

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LATIN AMERICA

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  1. LATIN AMERICA PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

  2. *PANAMA CANAL • CONNECTS ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS • 48 MILES LONG • STARTED 1881, COMPLETED 1914 • FRENCH FAILED • U.S. SUCCEEDED • 1999 GIVEN BY TREATY TO PANAMA

  3. *LOCK = WATER STAIRS

  4. *AMAZON RIVER • LARGEST RIVER IN THE WORLD • 2ND LONGEST RIVER IN THE WORLD • NAVIGABLE 1,000 MILES INLAND

  5. AMAZON RAINFOREST

  6. AMAZON DRAINAGE BASINAMAZON RIVER BASIN*DRAINAGE BASIN AREA DRAINED BY A RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES

  7. *ANDES MOUNTAINSYOUNG, TALL, AND SHARP LIKE THE AMERICAN ROCKIES

  8. *EARTHQUAKEWESTERN SOUTH AMERICA = SUBDUCTION ZONE(PACIFIC RING OF FIRE)

  9. ATACAMA DESERT

  10. *EL NINOSOUTHEAST PACIFIC WARMER THAN USUAL *LA NINA EASTERN PACIFIC COOLER THAN USUAL

  11. *SHIFTING CULTIVATION • LAND CLEARED • CROPS GROWN • SOIL DEPLETED • MOVE • LAND CLEARED • CROPS GROWN • SOIL DEPLETED • MOVE

  12. SLASH AND BURN

  13. *DEFORESTATION • DESTRUCTION OF FOREST

  14. *TERRACE FARMING • FLAT, STAIR-STEP FIELDS ON A SLOPE • PREVENTS EROSION

  15. *PAMPAS • WIDE FERTILE GRASSLANDS IN SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA