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Cards (16)

Section 1

(16 cards)

Natural resources

Front

things found in nature that people can use to meet their needs

Back

Sahara Desert

Front

the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa

Back

Climate

Front

Overall weather in an area over a long period of time

Back

Arable

Front

(of farmland) capable of being farmed productively

Back

Deforestation

Front

The removal of trees faster than forests can replace themselves.

Back

Ganges River

Front

Located in India, this river is considered sacred to Hindus and is used for spiritual cleansing, funeral rites, and other Hindu rituals.

Back

Silt

Front

rich, fertile soil deposited by the flooding of a river

Back

Archipelago

Front

a group of many islands in a large body of water

Back

Ethnocentric

Front

believing in the superiority of one's own ethnic and cultural group, and having a corresponding disdain for all other groups

Back

Terrace farming

Front

a farming system that is in the form of steps going up a mountain

Back

Extinction

Front

complete annihilation, disappearance of a species from all parts of its geographical range

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Migration

Front

the movement of persons from one country or locality to another

Back

Longitude

Front

an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator

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River valley

Front

A valley that is carved out by the river. Often have fertile land, and are the sites for the earliest civilizations.

Back

Desertification

Front

the transformation of arable land into desert either naturally or through human intervention

Back

Latitude

Front

an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

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