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Title: Latin America:


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Latin America Land of Extremes
  • World Geography Minich

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Mexico
  • Sierra Madre
  • Oriental, Occidental, Del Sur
  • Central Plateau
  • Lake Tenochtitlan
  • Yucatan Peninsula
  • Plain
  • Climate Zones (Elevation)
  • Tierra Caliente
  • Tierra Templada
  • Tierra Fria

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Central America Mainland
  • Isthmus of Panama
  • Panama Canal
  • Few Navigable Rivers
  • Lake Nicaragua

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Central America Caribbean
  • Greater Antilles
  • Hispaniola
  • Volcanic
  • Lesser Antilles
  • Bahaman Islands
  • Cayz- coral islands

Greater Antilles
Lesser Antilles
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South American Physical Geography
  • Western Mountains
  • Andes Mountains
  • Eastern Highlands
  • Guiana Highlands
  • Mt. Roraima
  • Orinoco River
  • Angel Falls
  • Brazilian Highlands
  • Low Plains
  • Llanos
  • Gran Chaco and Pampas
  • Patagonia
  • Atacama Desert

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  • Atacama Desert
  • Driest place on earth
  • Rainfall lt1mm/year
  • 50x more arid than Death Valley

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Amazon River
  • 2nd longest in world 4,000 miles
  • 1,000 tributaries
  • 7 tributaries are 1,000 miles long 1 2,000
    mi.
  • 1/5 of all flowing water on Earth
  • Largest drainage basin 2,669,000 mi2 (MS 1.2
    mi2)
  • Discharges 6,180,000 ft3 of water per second
  • 10x more than the Mississippi, 56x more than the
    Nile
  • Mixes with ocean water 200 miles out

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South America Physical Geography
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Amazon Basin
  • Slash and burn
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • 40,000 plant species

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Rio de la Plata
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