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Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 The Caribbean 3 parts -Caribbean...

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Chapter 5 The Caribbean 3 parts -Caribbean Islands -Belize (Central America) -Guianas (South America) -Guyana (British) -Suriname (Dutch) -(French Guiana) -Isolated Proximity -isolated because of water, but still near other countries (90 miles from Cuba) -Worldview dominated by outlook on Caribbean Sea -Greater Antilles: 4 largest islands 1. Cuba 2. Hispaniola -Haiti (west) -Dominican Republic (east) 3. Puerto Rico 4. Jamaica -Lesser Antilles -Rimlands (Belize and Guianas) Environmental Issues -Deforestation several hundred years ago +sugar cane plantations +lumber for ships -Deforestation today +wood used for fuel for cooking by most Haitians +controversial logging (and mining) in Guiana’s interior Climate -Close to Equator -Tropic of Cancer- Barely in northern hemisphere -seasonal rainfall -Hurricanes- every season, coming from West Coast of Africa Natural Disasters 1. Hurricanes 2. Flooding (with/without hurricanes) 3. Tectonic Activity -volcanoes
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-tsunamis -earthquakes Montserrot -small island in lesser Antilles
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