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Unformatted text preview: WORLD LATITUDE ZONES P ic tu r e 3 Low latitudes Mid latitudes High latitudes GLOBAL TEMPERATURES GLOBAL RAINFALL ENVIRONMENTAL TYPES AND LIVELIHOOD PATTERNS Terms B, Map2 Two examples: 1.Shifting cultivation (slash/burn) 2.Tasmania: a hunter-gatherer society Read website references 1. SHIFTING CULTIVATION (SLASH/BURN) Livelihood type in which land is cultivated temporarily and then abandoned (when the soil loses fertility). It is practiced in tropical rain forest and broadleaf evergreen forest. SLASH AND BURN: Cutting and burning of forests to create fields for agriculture or pasture for livestock The burning of trees and vegetation enriches the poor rain forest soil enough to permit agriculture for some years, after which the plot must be abandoned and left. Shifting cultivation (slash/burn) in the Amazon rain forest The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course GEOG 102 taught by Professor Browning during the Spring '06 term at University of Delaware.

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