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Unformatted text preview: Omsk & Novosibirsk--Trans-Siberian Railroad 5. East Siberian Highlands (Central Siberian Plateau or Uplands) Between the Yenisey and Lena Rivers Sparsely settled Remote Permafrost Extremely long & cold winters; short summers Some minerals: nickel, copper, platinum 6. Yakutsk Basin Mountains with high relief surround the basin 7. Eastern Highlands Volcanic mountains Lake Baikal--5,000ft deep Mt Kluchevskaya--15,000ft North is most inhospitable zone South is less severe Lumbering; fur trade; gold, diamonds Newest Resource: Solid Gas: frozen fossil fuel 8. Central Asiatic Ranges Tashkent west to Lake Baikal Pamir Mts., Tien Shan, Altai Mts. From Caspian Sea to Sea of Oskhotsk Tallest mountain is Communist Peak--24,590ft 9. Caucasus Region Between Black and Caspian Seas Extension of the Alpine system of Europe Mostly volcanic-many high peaks greater than 15,000ft...
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- Spring '08
- Geography, Ural Mountains Moscow Basin, Mountains Moscow Basin, oil Caspian-Aral Basin, Yakutsk Basin Mountains, basin Eastern Highlands