australia and oceania

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Australia and Oceania Bing Sheng Wu Department of Geography Geography of the Global Village
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Setting the Boundaries Vast region; dominated by the Pacific Ocean Australia, New Zealand, and the island subregions of Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia Shared elements of indigenous and colonial history
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Environmental Geography
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Three major landform regions in Australia Western Plateau Interior Lowland Basins Eastern Highlands Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Western Plateau Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Uluru_Panorama.jpg
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Eastern Highlands
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Physical Landscapes – Australia The Outback Mallee Scrub Great Barrier Reef
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Physical landscape – New Zealand North Island South Island Mt. Taranaki, North Island Central Otago, South Island
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Physical landscape – Oceania High islands Formed by active volcanoes Atoll The combination of narrow sandy islands, barrier coral reefs, and shallow central lagoons Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Evolution of an Atoll High vs. Low Islands
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Climate
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Environmental Issues – Overview
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