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2_PhysicalGeography_GEOG155_2010 - Latin American Physical...

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Latin American Physical Geography Unless cited, images from wiki.org and google.com
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Last Time Introduction Latin American Map: You set the foundations for the study of human-environment relations in Latin America. Course Syllabus: Course objectives, evaluation, and assignments Questions?
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Class 2 What is Geography? Latin American Diversity: Introduction Physical Geography of Latin America 1. GEOLOGY 2. CLIMATE A. Soils B. Vegetation Regional Physical Geography 1. Central/Meso-America 2. South America
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http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/8 534-south-and-central-america-welcome- video.htm http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/2 6646-south-american-geography- overview-of-the-north-video.htm http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/8 538-south-and-central-america-climates- and-environments-video.htm
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Unexpected Pop Quiz 1) what does the author of the text consider to be a more appropriate name for Latin America and why? 2) What is the ITCZ and why is it important? 3) What does "altitudinal life zone" refer to? Name 2 altitudinal zones and 2 plants that grow in each.
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What is Geography? The study of phenomena relative to space, scale and place -This is the “lens” through which geographers study virtually any phenomena using a host of methods. The study of changes on the earth’s surface The study of human-environment interactions
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What is Geography? Space, place, and human-env. interactions : THESE SHOULD BE THE LENSES THROUGH WHICH YOU ORGANIZE INFORMATION IN THIS CLASS!!
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Latin America Diversity Great size, especially N-S (E.g. Chile) Topographic - land forms and elevation) In many places diversity is very close spatially - many LA countries are quite diverse (e.g. Ecuador) Biotic diversity - from deserts to tropical rainforests.
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Latin America Diversity Geographic diversity - vast differences is size of countries, resource wealth, etc. Economic diversity - vast differences in wealth among and within countries Pre-Columbian cultural diversity - Amerindian cultures from empires to hunting-gathering bands Diverse immigration experience and resulting population patterns - Amerindians plus Africans (as slaves), Asians, and Europeans
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Roughly common shared history Roughly similar economic experience of Iberian colonialism Broadly similar language, religion, cultural values (but with important exceptions) Common physical environmental regions overlap multiple countries
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Physical Geography 1. Geology : Land forms and elevation - the latter is very important to climate and natural vegetation = crust 2. Climate: (long term norms of weather) - temperature, precipitation, wind, seasonality = Climate and Geology = Vegetation and Soils = LIFE! A. Soils
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course GEO 155/163 taught by Professor David during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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