WHOct3rd2006 - Dustin Lee World History I 10/3/2006 Block F...

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Dustin Lee 10/3/2006 World History I Block F * = Major subject % = Sub subject Geography of the Indian Subcontinent * - Subcontinent: a large landmass that juts out from a continent - The Indian subcontinent contains 3 out of the world’s 10 most populous countries —India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh—as well as the island nation of Sri Lanka and the mountain nations of Nepal and Bhutan Regions % - The Indian subcontinent is divided into three major zones: the well-watered northern plain, the dry triangular Deccan, and the coastal plains on either side of the Deccan - The northern plains lies just south of the mountains which is watered by mighty rivers: the Indus, which gives India its name, the Ganges, and the Brahmaputra - Plateau: raised area of level land - The Deccan lacks the melting snows that feed the rivers of the north and provide water for irrigation The Monsoons % - Monsoon: seasonal wind - In October, the winter monsoons blow from the northeast, bringing a flow of hot, dry air that withers crops
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course BIOG 1110 taught by Professor Randywayne during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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