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3.15.11 - Geography Lecture 15 3.15.11 16:34 Latin America...

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Geography Lecture 15 16:34 3.15.11 Whither North America? Response assignment – due 3/22 Map Asst #3 – to be posted 3/17, due 3/24 1. Defining the region – the view from outside 2. Regionalizing by altitude Contrasting images: Humboldt’s biogeography and Yupanqui’s Human Geography Altitudinal Zonation: Tierra Caliente (0-3,000 feet) Tierra Templada (3,000-6,000 feet) Tierra Fria (6,000-10,000 feet) 3. Colonial Transformations Biological conquest and native population decline Land tenure: Spanish land grants;  latifundia minifundia
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4.  Mexico City: Whose City?  (Open University Video) 32 nation states, only 13 of those are in South America. Middle America is a term that  applies to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Majority speak romance languages: Spanish and Portuguese Between 1810 and 1820 many were given independence Creole classes appeared Violent revolutions in early 20 th  century Mostly Roman Catholic Uneven wealth distribution. Argentina and Chile are wealthy. Humboldt is famous for making observations about how climate and vegetation change  with altitude. Landforms and Landscapes The Andes 5,000 miles long Highest point is 22,830 ft The Amazon River 2.3 million square mile basin 20% of the world’s fresh water The Amazon rainforest 100,000 + species
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The altiplano The Caribbean basin Altitudinal Zonation Classification of environment and land use - Changes in climate and vegetation with elevation - Lower—warmer  - Higher—cooler o Tierra caliente (hot) Covers much of the continent. Hot and humid with a 
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