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8.26.11 - Humans Their Habitats Habitat the natural abode...

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August 26, 2011 Humans & Their Habitats Habitat: the natural abode or location of an animal, plant, etc.; a: the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows b: the typical place of residence of a person c: housing for a controlled physical environment o Abode cozy, warm, comfortable Climatic Variation o Polar o Temperate o Subtropics o Tropics Dwellings as Habitat Modifiers Why is Taos Pueblo built of mud/clay? o Built of mud because it’s a readily available resources o The thermal insulation properties that absorbs heat during the day to keep the internal cool and holds heat at night to keep internal warm o Durable, easy to add on and grow because of cubical architecture Austrian blockbau o Small windows so cold air cannot get in o Air vents to let out air o Angled roof so do not have to wipe of snow o Wood readily available to keep internal warmth o Two stories; but low roof to make use of heat Yucatec Maya House (subtropical) o
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