CH 7 geog

CH 7 geog - CH 7 Southwest Asia and North Africa SW Asia...

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CH. 7: Southwest Asia and North Africa SW Asia and N Africa - Stretches from the Atlantic to the Caspian sea - Characterized by shared climate, culture, and petroleum - Culture hearth: place from which innovation spreads o Early forms: agriculture, domestication, civilizations, trade routes o Recent forms: OPEC, Islamic Fundamentalism - Ch. 7 intro claims that this region best exemplifies globalization - Physical setting: o Desert: imp. Bodies of water—Nile Valley o Nile Valley and Delta o Fertile crescent o Socotra: continental crust island biodiversity off Yemen o Tectonic activity: many earthquakes, Red Sea volcanism o Plate boundaries places where theyre coming apart, and where coming together Socotra, Yemen: - Island in Indian ocean separated from Arabian peninsula for millions of years - Isolated island biodiversity - 30% of its 850 known plants found nowhere else - Human settlement: o Christian missionaries o Visited by Marco Polo
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o Colonized by Portuguese o Today, Yemeni Muslim fishermen and livestock herders
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