Lecture 2

Lecture 2 - LECTURE 2 History 46 TRAVEL DISTANCE BETWEEN...

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L ECTURE 2: 1/10/08 History 46 T RAVEL D ISTANCE BETWEEN CITIES Casablanca Kabul: 4200m Istanbul Khartoum : 1750m Fez Cairo: 2100m Fez Timbuktu: 1200m Istanbul Damascus: 600m Damascus Mecca: 800m Damascus Heart: 1500m G EOGRAPHY OF THE M IDDLE E AST Roughly 4 million sq miles o Larger than US depending how much of the Sahara you include o Larger if Turkish lands included (Asia)or Xinjiang (NW China) Challenging climate and landscape o High mountain changes Rainfalls in Middle East o Does not rain in major areas of the Middle East o Rains only about 5 inches the whole year o Rains: mostly in the area of High mountain ranges Caspian Sea 16000-19000 No habitation Western Coast of Turkey Dense population Seafront areas
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L ECTURE 2: 1/10/08 Coastal plains o Very narrow Dense less population Great river valleys The Nile Tigris & Euphrates Valleys o Close to Baghdad Along coastal plains and mountain ranges People need to live where it rains or where they can collect it from
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 46 taught by Professor Humphreys during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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