Suitable for cultivation.
The fragmentation of a political area into many smaller independent units, as in former
Yugoslavia in the Balkan Peninsula. Balkanization
The name used to collectively refer to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
a. Anti-Jewish sentiments and activities.
a. A chain or group of islands.
3. basin irrigation
a. The ancient Egyptian system of cultivation using fields saturated by seasonal
impoundment of Nile floodwaters.
4. bazaar (suq)
1) In a highland area,
a) The presence of distinctive climatic and associated biotic and economic zones at
successively higher elevations.
a.i) Ethiopia and Bolivia are examples of these kinds of zones.
See also Tierra caliente, Tierra fra, Tierra
The three to four centuries of European exploration, colonization, and global resource
exploitation and trading led largely by European mercantile powers. It began with
Columbus at the end of the 15th century and continued into the 19th century.
In a climatic division of China approximately along the 20 isohyet, Arid China lies to
the west of the line. It characterizes more than 50 percent of China's territory but
accommodates less than 10 percent of the population.
o Arid China
a. Low islands made of coral and usually having an irregular ring shape around a
2. continental islands
a. Once attached to nearby continents, these are the islands north and northeast of
Australia, including New Guinea.
Determined by the intersection of lines, such as latitude and longitude, providing an exact point
expressed in degrees, minutes, and seconds. absolute (mathematical) location
The domestication of plants and animals that began about 10,000 years ago.
1. acid rain
a. Precipitation that mixes with airborne industrial pollutants, causing the moisture
to become highly acidic and therefore harmful to flora and bodies of water on
which it falls. Sulfuric acid is the most common component of this acid
These productive soils found in steppe regions are among the world's more fertile. Also
known as chestnut soils.
o alfisol soils
Usually associated with the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union,
it refers to rival and potential enem
An atmospheric high-pressure cell. In the cell, the air is descending and becomes warmer.
As it warms, its capacity to hold water vapor increases, and the result is minimal
A ranked list of places scientists believe deserve imm