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TCI Chapter 30 China

China: The World's Most Populous Country

drought an unusually long period in which little or no rain falls
famine a severe shortage of food that results in wide-spread hunger
zero population growth a condition in which the population of a country does not grow but remains stable. birth rate+immigration=death rate+emigration
doubling time the length of time it takes for a population to, well, double
rate of natural increase the annual rate of population growth. Find it by subtracting the death rate from the birth rate. (does not include immigration/emigration)
desert a geographic region with too little rainfall to support much plant life
landscape a large area with a particular kind of scenery
plateau a raised area of land, such as a hill or mountain, with a flat top
basin a bowl-shaped depression, or hollow, in Earth's surface
floodplain the flat area around a river that is covered with sediment as a result of frequent high water
birth rate the number of births in a yea for every 1,000 people in a population
death rate the number of deaths in a year for every 1,000 people in a population
technology the creation and use of tools to meet practical needs
rural found in or living in areas that are not close to cities
toxic chemicals these are poisonous to humans or other living things
pollution damage to the natural environment caused by harmful substances
consumption the using up of goods and services; purchase and use of goods and services by consumers
hydroelectric power electricity that is generated from the power of moving water
renewable resource something that can't be used up or that can be replaced as quickly as it is used up
sites the specific place where something is located; physical setting
ecosystem a community of all the living things in an area and the environment in which they live
habitat the natural environment in which a plant or animal lives
fault a line on Earth's surface that results from a deep crack in the crust
migrant worker a person who moves regularly in order to find work
standard of living the overall level of comfort and well-being of a group or a country
developing country a poorer country with a less advanced economy
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