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VanWagoner Stack 1

Europe & Russia Chapter 1

Population Density The average number of people living in a square mile or a square kilometer.
Peninsula A land area nearly surrounded by water.
Plateau A large raised area of mostly level land bordered on one or more sides by steep slopes or cliffs.
Tributary A river or stream that flows into a larger river.
Navigable Wide and deep enough for ships to travel through.
Rain Shadow The area on the dry, sheltered side of a mountain, which receives little rainfall.
Steppes The grasslands of fertile soil suitable for farming in Russia.
Tundra A cold, dry, treeless region covered with snow for most of the year.
Permafrost A permanently frozen layer of ground below the top layer of soil.
Loess A type of rich, dustlike soil.
Hydroelectric Power The power generated by waterdriven turbines.
Fossil Fuel A source of energy that forms from the remains of ancient plants and animals.
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