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APS Social Studies

NA,SW Asia, C Asia

alluvial soil rich soil made up of sand and mud deposited by moving water
Wadis streambeds that remain dry until a heavy rain
phosphate a chemical used in fertilizers
The Sahara desert largest desert in the world about 3.5 million square miles
ergs sandy dune covered area
Regs stony plains covered with rocky gravel
hamada flat sandstone plateau
Rub' al Khali known as the empty quarter covers almost the entire southern quarter of peninsula
Garagum desert in central asia with black sand
oasis a place in the desert where underground water surfaces
pastoralism raising and grazing of livestock
bedouins people of this region's steppe
cereals food grains such as barley. oats
Kum sandy deserts
Atlas Mountains Africa's longest mountains that reach across Morocca and Algeria
Hejaz mountain range in southwest Asia
ASir mountain range on western coast of Arabian peninsula, taller than the Hejaz
Qizilqum red sand desert in Uzbekistan
Morocco muslim country at the northwest corner of Africa
Arabian Peninsula the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden seperate the Arabian peninsula from Africa
Sinai Peninsula The Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba flank this small peninsula
Anatolia lies to the north and points west to the Aegean Sea
The Dead Sea a land locked body of salt water, sits at the mouth of the Jordan River.It is a source of chemical products such as potash
The Caspian Sea largest inland body of water on earth. Evaporation and decreased flow from feeder rivers have resulted in lower water levels
Aral Sea in the heart of Central Asia is now looking more like a desert than a sea. It began to dry up when the former Soviet Union diverted water for irrigation
The Nile River The world's longest river
The Nile Delta has very fertile land giving birth to one of the world's earliest civilizations. Today more than 90 percent of Egypt's people live in this area.
The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers flow mainly through Iraq, are also important to the region
The Aswan High Dam controls the Nile's flow reducing both flooding and deposits of alluvial soil
Mesopotamia "Land between two rivers" is a very fertile farming valley
The Pontic Mountains and the Taurus Mountains rise from the Turkish landscape
Anatolian plateau lies between the Pontic mountains and Taurus mountains. The plateau stands 2,000 to 5,000 feet above sea level
Mount Ararat lies east of the Pontic range and is 17,000feet high. It overlooks the Turkish and Iranain border
The Zagros Mountains and Taurus mountains were built by tectonic movement.
oil and natural gas 70 percent of the world's known oil reserves lie benesath this region
sulfate a mineral used in paperboard, glass, and detergents found in Turkmenistan which has the world's largest deposits
Created by: tbostwick