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Ch. 7 Sect. 1 Vocab

South America Geography & History

vegetation plant life
grasslands wide open areas used for grazing and crops
adapt to adjust or modify to fit
subsistence farming farming to grow only enough food for families to eat, not to sell
tributary a small river that drains into a larger river
biodiversity the variety of species in an ecosystem
current the continuous movement of air or water in the same direction
rain shadow a dry region on one side of a mountain range
transpiration a process by which plants and trees release water vapor into the air
greenhouse gas a gas that traps the sun's heat over Earth
Created by: ltandbob