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Chapter 17 Vocab

Chapter 17 Vocabulary Words

Navigable 1. Deep and wide enough to allow the passage of ships 2.Of these rivers, only the Guadalquivir is navigable; that is deep and wide enough to allow ships to pass.
Hub 1. A central point of concentrated activity and influence 2.Over the years such central control grew easier as Madrid became the hub of new transportation routes
Renaissance 1.The revival of art, literature, and learning that took place in Europe during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries 2. Florence is a cultural center made famous by Michelangelo and other Italian painters during the Renaissance
Tsunami 1.A huge wave caused primarily by a disturbance beneath the ocean, such as an earthquake or a volcanic eruption 2.He described destruction caused by a blanket of ash, from a volcanic eruption, giant sea waves called tsunamis
Dry Farming 1.A farming technique that leaves land unplanted every few years in order to gather moisture 2.Farmers in the Meseta grow wheat or barley, using dry farming methods that leave land unplanted every few years in order to gather moisture
Seismic Activity 1.Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions 2.This young range experiences seismic activity- that is, it has many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
Graben 1.A long, narrow area that has dropped between two faults 2.Grabens. areas of land that have dropped down between faults, were flooded
Plume 1.A very hot spot in the earth's mantle 2.They have developed over millions of years as a plume, or a very hot spot in the Earth's mantle, erupted great amounts of lava.
Sirocco 1.A hot, dry wind from northern Africa 2.Siroccos, or hot, dry winds from nothern Africa, blow over this area
Subsidence 1.A geological phenomenon in which the ground in an area sinks 2.Venice itself faces problems of pollution and subsidence, a geological phenomenon in which the ground in an area sinks
Inhabitable 1.Able to support permanent residents 2.Fewer than two hundred of these islands are inhabitable- that is, able to support permanent residents
Columnar Rocks 1.Volcanic rock that split into columns as lava cooled 2.Columnar rocks are volcanic rocks that split into columns as lava cools
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