A dam across the Yangtze River in China scheduled to be completed in 2009.
Human & Physical Geography
The worldﾒs largest desert, located in North Africa.
A valley that is carved out by the river. Often have fertile land, and are the sites for the earliest civilizations.
The end of a river where rich deposits of silt build up. This is important to human habitation due to the excellent source of good farmland.
Very fine grains of dirt deposited by a moving body of water.
The cutting out of flat areas (terraces) into near vertical slopes to allow farming. Terrace farms appears as steps cut into a mountainside. This adaptation allowed both the early Chinese, and the Inca of Mesoamerica to grow enough food for their large populations.
A canal that crosses the isthmus of Panama connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Built by the United States between 1904 and 1914.
The layer of the upper atmosphere where ozone collects. This layer absorbs harmful ultraviolet radiation from the Sun.
Various materials found in nature used in manufacturing such as wood, coal, and oil.
An asset that is beneficial to a country or people.
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