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3 North America -- Part 2
The most important areas of settlement in tropical Latin America were not along the major rivers, but across its shields, plateaus, and fertile intermontane basins.
The region's physical geography and most productive agricultural areas were produced by the combination of arable land, mild climate, and sufficient rain.
The Mexican Plateau is a massive upland area ringed by the Sierra Madre Mountains with the Valley Diversity and Urban Degradation of Mexico located at the southern end.
The Much of this world region is characterized by its tropical elevated and well-watered basins.
The forests of Latin America are ideal for agriculture.
These parrots are bright and colorful.
Scientists throughout the region work to understand complex ecosystems, discover and protect new species.
Particularly in neotropical forests, there is a protected rainforest.
Some of the region is not tropical.
Important population and squirrel monkeys in addition to a vast variety of centers lie below the Tropic of Capricorn.
It is a popular destination for tourists.
The region has Highlands and deserts.
Latin America has a tropical climate and vegetation.
Latin America has not experienced the levels of environmental degradation seen in East Asia and Europe.
Huge areas are relatively untouched, supporting an incredible diversity of plant and animal life.
National parks offer protection to unique plant and animal communities.
In countries such as Costa Rica and Brazil, a growing environmental movement has led to both popular and political support for "green" initiatives.
The Mexican Plateau and the Volcanic axis of Central America are the most important Latin American uplands in terms of long-term settlement.
Major cities of Mexico and Central America are located here.
In the south of Mexico City, the Mexican Plateau has its highest elevation at 8000 feet, while Ciudad Juarez has the lowest elevation at 1200 feet.
The Mesa Central is an elevated area on the edge of the Bolivian and Peruvian Andes.
There are several flat-bottomed basins and volcanic Amerindian peoples in this high and windy land.
They are an ecolog lis, which is a concentration of the largest population centers, such as Mexico City and Puebla.
The Volca is the collision of continental and oceanic plates along the Pacific coast of Central America.
It is a beautiful landscape of volcanic rock.
Many rich veins of precious green hills, elevated basins with sparkling lakes, and con metals and minerals are found in these mountains.
A rich volcanic soil that yields mining silver, gold, tin, copper, and iron has been produced by more than 40 volcanoes.
Most of Central The Andes are still forming, so active volcanism and reg America's population is concentrated in this zone.
In the capital cities or surrounding rural villages.
There were volcanic eruptions of Villarica and Calbuco in the bulk of 2015, as well as an earthquake in Chile.
In the 7.8M earthquake that hit near the coast, over 600 people were killed and thousands of properties were damaged.
The chain is typically divided into three parts.
The Shields South America has three major shields-- the northern Andes split into three distinct areas of exposed rock that are tain ranges before merging near the border with Ecuador.
There are high-altitude peaks and snow covered peaks in the central Andes.
The greatest width of Mexico's elevated central plateau can be found here.
The demographic and agricultural core of the country is of special interest.
The floor is 11,800 feet in size.
A traditional drink in Mexico, tHere is a growing export market.
There are two high altitude lakes in the same area as well as many mining sit.
The southern Andes are shared by two countries.
The highest peak in the Western Hemisphere is Aconcagua, located at almost 23,000 feet.
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