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people who buy and use many types of products
consumers
the difference in the elevation or height of the land
relief
a part of the earth that has one or more common characteristics
region
an almost flat area with little diference in elevation between the high parts and the low parts
plain
scientists who study the weather
meteorologists
areas of moderate relief rangin between 300 and 1000 feet
hills
people who are responsible for locating ships and planes
navigators
a plain that has been raised up by pressures inside the earth so it stands high above the areas around it; often has canyons
plateau
rainwater which collects in underground rocks
ground water
a landform having high relief
mountain
the forms or shapes of the earth
landforms
What are the four major landform regions?
plains
plateaus
hills
mountains
the knowledge and skill people use to make things
technology
the longest mountain range in the world
Andes in South America
a person who fights against a government
guerilla
large wide rivers of ice that slowly flow down the sides of a mountain, carving the mountain into a sharp, pointed peak
glacier
a tunnel system that allows ground water to flow underground until it reaches a flat area with fertile soil
qanat
the highest mountain in the world
Mt Everest
a narrow water way that connects two larger bodies of water
strait
the latitude and longitude of a place
absolute location
the watering of plants by pipes, canals,or ditches
irrigation
a journey made for religious reasons
hajj or pilgrimage
a complex system that moves things from one place to another
movement
the second largest branch of the Islamic religion
shiite
place where water is stored
reservoirs
Islam's holy book which contains the writings of Muhammad
Koran
Why is the Middle east important to the Unoted States?
More than 1/2 of the world's known oil reserves are here.
Africa, Asia, & Europe meet here. By way of the Suez Canal, ships can cross from the Mediterrean sea to the Red Sea and eastward.It is also the birthplace of the world's religions.
a 250,000 square mile area which is unpopulated because it is a desolate, barren region with mountains of sand that reach over 900 feet
Empty Quarter
finding the location of a place by telling how far and in what direction it is from somewhere else
relative location
a group of nomadic people who live in a sparsely populated area east of the Jordan River
Bedouins
looking at the rest of the world and making judgements about it based only on your own cultural background and experience
ethnocentrism
the belief in only one god
monotheism
to bring something into one country from another
export
a person who has a strong committment to the creation of an independent Palestinian state
palestinian
a strip of land projecting into the water
peninsula
Why has Israel had so many wars with its neighbors?
The land of Israel is claimed by two peoples, Israelis & Palestinians. Neighboring Arab countries believe that the Jews have no right to a homeland in the Middle East.
a nation ruled according to religious laws instead of laws passed by the people
theocracy
a place in the desert that has enough water for plants and trees to grow
oasis
the largest branch of the islam religion
Sunnites
What are the major landforms of the three regions that make up the Middle East?
The Highlands
Arabian Peninsula
Fertile Crescent
a 1,000 mile long strip of fertile land shaped like a crescent
Fertile Crescent