Geography Grade 7 Chap. 8

  1. Amid the Sierra Madre Mountains, densely populated with mild climate, fertile soil, and adequate rainfall.
    Mexican Plateau
  2. Several mountain ranges that run parallel to each one another.
    Cordilleras
  3. In Peru & Bolivia, literally "high plain".
    Altiplano
  4. Sparsely populated plateau of forests and grasslands across Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru.
    Mato Grosso Plateau
  5. Escarpment
    A steep slope plunging down to the ocean.
  6. South America's inland grasslands in Columbia and Venezuela.
    Llanos
  7. South America's inland grasslands in Argentina & Uruguay.
    Pampas
  8. A dense layer of leaves in the rain forest.
    Canopy
  9. A dense fog coming in off the Pacific - the only plentiful source of precipitation for the Atacawa Desert.
    Camanchaca
  10. Why are many of Latin America's natural resources undeveloped?
    Geographic inaccessibility, lack of capital for development, & deep social & political divisions.
  11. Snow and ice - "frozen land"
    Tierra helada
  12. supports some grazing grasses for sheep, llamas, alpacas
    Tierra puna
  13. "cold land" - potatoes & barley grow here
    Tierra Fria
  14. "temperate land" - most highly populated, coffee, and corn are the main crops
    Tierra templada
  15. "hot land" Rain forests, Bananas, sugar, rice, and cacao
    Tierr calicute
  16. Tierra helada
    Tierra puna
    Tierra Fria
    Tierra templada
    Tierra calicute
    The "Vertical Climate Zones"
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Geography Grade 7 Chap. 8
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7th Grade Geography Chap. 8
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