Flashcards in Geography Deck (19):
What separates China from other civilizations?
Himalayas, Gobi desert, Huang, Tsi and Chang rivers.
What separated china and India?
How long is the Great Wall?
What direction did the Huang and Chang rivers run?
Huang: West to East
Chang: west to east
What's a plateau?
Raised area of level land
WHat is the Deccan and what does it cause?
A dry plateau on the Indian subcontinent that juts out into the Indian Ocean, with level ground nothing feeds into the river causing it to be sparsely populated
What is a subcontinent?
Large landmass that juts out of a continent
What're the 3 parts of the Indian subcontinent
1.) Gangetic Plain
2.) Deccan plateau
3.) costal plains
Why is the Gangetic plain?
South of the Himalayas, fertile region watered by mighty rivers
What are the 3 rivers that feed the Gangetic Plain?
What are the costal plains?
Highways for trade separated from the Deccan by low lying mountains
What's a monsoon
Seasonal winds that regularly blow, may cause flooding of drought
What is the grand canal?
Very 1st canal, connects 2 rivers
Travel transport trade AND communication
What're the water boundaries of china?
Si, Chang, Huang rivers, china sea, Pacific Ocean
What was the problem with the Indus River?
Power by land ownership; more land more power
Describe Mohen-Dari and Harappa
Mohenjo-Daro city of the dead
400 mi apart
What is loess?
Wind blown sand full o nutrients similar to silt in purpose