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GHY 1020-107 World Regional Geography

Latin America: Physical Geography and Slides

Finish Unnatural CausesLatin America: Setting the BoundariesLandforms and ClimateSlidesEnvironmental Issues

For Next Class: Read Brnnimann et al. 2014 on Readings link on AsUlearn1Unnatural Causes1. Describe the bodys stress (fight or flight) response. How is chronic stress different? How might chronic stress increase the risk of illness and disease?

2. How do the lives of Jim Taylor, Tondra Young, Corey Andersonand Mary Turner exemplify concepts like the wealth-health gradient and the importance of power and control? What does comparing data maps of disease rates in the different Louisville council districts reveal? What might explain observed differences?

Setting the BoundariesDo you agreewith your textbooks definition of Latin America? Why or Why not?3

Tunguhuara Volcano, Ecuador4

Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador5

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ITCZSTHP9Altitudinal Zonation

10Vertical Zonation of Agroecological ZonesTierra Caliente (Hot Land) 0-1000 m (3,200 ft)Hot all year round with tropical vegetationBananas, citrus fruits, tropical rain forest in placesTierra Templada (Temperate Land) 1,000-3,000 mLand of Eternal SpringMany temperate crops (corn was domesticated in this zone)Many major Latin American cities (Mexico City, Arequipa)11Tierra Fria (Cold Land) 3,000-4,000 m Limited agriculture; potatoes, barley, quioaAltiplano of Peru/BoliviaPuna/Pramo (Tundra) 4,000-5,000 m (12,800-16,400 ft)Extensive grazing of cameloids (llamas, alpacas, vicuas)Tierra Helada (Frozen Land) 5,000 m+ (16,400 ft+)Glaciers, snow, and rock!

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La Mosquitia, HondurasMarch, 199317

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24Costa Rica Slides: Dec 1997

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34Chile Slides: March 2003 & June 1994

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75Impacts of Climate ChangeImmediate concernsAgricultureGlacial retreatWater availabilityDiseasesLong-term concernsMixed and unclear

2015 Pearson Education, Inc.Environmental IssuesDeforestation

Desertification

Water and air pollution

2015 Pearson Education, Inc.Conversion of tropical forests for beef productionGrassification

2015 Pearson Education, Inc.Urban Environmental ChallengesAir pollutionSantiago and Mexico City

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