It is home to the worlds largest rainforest and river, the Amazon; the highest waterfall, Angel Falls; the longest mountain range, the Andes Mountains; the driest place on the planet, the Atacama Desert; the highest capitol city, La Paz Bolivia; and the most southern city in the world, Puerto Toro, Chile. The landscape is a diverse plethora of vegetation that supplies many sources of food and medicines. It is also home to indigenous people and unknown tribes that still live in the Amazon Rainforest. History of the People and the Food. Before the Spanish explorers came to the Americas around the 16th century, there were existing thriving civilizations.
Joshua Tree National Park/Monument Joshua Tree National Park is enormous, nearly 800,000 acres, and more than 1000 species between plants and animals. It is one of the jewels of the Mojave Desert. Around 230 kilometers east of Los Angeles and close to Palm Springs is the Joshua Tree National Park. Founded in 1994, and the area around the Little San Bernardino Mountains, covers an region of more than 2,000 square. Mutually the recognition and name of the park comes from the countless and incredible Joshua Trees that decorate its unusual scenery.
The Grampians national park is covering 167,000 hectares is one of the largest National Parks in Victoria. The park is nationally significant for its extraordinary variety of native flora and fauna and the many Aboriginal rock art sites. Its spectacular scenery, rugged mountain ranges, colorful wildflowers and wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation have made it one of the Victoria's
Where it flows through South Texas is called the lower Rio Grande valley. The Rio Grande Valley is an ecosystem found nowhere else in the United States. It is a subtropical environment, which lies further south than any other part of the United States except Hawaii and part of Florida. It is very humid. Many tropical birds from South America can be found here.
World Distribution Tropical forests are found near the equator in Central and South America, parts of Africa and Asia. They are hot and humid and contain a huge variety of plants and animals - around half of all the world's species. The trees are mostly hardwood. The climate is called equatorial. Average Temperature Rain forests belong to the tropical wet climate group.
Olympic National Park is home to the largest heard of Roosevelt elk. Also not found anywhere else in the world is the parks unique animals and plants. The Olympic snow mole, the Olympic marmot, the Olympic torrent salamander, and the flower known as the Piper’s bellflower are all exclusive to park. The parks wildlife attracted traders and explorers in the late seventeen hundreds and on into the
Traveling to Alaska Specific Purpose: To inform my classmates about visiting interesting places in five regions of Alaska. Central Idea: Southeastern, South Central, Southwest, Interior and Far North regions of Alaska have their own identities and attractions. 1. Introduction Alaska is the largest state in the country and also it is home to the biggest national parks, the longest chain of volcanoes, glaciers and spectacular places for wildlife watching. Main Points:
Garrett Monk February 12 2011 1) There were many different geographic regions where the Mayan people lived. They lived in dense tropical forests; rain forests, river valleys, natural sinkholes, and caverns. Mostly there were two general zones. First and less known is the Highlands, second was the lowlands which was made up of two parts. The west which lays a plain made fertile by the erosion of the volcanic mountains behind it.
In this case study we will be looking closely at the tropical rainforest in the Amazonia region of South America. Where is this Rainforest? The term, Amazon rainforest, is used to basically talk about the moist and broadleaved region of what is known as the Amazon Basin, which is around 7 million km squared and covers areas of mainly Brazil, Colombia, Peru and many more South American countries. This rainforest accounts for around 50% of the world’s remaining rainforests. Amazonian rainforests contain the biggest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest that there is to be found.
Wegener’s theory called Pangaea or “all earth” (Weil, 1997), proposed that the entire earth had at one time been one huge land mass. His reasoning was based on land semblance, meteorological conditions, and fossils from continents separated by oceans having similar characteristics (Weil, 1997). Fossils There was the knowledge of the exact same plant, (Glossopteris Fern) and animal (Lystrosaurus, reptile) fossils existing during the same era on continents such as India and Madagascar. The Glossopteris fern was also found on continents of Australia and Antartica, Antarctica and India, as well as South America and Africa (See Figure 1). Additionally, other animal fossils that shared continents were the Mesosaurus and Cynognathus from both South America and Africa (Figure 1).