4Section 1: Landforms & Resources Kunlun Mts. are the source of China’s two greatest rivers (Yellow & Yangtze Rivers)DON’T WRITEMountains in the western part of China limited contact between China & the rest of Asia
5Section 1: Landforms & Resources DON’T WRITEMost of Western China is uninhabited because of the mountainous region & large deserts including the Gobi Desert.
6Section 1: Landforms & Resources Huang He (Yellow) River- gets its name from the yellow silt that its waters carry (world’s muddiest river)AKA China’s Sorrow for the tremendous floods that it has causedChang Jiang (Yangtze) River- Asia’s longest river
7Climate (DON’T WRITE) Dry Wet Two main climate regions. The southern part of China is affected by monsoons with hot, humid summers with heavy rains, while the NW part receive little rain.DryWet
11Natural ResourcesAgricultural Resources – only 11% of land is arable, though China is primarily an agricultural nation, rice is dominate cropDON’T WRITE2. Mineral Resources – vast reserves of coal, iron ore, and uranium
13Topography2/3’s of the area consists of mountains and deserts96% of population live in the eastern part of the nationDON’T WRITEMountains – Himalayas, Tien Shan, Altai, Kunlun Shan, Tibet PlateauDeserts – lie in the north and west of China, Gobi, TaklimakanRivers – Chang (Yangtze River) – most important river system, Huang He (Yellow River) and the Xi Jiang
14Section 3: Human-Environment Interaction Three Gorges Dam- being built on the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) RiverHelp to control flooding on worlds 3rd longest riverLargest dam & construction project in worldMore than 1 mile wide & 600 ft high
15Section 3: Human-Environment Interaction Three Gorges Dam cont.-Create a 400 mile long reservoirOver 1000 towns will disappearGenerate about 10% of China’s energyAllow ocean-going ships into interior of China
16Section 3: Human-Environment Interaction DON’T WRITENegative effects of the Three Gorges Dam-About 2 million people will have to moveCosts up to $75 billionHarming of the environment?
17Section 3: Human-Environment Interaction Japan- has limited land areaLand prices are extremely expensiveHomes are sparsely furnished & small compared to American homesSubway PackerSubway Japan
18Section 3: Human-Environment Interaction Landfill- method of solid waste disposal in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt to fill in or reclaim low lying landFactories are built on this land
19Section 3: Human-Environment Interaction DON’T WRITECapsule Hotel
20DON’T WRITE Teahouse in China Let's go have some tea. We will take a mountain trail stroll in China. 1st - Let's take the tram up to the start of the trail.DON’T WRITE