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Geography of India India is located on a subcontinent in South Asia that juts into the Indian Ocean. A subcontinent is a large landmass that juts out from.

as the Indus and Ganges (this region is also known as the Indo-Gangetic Plain) These rivers and their tributaries carry melting snow from the mountains to the plains, making agriculture possible. The Northern Plain was the birth place of India’s first civilization. Geographic Zones The Deccan Plateau is located south of the Northern Plain on the large triangular area surrounded by the Indian Ocean. A plateau is/


Chapter 4 The Civilization of the Greeks. Classical Greece 1. The Greek peninsula is predominantly a land of mountains ranging from 8000 to 10,000 feet.

mountain ranges shut off the east from the west and the northern coast from the southern. The rugged landscape means that plains are few, amounting to less than twenty percent of the land. Most of the plains are found in the river valleys where streams in the winter/and from Seleucia to the Mediterranean another fifteen. The longer alternate southern route wound its way by sea along the coast from India, around Arabia, and up the Red Sea. Goods would be transferred by caravan to the Nile and floated down to /


Ancient India Unit 4. Geography Subcontinent: a large landmass that is part of a continent. Subcontinent: a large landmass that is part of a continent.

. Far north, the Himalaya and Hindu Kush mountains that separates India from Asia. South, the Deccan Plateau, receives less rain. South, the Deccan Plateau, receives less rain. Between are the Northern plains society developed Between are the Northern plains society developed Geography cont. Flood deposits from three rivers (Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra) enrich the soil of the plains, making it very fertile. Flood deposits from three rivers/


The Incredible India Submitted By: Gaurav Goswami (IX-A) Submitted To: Mr. Shiv Kumar Tyagi 2012 - 2013 Social Science Project On A RISING STAR IN THE.

12 NM  Climate: varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north  Terrain: upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north  Elevation extremes : lowest point- Indian /of Arunachal Pradesh Mouling National Park in Jengging Namdhapa National Park in Miao People of Arunachal Pradesh Dance of Arunachal Pradesh Assam, a northeastern state of India has Dispur as its capital. It is divided into 23 districts and consists of northern/


Chapter 22 The High Tide of Imperialism. Colonial Southeast Asia, c. 1850 1. The Portuguese presence in Asia began in 1498 when Vasco da Gama arrived.

exacerbated rivalries. Perceiving Burma as a threat to eastern India, between 1824 and 1826 the British drove the Burmese out of eastern India and conquered the northern and western Burmese territories. In 1852 Lower Burma was seized and finally in 1885 Mandalay in central Burma was subdued. The following year, Burma was made a province of India. 5. Catholic missionaries from France were active in Dai/


Origins of a New Nation and The American Colonies

of the Europeans. The great majority of the people lived in the countryside. Cities, however, were growing, especially in northern Italy and the Netherlands. There, the small-scale manufacturing of/ search of India, the East Indies, and eventually China. In 1487, the Portuguese mariner Bartolomeu Dias learned how to use the counterclockwise winds of the South/the Indians learned to raise and consume European cattle. On the Great Plains, the Indians acquired runaway horses. Once mounted, the Indians could more/


Northern Hemisphere: Weather & Climate over Major Crop Areas Update prepared by Climate Prediction Center / NCEP 29 November 2010 For Real-time information:

the West and the northern Plains. Temperature anomalies in excess of 15 degrees below average were common in the northern Plains and the Rockies. Warmer than average temperatures affected the southeast and the southern Plains. Temperatures were below average/Near to above average temperatures were observed across most of India. In China, freezes were observed north of the Yangtze River. Temperatures were near to above average across most of China. NCEP/GFS Precipitation Forecasts TotalAnomaly Forecasts from/


Location, Population Distribution, Climate, Phys. Characteristics, and Nat. Resources (33) (India, China, Japan, North & South Korea) Standard SS7G11a.b.

depending on each country’s geography. Nearby oceans, mountains, deserts, latitude and wind patterns affect climate.INDIA India has many types of climate. Snow and ice are in the northern mountains, hot dry plains in the central plateau, and steamy tropical weather is along the southern coast. Some of the highest mountain peaks are covered with glaciers and snow year round. A large desert borders Pakistan/


AsiaAsia Locate on your map the following places: Ganges River Huang He (Yellow River) Indus River Mekong River Yangtze (Chang Jiang) River Bay of Bengal.

of location, climate, physical characteristics on INDIA India is separated from the rest of Asia by three mountain ranges: the Hindu Kush, the Himalayas, and the Karakoram. Because of this India is often called a subcontinent (a division of a continent). Just south of the large mountain ranges, most of India is made up of a broad plain/coasts of Japan, while the Oyashio current coming from the north cools the northern coast. Impact of location, climate, physical characteristics on JAPAN The warmer parts of /


Chapters 23, 24 and 25: Cultural Geography of South Asia.

by mountains.  Northern Landforms  Himalayas created when India slammed into Asia. 1,500 miles across northern edge of peninsula and hundreds of miles wide. Mt. Everest- highest mountain at 29,028 ft.  Meet the Karakoram Mountains in the northern most part of South Asia.  Further west are the Hindu Kush. Khyber Pass is one of the few places you can cross these mountains.  Plains at the base of the Himalaya/


1. Kabul, Afghanistan 2. Islamabad, Pakistan 3. New Delhi, India 4. Kathmandu, Nepal 5. Beijing, China 6. Thimpu, Bhutan 7. Dhaka, Bangladesh 8. Colombo,

 3 rivers water the plain: Indus, Ganges, & Brahmaputra Central & Southern Landforms  Vindhya Range divides India into Northern & Southern regions  Southern India  eroded mtns. Eastern & Western Ghats  Forms a triangle with the Deccan Plateau  Rich soil, but arid (leeward effect)  Maldives  coral atoll islands (coral developed on top of submerged volcano)  Sri Lanka  was once part of India, broke away from subcontinent The development of a coral atoll island/


Holt McDougal, Physical Geography The Big Idea The physical geography of the Indian Subcontinent features unique physical features and a variety of climates.

west coasts from the country’s interior. The Himalayas run along the northern border and are home to the world’s highest mountains. Rivers and Plains The rivers flood each year, leaving fertile plains. India’s most important river is the Ganges. A delta is a landform at the mouth of a river. The Ganges Plain is India’s farming heartland. The Indus River creates a fertile/


Geography, Culture, and Early History. Japan - Effects of Climate Climatic conditions have a major effect on population distribution, agriculture, and.

in Japan, for instance, vary widely geographically. In northern Japan, Sapporo has warm summers, but the winters are long, very cold, and have plenty of snowfall. The central and western portions of Honshu have mild winters without much or any snow. /move around. The Indo-Gangetic Plain offers an example to demonstrate this. This large plain area lies between the Himalayan mountain ranges and the Deccan Plateau, within India. Much of this area benefits from the three large rivers of South Asia: the Ganges, /


Chapter 21 – The Indian Subcontinent Section Notes Physical Geography History and Culture of India India Today India’s Neighbors Video Impact of Population.

west coasts from the country’s interior. The Himalayas run along the northern border and are home to the world’s highest mountains. Rivers and Plains The rivers flood each year, leaving fertile plains. India’s most important river is the Ganges. A delta is a landform at the mouth of a river. The Ganges Plain is India’s farming heartland. The Indus River creates a fertile/


Chapter 3: Early Civilizations in India & China Section 1:Cities of the Indus Valley Section 2: Kingdoms of the Ganges Section 3: Early Civilization in.

South Asia The Indus River valley is located on the subcontinent of India in South Asia High mountain ranges separate India from other lands High mountain ranges separate India from other lands Section 1:Cities of the Indus Valley Three major regions in India include: Three major regions in India include: A well-watered northern plain A well-watered northern plain A dry central plateau (Deccan Plateau) A dry central plateau/


Mineral status of Soil, Feed and Fodder for Dairy Animals in different Agro-climatic Zones in INDIA Mayank Tandon National Dairy Research Institute Karnal,

Plains & Hill15646- 12 West Coast Plains & Hill76127-51 13 Gujarat Plains & Hill6687-21 14 Western Dry R633-27 15 The Islands R--- ALL INDIA62117-55 Different Agro-climatic Zones Are 15 : Planning Commission (1992), GOI Broadly are 5(4): Eastern,Western,Northern, Southern, (Central) Extent of Soil Micronutrient deficiency in Various States of India (Singh, 2001) StatesNo. of/ Sodium chloride39 % Na 51 % Cl Mineral status of Feeds and Fodder in Northern Region of India (mean values) FeedCa %P %Fe ppmCu ppmZn /


Is a subcontinent because its countries- India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives are separated from the rest of Asia by mountains.

by mountains. Northern Landforms Himalayas created when India slammed into Asia. 1,500 miles across northern edge of peninsula and hundreds of miles wide. Mt. Everest- highest mountain at 29,028 ft. Meet the Karakoram Mountains in the northern most part of South Asia. Further west are the Hindu Kush. Khyber Pass is one of the few places you can cross these mountains. Plains at the base of the Himalaya/


Northern Hemisphere: Weather & Climate over Major Crop Areas Update prepared by Climate Prediction Center / NCEP 10 May 2010 For Real-time information:

on GTS Stations (no QC) Anomaly Extreme Minimum During the past week, above average temperatures prevailed across northern India, with slightly cooler than average temperatures over eastern and southern India. Much of China saw above average temperatures, particularly in areas along and south of the North China Plain. NCEP/GFS Precipitation Forecasts TotalAnomaly Forecasts from 10 May 2010 – Days 1-7 For more information on Global/


Geography of South Asia. Plate Tectonics Theory Gondwanaland Southern supercontinent. Started to break up 175 million years ago.

Middle East, includes Saudi Arabia and Iraq. South Southwest Asia Central Asia Northern Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia Countries of South Asia Afghanistan Pakistan India Nepal Bhutan Bangladesh Sri Lanka Maldives Major Geographic Regions Northern Mountains Northern Plains Deccan Plateau Northern Mountains Northern Plains Deccan Plateau Northern Mountains Himalayas Hindu Kush Himalayas 1,500 mile long chain of mountains. Include tallest mountains in the world. Create a massive wall/


Location, Population Distribution, Climate, Phys. Characteristics, and Nat. Resources (33) (India, China, Japan, North & South Korea) Standard SS7G11a.b.

depending on each country’s geography. Nearby oceans, mountains, deserts, latitude and wind patterns affect climate.INDIA India has many types of climate. Snow and ice are in the northern mountains, hot dry plains in the central plateau, and steamy tropical weather is along the southern coast. Some of the highest mountain peaks are covered with glaciers and snow year round. A large desert borders Pakistan/


Classical India. Ajanta Caves Buddhist Stupa Buddhist Stupa.

Northern India called the Indus- Ganges Plain. Monsoons (winds) – Winter (October to May) – Summer (June to September) – Problems Monsoons (winds) – Winter (October to May) – Summer (June to September) – Problems Effect of Geography India open to influences from the early civilizations of the Middle East and the Mediterranean India open to influences from the early civilizations of/ hunters and herders from central and northern Asia who adopted agriculture in the plains of the Indus and Ganges River Arrival:/


Sect.1 Indus Valley Civilizations In the early 1900’s archaeologist began to dig in the Indus River Valley of Pakistan. They unearthed small clay bricks,

, astronomical observations, the Earth being round, & smallpox inoculation Mathematical advancements of #1-9, 0, pi, decimal system, infinity Sect.3 Powerful Empires of India Northern India was often a battleground for Rival rajah fought for control of the Gangetic Plain –Chandragupta Maurya forged India into a empire The Maurya Empire Creates a Strong Government Sect.3 Powerful Empires of India Chandragupta Forges an Empire Chandra Gupta first gained control in/


Status of climate change/variability studies and potential impacts of climate change/variability on national and regional agriculture, rangelands, forestry.

precipitation shows an increasing trend during the past 50 years in some countries in the northern part of this region.  However, a decreasing trend in annual precipitation has been observed /of more frequent flash floods in parts of India Nepal, and Bangladesh. No significant change is found in the number and intensity of monsoon depressions (which are largely responsible for the observed interannual variability of rainfall in the central plains of India) in the Bay of Bengal in a warmer climate. Impact of/


The Land Where Continents Collided

from the central Himalayas and flows eastward across northern India. Brahmaputra River winds its way east, then west and south through Bangladesh The Ganges and Brahmaputra meet and form a delta before entering the Bay of Bengal. Fertile Plains Indo-Gangetic Plain – most heavily populated part of South Asia. Contains 3/5 of India’s population New Delhi and Kolkata in India Dakha in Bangladesh Offshore Islands Sri Lanka/


The Peopling of the World and Early River Valley Civilizations

. The Ganges drops down from the Himalayas and flows eastward across northern India. It joins the Brahmaputra River as it flows to the Bay of Bengal. The Indus and Ganges and the lands they water make up a large area that stretches 1,700 miles acros northern India and is called the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Like the Tigris, the Euphrates, and the Nile, these rivers carry/


Climate and Climate Change. OUTLINE OF CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE As we travel around the Earth, we experience grand changes in climate from lush rainforests.

of India is the best known example of Aw or Am. In January, the weather is mostly clear with deep blue skies, because India is situated under the sinking air of the Hadley cell. This is the coolest time of the year, although in the extreme south the average temperature is still 77°F (25°C). Even northern India/ States is a line that extends straight north from the western edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Further west over the high Plains, the climate turns semiarid. In China, the climate rapidly dries toward/


Ancient India and China Indus and Huang He River Systems.

culture. The subcontinent is divided into three major zones: northern plain, Deccan, and coastal plains. The rivers of India, particularly the Ganges, are considered sacred. Where is the Indus Valley located? Mohenjo- Daro Great Bath of Mohenjo-Daro Ancient India and China Mrs. Sanchez World History The subcontinent is divided into three major zones: northern plain, Deccan, and coastal plains. The rivers of India, particularly the Ganges, are considered sacred. What was/


The Fateful Voyage of Cristoforo Colombo This year -- 1992 -- the world will recognize the quincentenary (500th anniversary) of the most important voyage.

Salvador. He was certain that he had discovered an outlying island of India. The redskinned people he found on the island he called “Los Indios,” the spanish word for inhabitants of India. Columbus never knew the truth. He died in the firm / Horses became the most important. Within a century after Columbus, herds of horses ran wild from northern Mexico to Argentina. By 1750, the Great Plains abounded with Indians on horseback. Slaves One of the first crops the Spanish brought to the West Indies was sugar/


South Asia. Northern Mountains Himalaya Mountains are the highest mountain range in the world. (Everest is 29,035 feet currently) Other mountain ranges.

caravans have used the Khyber Pass to reach India Scientist believe that the northern mountains were formed by tectonic plate movement Northern Plains The three rivers Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra water the fertile plains of the north. Ganges and Brahmaputra flow into the Bay of Bengal Indus flows into the Arabian Sea 40% of India’s population lives on the Ganges Plain Delta have formed where the river meets the/


Location, Population Distribution, Climate, Phys. Characteristics, and Nat. Resources (33) (India, China, Japan, North & South Korea) Standard SS7G11a.b.

.Q. Answers for Monday 11/10/14: Most of India’s people rely on farming and other agricultural work, so most of the people live along the Ganges river and fertile river valleys. Warm-Up: Moderate temperatures & a good supply of fresh water INDIA India has many types of climate. Snow and ice are in the northern mountains, hot dry plains in the central plateau, and steamy tropical weather/


Geography of South Asia. South Asia Includes the countries of _______, Bangladesh, Bhutan, ______, Pakistan, and Sri ________ Includes the countries of.

Plateau than in the Northern Plains. ________people live on the Deccan Plateau than in the Northern Plains. Island Countries The island countries are Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The island countries are Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Sri Lanka is a ________ island off the coast of India. Sri Lanka is a ________ island off the coast of India. The __________ is a group of 1,200 low, flat/


Are you smarter than a 5 th grader?  What country occupies the earth’s only subcontinent? a) Australia b) India c) Indonesia d) Greenland.

souls Indo-gangetic PlainNorthern plain that stretches from Pakistan to Bangladesh  Benefits from 3 major rivers  Very densely populated and heavily farmed  Known as the “ heartland ” of India Deccan Plateau  Center of the Indian subcontinent  Triangular shaped area with dense forests and grasslands  Area of harsh land Thar Desert  Located in the northwest corner of the plains  Roughly the size of Colorado  Home of the nomadic herders of sheep and goats/


Northern Hemisphere: Weather & Climate over Major Crops Areas Update prepared by Climate Prediction Center / NCEP 7 October 2009 For Real-time information:

Days TotalAnomaly During the last 7 days, rainfall was above average in the northern US plains and south-central US. Dry weather prevailed in the mid Atlantic region of the US, and rainfall was below average in the Alaskan panhandle. Rainfall Total/Anomaly Patterns: Last 15 Days TotalAnomaly During the past 15 days, precipitation was above average in northern Algeria and Tunisia, India, the Philippines and parts of Indonesia. Luzon was impacted by both Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma in the past two/


South Asia Physical Geography 1 India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

Himalayas Southern Plateaus  Other ranges and plateaus caused by the collision.  Vindhya Range in Central India  Deccan Plateau further south  Tilts towards the Bay of Bengal  Flanked by the Western and Eastern Ghats Mountain Ranges Ranges and Plateaus of India Rivers, Deltas, and Plains  The Indo-Gangetic Plain Lies between the northern mountains and southern plateaus.  It is formed by three rivers  Indus  Ganges  And Brahmaputra Great/


Subject: Geography For Class: IX Part-I Climatic Diversity of India Part-II Factors Affecting Climate of India Part-III Part-IV Rhythm of Seasons Distribution.

Sept. 7 th Sept. WITHDRAWAL OF MONSOON Rhythm of Seasons DISTRIBUTION OF RAINFALL > 200cm 100-200cm 50-100 cm < 50cm ►The variability of rainfall is computed with the help of the following formula: C.V.= Standard Deviation/ Mean * 100 ►Variability of less than 25% exist in Western coasts, Western Ghats, northeastern peninsula, eastern plain of the Ganga, northern India, Uttaranchal, SW J & K & HP. ►Variability of more then 50% found in/


Countries of South Asia 1.Afghanistan 2.Pakistan 3.India 4.Nepal 5.Bangladesh 6.Bhutan 7.Sri Lanka 8.Maldives.

for the rivers that flow in the lower areas Valleys are where farmers grow a lot of rice and wheat Farmers raise goat herds –Kashmir Valley- raise goats that produce cashmere wool Northern Plains Located South of the Himalayas Called the Northern Plain or Indo-Gangetic Plain Stretches from Pakistan to India and into Bangladesh Major site for many rivers –Carry the silt (rich soil) for great farmland/


The Peopling of the World and Early River Valley Civilizations Pre-AP World History – Unit #2.

. The Ganges drops down from the Himalayas and flows eastward across northern India. It joins the Brahmaputra River as it flows to the Bay of Bengal.   The Indus and Ganges and the lands they water make up a large area that stretches 1,700 miles acros northern India and is called the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Like the Tigris, the Euphrates, and the Nile, these rivers carry/


The Shape of the Land Chapter 7, Section 1 & 2 South Asia.

Brahmaputra River in __________________________. 2 Rivers create huge ______________________ (area formed by soil deposited @ the mouth of a river) on Bay of Bengal. Very fertile soil, but terrible flooding. Northern Plains: Thar Desert Thar Desert: Covers _____________ square miles of India & Pakistan (a/b size of Colorado). Barren landscape of sand dunes, sandy plains, & low hills. Rainfall scarce, but some grasses grow. Nomadic herders graze sheep & goats here. Deccan/


Early Civilizations in the Far East 1SSWH2 Ancient India Ancient India.

art and politics SSWH2 Ancient India16 The Mauryan Empire (321-184 BCE) Maurya family established India’s first great empire Outstanding rulers were Chandragupta and Ashoka Chandragupta Maurya was inspired by the feats of Alexander the Great Drove out Alexander’s remaining Greek garrisons Won control of the northern plain and established a highly centralized government, modeled after the Persians (modern- day Iranians) Ashoka was/


NextEnd. NextPreviousEnd More than 70% of potato in India is grown in north Indian plains; the largest number of cultivars has been developed for this.

popular in Afghanistan and can be equally good in other central Asian countries. Thus, the varietal development programme of India would better suit rather than the long-day variety programmes. The emphasis has also to be on developing /Haryana and the plateau regions of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka Kufri Sutlej Medium-maturing and resistant to late blight. Western and central Indo- Gangetic plains Kufri Pukhraj Medium-maturing and resistant to late blight. Northern plains and plateau region Kufri /


Ancient India and China Section 1 “Read no history; read nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.” -Benjamin Disraeli If the government.

months Monsoon Winds Flood deposits from Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra rivers enrich soil of Northern Plains, make it very fertile Heavy rains also add to fertility of plains Much of rain brought to India by seasonal winds, monsoons Fertile Region Floods and Annual Rainfall Ancient India and China Section 1 Ancient India and China Section 1 The people of India’s first civilizations depended upon the monsoons to bring the water that/


Which of the following will encompass the largest number of speakers?

Europe is to Balto-Slavic. southeast Europe is to Greek. northern Europe is to Celtic. Explanation: Romance languages predominate in southern /of Saudi Arabia None of the above is correct. The coastal plain near Tel Aviv 06-08 As a result of the 1967 war, Israel captured which strategically important territory? The coastal plain near Tel Aviv The east bank of/09 The caste system in India places Shudras at the top of the hierarchy. was created by the Aryan invaders of India. does not affect how individual/


Geography and the early settlement of India About 2500 B.C.E early towns began to appear in India, over the next 2,000 years a unique civilization developed.

through the green mountains. Eastern Ghats Western Ghats Ganges River The Ganges River flows across most of Northern India. The river makes its way South through the Himalayas As the river passes through the plains it leaves rich sediment behind making it some of the most fertile soil in the Northern plain. During the Rainy season the river can flood and destroy crops planted along its bank/


Geography and Early India

mountains Subcontinent =smaller than a continent Ganges delta in east Triangular shaped Bay of Bengal to the east Indian Ocean to the south Among the northern mountains of which the Himalayas are the largest in the world The Great Indian Desert is west of the Himalayas Most of India is covered by fertile plains and rugged plateaus Major rivers flow from the Himalayas The Indus and Ganges/


Ancient India.

out from a continent Contains 1 ½ million square miles Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka Less than 1/3 is arable (fertile) What are the three major zones of the Indian Subcontinent? The well-watered northern plain The dry triangular Deccan Plateau The coastal plains on either side of the Deccan Northern Plain Lies just south of the mountains Very fertile Watered by the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra/


Often known as a Sub-continent Surrounded by three bodies of water: Arabian Sea = west Indian Ocean =south Bay of Bengal = east.

to Bay of Bengal D. Carry fertile soil from the mountains E. Floods bring rich soil, silt, or alluvial soil Indo-Gangetic Plain: worlds largest continuous alluvial plain Natural Resource Soil and Water -Rich soil from the Indo- Gangetic Plain;Rivers /in business - Hindu is the official language of India A.Indo-Aryan Languages: 1. Pakistan, Bangladesh and Northern India 2. Hindu, Urdu, and Bengali 3. Nepali and Sinhalese B.Other languages: 1. 1/5 in Southern India and Sri Lanka speak Dravidian Languages 2. /


G11a,b The student will explain the impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, distribution of natural resources, and population distribution.

wind patterns affect climate. a. Describe the impact climate and location have on population distribution in Southern and Eastern Asia. India has many types of climate. Snow and ice in the northern mountains Some peaks are covered with glaciers and snow Hot dry plains in the central plateau Steamy tropical weather along the southern coast a. Describe the impact climate and location have on/


Chapter 3 Early Civilizations in India and China.

subcontinent is a large landmass that juts out from a continent. Early Civilizations in India and China  Regions- The Indian region is divided into three zones.  A) Well-watered northern plain  B) Dry triangular Deccan  C) Coastal plains on either side of the Deccan Early Civilizations in India and China India’s Northern Plain is watered by the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers. These rivers carry melted snow from/


South Asia Chap 25 & 26 Unit 8 I. Natural Environment of India The Ganges at night.

and sack-cloth Bhutan Monarchy Very wet, temperatures relative to altitude “Land of Dragons” Most people live in the foothills and river valleys India Tropical with cool, hot, and wet seasons World’s largest democracy Caste System Untouchables: Dalit (15%) Reincarnation Sacred cows Northern and Southern (different cultures) Alluvial plain- just south of the Himalayas in the north Sacred Ganges Taj Majal- Islamic tomb for/


“That light we see is burning in my hall. How far that little candle throws his beams!” Portia, The Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene 1 Portia, The Merchant.

BC Median & Chaldean Empire 600 BC Persian Empire 500 BC Stone Age Remember India? Hill country Iron floodplain Empire Summary: Tigris-Euphrates Flood Plain Summary: Tigris-Euphrates Flood Plain Roman With Iron; Small eastern “State” Conquers all of India and Beyond!!! Earliest Latest Finally, back to China Where were the early / A p p a l a c h i a n F u r n a c e Northern Europe Southern Europe 30 Million Years Later Northern Europe Africa South America Greenland West Texas Permian Basin F i n a l C r u s /


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