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Death Valley and USA deserts

  1. 1. Modern USA wonders: death valley and American deserts 11.02.2014 Student: Danuta Aneta 1LM2, IRIM Course: USA Culture and Civilization
  2. 2. Plan: Death valley Valley of Fire State Park Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Mesa Verde National Park Sonoran Desert Mojave Desert
  3. 3. Death Valley
  4. 4. Where is located Death Valley?  Colorado  California  Texas
  5. 5. Where is located Death Valley?  Colorado  California  Texas
  6. 6. Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California. Situated within the Mojave Desert, it is the lowest and driest area in North America, and currently the hottest in the world. Death Valley 
  7. 7. The climate of Death Valley is arid and because it is bounded by mountains on all sides, hot, dry air masses often get trapped in the valley. Therefore, extremely hot temperatures are not uncommon in the area. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Death Valley was 57.1°C at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913.
  8. 8. Valley of Fire State Park
  9. 9. Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography are usually practiced in the park. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. The park is open all year.
  10. 10. Vegetation: Indigo-bush Burro- bush Cholla
  11. 11. Animal life: Black tailed jackrabbit Spotted skunk Kit-fox
  12. 12. Great Sand Dunes National Park And Preserve
  13. 13. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is a United States National Park located in the San Luis Valley, Colorado, United States. Originally created as Great Sand Dunes National Monument on March 17, 1932, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve was established by an act of the United States Congress on September 13, 2004. The park contains the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising about 750 feet (230 m) from the floor of the San Luis Valley. The dunes were formed from sand and soil deposits of the Rio Grande and its tributaries, flowing through the San Luis Valley. Over the ages, westerly winds picked up sand particles
  14. 14. Mesa Verde National Park
  15. 15. Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S, Colorado. The park was created in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt to protect some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world. Mesa Verde is best known for cliff dwellings, which are structures built within caves and under outcroppings in cliffs — including Cliff Palace, thought to be the largest cliff dwelling in North America. The Spanish term Mesa Verde translates into English as "green table". It is considered to contain some of the most notable and best preserved archaeological sites.
  16. 16. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  17. 17. Sonoran Desert
  18. 18. The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which covers large parts of the Southwestern United States in Arizona and California, and of Northwestern Mexico. It is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America. The desert contains a variety of unique and endemic plants and animals, such as the Saguaro and Organ Pipe cactus.
  19. 19. Mojave Desert
  20. 20. The Mojave Desert (pronounced: mo-hah-vee) is a desert which occupies a significant portion of southeastern California and smaller parts of central California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona in the United States. The term Mojave originates from the Spanish language while the spelling Mohave comes from modern English.
  21. 21. C oncl usi on: Al l t hi s pl aces ar e j ust am ng f or azi t aki ng som phot os. W can’t l i ve m e e uch t i m t her e e w t hout good r esour ces of w er , f ood. i at Ther e ar e huge t em at ur es. I n ni ght per i s ver y col d, and dur i ng t he day t he t em at ur e i s ver y hot . W shoul d per e al so be ver y car ef ul because t her e can be a l ot of danger ous ani m s and al pl ant s. Thi s pl aces ar e r epr esent i ng
  22. 22. In what park we meet burro bush, indigo bush, cholla?  Valley of Fire State Park  Mesa Verde National Park  Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
  23. 23. In what park we meet burro bush, indigo bush, cholla?  Valley of Fire State Park  Mesa Verde National Park  Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

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