Ch. 12: Physical Geography Europe

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  • Ch. 12: Physical Geography Europe

    1. 1. Ch. 12: Physical GeographyEurope<br />
    2. 2. Peninsulas<br />“Europe is a peninsula of peninsulas”<br />1. Iberian Peninsula<br />2. Italian Peninsula<br />3. Balkan Peninsula<br />4. Scandinavian Peninsula<br />5. Jutland Peninsula<br />
    3. 3. Islands<br />Examples: Great Britain, Ireland, Greenland, Iceland ect…<br />They maintain strong cultural connections with the rest of the European continent.<br />What economic advantages do islands have?<br />To encourage trade?<br />To encourage tourism?<br />
    4. 4. Mountains<br />Alps<br />Encourage tourism<br />Act as a border<br />Mt. Blanc<br />tallest mountain in the Alps and probably the most famous.<br />Pyrenees<br />Separates Spain from the rest of Europe <br />
    5. 5. United States<br />Europe<br />Mountains<br />
    6. 6. Uplands<br />Uplands: hills or very low mountains <br />Especially found in the Alps<br />
    7. 7. Resources<br />Natural Resources: <br />coal and iron ore: needed to make steel.<br />Oil and natural gas<br />Agricultural land<br />33% of land is usable for agriculture in Europe. The average is 11% of land. <br />
    8. 8. Human-Environment Interaction<br />Example 1: Holland<br />“God created the world, but the Dutch created Holland.”<br />Seaworks- structures that are used to control the sea’s destructive impact on human life<br /><ul><li>Example 1: Holland
    9. 9. “God created the world, but the Dutch created Holland.”
    10. 10. Seaworks- structures that are used to control the sea’s destructive impact on human life</li></li></ul><li>Human-Environment Interaction<br />Example 2: Venice, Italy<br />A port city that grew with trade<br />Now a tourist attraction<br />Modern day issues<br />Water polution, sinking, rising sea levels<br />
    11. 11. Human-Environment Interaction<br />Example 3: Acid Rain<br />Europe’s factories emit sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. This combines with oxygen and water vapor. This returns in precipitation<br />

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