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  • Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua,
  • The Middle East Today: Political Map 1 2 3--> 4--> 5 67 8--> 11--> 9 <--10 12 13 14 15-->16 17 18 19 20 21
  • Middle East? OR Near East? OR Southwest Asia? OR….?
  • Bodies of Water Tigris River Nile River Euphrates RiverJordan River Persian Gulf Arabian Sea Mediterranean Sea Indian Ocean Red Sea Black Sea Gulf of Aden Strait of Hormuz Suez Canal Dardanelles Strait Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Oman Caspian Sea
  • The Mighty Nile River: “Longest River in the World”
  • Egypt: The “Gift of the Nile” Annual Nile Flooding Nile Delta 95% of the Egyptian people live on 5% of the land!
  • Aswan High Dam, Egypt Hydroelectric PowerPlant
  • Suez Canal Completed by the British in
  • The Tigris & Euphrates River System Mesopotamia: ”Land Between the Two Rivers” Marsh Arabs, So. Iraq
  • Dust Storms Along the Tigris-Euphrates Flood Plains
  • The Jordan River System: Israel & Jordan--A Fight Over Water Rights?
  • Dead Sea: Lowest Point on Earth Highest Salt Content (33%) 2,300’ below sea level
  • Wadis – Instant Springs
  • Mountains & Plateaus Atlas Mts.  Elburz M ts. Taurus Mts. Zagros Mts. Iranian Plateau Anatolian Plateau Caucasus Mts. HejazMts.
  • Mountain Ranges in Mid-East Elburz Mts., Iran Zagros Mts., Iran Lebanese Mts. Taurus Mts., Turkey
  • Deserts Sahara Desert Arabian Desert Negev Desert Sinai Desert Libyan Desert Rub al-Khali
  • Desert Bedouins
  • Breeding Areas of Desert Locusts
  • Swarms of Desert Locusts! Locusts Swarmthe Pyramids Complex at Giza! Israel Hit By Worst Locust Plague Since the 1950s!
  • Rub al-Khali: “The Empty Quarter”
  • Desert Oases: Water at a Premium!
  • Fresh Groundwater Sources
  • Desalinizatio n Plants
  • Fertile Crescent
  • The Fertile Crescent
  • Completed Map Tigris River Nile River Euphrates RiverJordan River Persian Gulf Arabian Sea Mediterranean Sea Indian Ocean Red Sea Black Sea Gulf of Aden Strait of Hormuz Suez Canal Dardanelles Strait Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Oman Caspian Sea Arabian Desert Negev Desert Sinai Desert Rub al-Khali Atlas Mts.  Elburz M ts. Taurus Mts. Zagros Mts. Iranian Plateau Anatolian Plateau Caucasus Mts. HejazMts. Sahara Desert Libyan Desert
  • The Middle East vs. the U. S. Latitude Lines
  • Middle East: Climate Regions
  • Middle East: Population Density
  • Cairo, Egypt: Most Populated City in the Middle East 17,000,000+ People!
  • The Middle East: Natural Vegetation
  • The Natural Resources of the Middle East
  • World Oil Reserves
  • Persian Gulf Oil Exports (2003)
  • Saudi Oil Fields & Refineries
  • Kuwait: An Island Floating on a Sea of Oil Kuwait City
  • Leading U. S. Oil Suppliers The U. S. imports 30% of its oil needs fromthe Middle East.