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    • The Geography of Africa
    • A Vast Continent  2nd largest continent  3Xs larger than U.S.  Transportation routes important
    • North Africa
    • West Africa
    • East Africa
    • Masai
    • Masai Sheild
    • Central Africa
    • Pygmies, or Baca
    • Southern Africa
    • Plateau – Elevated plain  Escarpments: steep cliffs that divide the plateau from the coastal plain
    • Cataract – rapids or a waterfall
    • Great Rift Valley  Eastern Africa  Two plates pulling apart  Origin of Humans
    • Rivers  Hydroelectric power: energy produced by moving water
    • Nile River  longest in world  Annual flooding in ancient times  Aswan High Dam
    • Congo River  Central Africa  Hydroelectric Power
    • Niger River  West Africa  Fishing  Farming  Irrigation
    • Zambezi River  Southern Africa  Victoria Falls
    • Mineral Exports  Copper  Diamonds  Oil
    • Human Environment Interaction  Humans adapt to conditions in the environment  or  Humans change the environment
    • Resources are unevenlydistributed
    • Question  Whyis it that people in Africa who live in areas with natural resources tend to be worse off than those who live in areas without natural resources?