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18 3 east asia natural resource

  1. 1. 18-3 East Asia Natural Resources Natural Resource: A material source of wealth, such as timber, fresh water, or a mineral deposit, that occurs in a natural state and has economic value. What are some local natural resources?
  2. 2. Minerals in East Asia Turn your books to page 500. Take a couple of minutes to summarize the minerals found in your assigned country... ● North Korea ● South Korea ● Japan ● China
  3. 3. Forests ● ● Parts of East Asia have large forests. However, the nations of the region, like those in other parts of the world, have not treated their forests carefully. Now many East Asian countries are forced to import much of their wood.
  4. 4. Water ● ● ● The rugged mountains and heavy rainfall of E. Asia are ideal for developing water power. (hydroelectricity) The Pacific Ocean is an important resource for food in East Asia. Aquaculture-sea farming
  5. 5. Land ● ● East Asian countries have little farmable land, but large population. Therefore, they need to maximize the land they do have. – Terraces – Double-cropping: growing two crops on the same land in a single year. – Raising livestock is rare.
  6. 6. Land ● ● East Asian countries have little farmable land, but large population. Therefore, they need to maximize the land they do have. – Terraces – Double-cropping: growing two crops on the same land in a single year. – Raising livestock is rare.

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