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Asia

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~ Sir Bobby Ray Atmosfera

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Asia

  1. 1. The Topography and Geography of Asia<br />Bobby Ray Atmosfera<br />
  2. 2. History is the performance while geography constitutes the stage.<br />History investigates the past; geography responds to questions about the past.<br />The study of history and geography are therefore, inseparable.<br />
  3. 3. Asia<br />North – Arctic Ocean<br />East – Bering Strait and the Pacific Ocean<br />South – Indian Ocean<br />Southwest – Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea<br />West – Ural Mountain Range that divides Asia and Europe<br />
  4. 4. Land Area<br />Approximately 45 million square kilometers<br />Comprises about a third of the world’s land mass<br />From east to west, Asia covers a distance of 8, 500 kilometers<br />
  5. 5. Weather and Climate<br />Varying climates<br />Generally warm weather<br />Typhoons<br />Winter<br />Warm<br />Dry<br />Excessive rain; lack of rain<br />
  6. 6. Natural Resources<br />Surrounded by water, high mountain ranges, low valleys and plains<br />Highest points: Himalayas, Tibet, Siberia, Eastern China, Southern India, Arabian Peninsula<br />Varying plants and animals<br />Rich in minerals<br />
  7. 7. Major Topographic Features<br />Mountain Ranges: <br />Himalayas <br />Karakorum<br />Hindu Kush<br />Elburz<br />Caucasus<br />Pamirs<br />Kunlun<br />Tian Shan<br />Alatais<br />Urals<br />
  8. 8. Major Topographic Features<br />Mountain Ranges: <br />Himalayas <br />Karakorum<br />Hindu Kush<br />Elburz<br />Caucasus<br />Pamirs<br />Kunlun<br />Tian Shan<br />Alatais<br />Urals<br />
  9. 9. Himalayas<br />
  10. 10. Karakorum<br />
  11. 11. Hindu Kush<br />
  12. 12. Elburz<br />
  13. 13. Elburz in Iran<br />
  14. 14. Caucasus - Georgia<br />
  15. 15. Caucasus - Georgia<br />
  16. 16. Pamirs<br />
  17. 17. Pamirs<br />
  18. 18. Kunlun<br />
  19. 19. Major Topographic Features<br />Highest Mountains: <br />Everest (8,846 meters)<br />K2 (8,607 m)<br />Kanchenjunga (8,598 m)<br />Lhotse (8,511 m)<br />Makalu (8,481 m)<br />
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  21. 21. Everest<br />
  22. 22. K2<br />
  23. 23. Kanchenjunga - Nepal<br />
  24. 24. Lhotse - Nepal<br />
  25. 25. Makalu - Nepal<br />
  26. 26. Major Topographic Features<br />Largest Lakes: <br />Aral Sea (41,000 square kilometers)<br />Baikal (31,494 sq. km.)<br />Balkhash (18,900 sq. km.)<br />Caspian Sea (370,000 sq. km.)<br />Dead Sea (1,020 sq. km.)<br />
  27. 27. Aral Sea / Caspian Sea<br />
  28. 28. Baikal<br />
  29. 29. Dead Sea<br />
  30. 30. Major Rivers<br />Amu Darya<br />Brahmaputra<br />Chao Phraya<br />Euphrates<br />Ganges<br />Huang Ho<br />Indus<br />Irrawady<br />Irtysh<br />Jhelum <br />Jordan<br />Lena<br />Mekong<br />Ob’<br />Salween<br />Shinano<br />Tigris<br />Yalu<br />Yamuna (Jumna)<br />Yangtze<br />Yenisei<br />
  31. 31. Amu Darya<br />
  32. 32. Brahmaputra<br />
  33. 33. Chao Phraya<br />
  34. 34. Euphrates<br />
  35. 35. Ganges<br />
  36. 36. Huang Ho<br />
  37. 37. Indus<br />
  38. 38. Irrawaddy<br />
  39. 39. Irtysh<br />
  40. 40. Jhelum<br />
  41. 41. Jordan<br />
  42. 42. Lena<br />
  43. 43. Mekong<br />
  44. 44. Ob’<br />
  45. 45. Salween<br />
  46. 46. Shinano<br />
  47. 47. Tigris<br />
  48. 48. Yalu<br />
  49. 49. Yamuna<br />
  50. 50. Yangtze<br />
  51. 51. Yenisei<br />
  52. 52. Major Topographic Features<br />Lowest Area <br />Dead Sea Coast (295 meters below sea level)<br />
  53. 53. Environmental Issues in Asia<br />Soil exhaustion<br />Deforestation<br />Air pollution<br />
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  57. 57. Human Resources<br />Population density<br />Singapore<br />Mongolia<br />Urban centers<br />
  58. 58.
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  60. 60. East Asia<br />China<br />Mongolia<br />North Korea<br />South Korea<br />Japan Taiwan<br />
  61. 61.
  62. 62. South Asia<br />Pakistan<br />India<br />Sri Lanka<br />Nepal<br />Bhutan<br />Bangladesh<br />
  63. 63.
  64. 64. Southeast Asia<br />Myanmar (Burma)<br />Thailand<br />Cambodia<br />Vietnam<br />The Philippines<br />Indonesia<br />Malaysia<br />Brunei Darussalam<br />Singapore<br />Laos<br />
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  66. 66. Southwest Asia<br />Lebanon<br />Israel<br />Jordan<br />Turkey<br />Syria<br />Kuwait<br />Iraq<br />Saudi Arabia<br />Yemen<br />Oman<br />United Arab Emirates<br />Iran<br />Afghanistan<br />
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  68. 68. Central Asia<br />Azerbaijan<br />Armenia<br />Georgia<br />Russia<br />Kazakhstan<br />Turkmenistan<br />Uzbekistan<br />Kyrgyzstan<br />Tajikistan<br />
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  70. 70. Homework<br />Research on each Region<br />Location<br />Climate and Weather<br />Natural Resources<br />Human Resources<br />
  71. 71. Homework<br />Research on the pollution data of the assigned country<br />Water sample<br />Formulate a synthesis of the pollution situation in Asia<br />Out of the synthesis, paint a mural illustrating the pollution situation is Asia<br />
  72. 72. Homework<br />Suppose you are given the chance to study for one year in an Asian country of your choice. Write an essay explaining in twenty sentences why you have chosen that country.<br />

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