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4. Map projection; rectangular, major distortions near poles
48. Type of natural vegetation (evergreen and seasonal trees)
14. Region type: Defined by central place and surrounding area
58. What would happen if Earth's Core could not be released?
37. Water current that runs south along western shore of africa, near Cape Verde
7. Where something is located in relation to something else
3. Map projection; shows size and shape perfectly but distance is distorted
18. 'sphere: layer of gas
42. Type of climate region (steppe, desert)
63. Subdivisions of religons
6. Precise point where something is located
9. Degree of latitude of Tropic of Capricorn (add direction)
31. Avg. date of Spring (vernal) equinox
34. Prevailing Winds in polar zones
46. Type of natural vegetation (thickets of woody bushes and short trees)
25. Wearing away of earths surface
33. Revolution of Earth in days
49. Area of lush vegetation in otherwise dry area
40. Effect that makes the winds/current in the northern hemisphere rotate clockwise , and wind/water currents in the south rotate counter-clockwise
47. Type of natural vegetation (evergreen trees)
22. Plate movement: Sea plates pull apart, causing rifts
27. Large piles of debris left by glaciers
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8. Degree of latitude of Tropic of Cancer (add direction)
19. 'sphere: part of earth supporting life
53. Direction Earth rotates
39. Water current that gives Europe a temperate climate
13. Region type: Defined by common characteristic
12. Degree of longitude of International Date Line (add direction)
24. Process that breaks down Earth's rocks into smaller pieces
1. Map projection; good balance between size and shape
61. Name year earth's population reached 1 billion, 3 billion, 6 billion, 7 billion
44. Type of climate region (marine, mediterranean, humid subtropical/continental)
64. Everyone's favirote country
2. Map projection; minor distortions, poles have most distortion
57. What hemisphere is Africa NOT in?
55. Career name: weather forcasters
52. If there was a map of Earth and a map of Chicago, which would be 'large scale'
59. Frequently windless areas near equator
21. Plate Movement: Lighter plate dives below heavy plate; can cause underwater mountians
36. Prevailing Winds in tropical zones
23. Fertile yellow, gray soil deposited by wind/fertile soil
15. Region type: Defined by popular feelings and images
5. Map projection; circular; usually used for showing hemispheres
51. Most efficent path for global travel
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38. Water current south of US
10. Degree of latitude of Arctic Circle (add direction)
20. Plate movement: heavier plate dives beneath lighter plate
60. Frequently windless areas near tropics
41. Type of climate region (savanna, rainforest)
16. 'sphere: Earths crust
32. Avg. date of Fall (autumnal) equinox
45. Type of climate region (Subarctic, Tundra, Icecap)
35. Prevailing Winds in temperate zones
30. Avg. date of winter solstice
17. 'sphere: water
29. Avg. date of summer solstice
62. Name one negative effect of urbinizaion
26. Name one cause of erosion?
28. Process of turning seawater into freshwater
50. Permanently frozen subsoil
54. Career name: mapmakers
56. Why does mantle move
11. Degree of latitude of Antarctic Circle(add direction)
43. Type of climate region (high elevation)

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