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

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