Latin American Climate Zones By: Tavita Haleck
Latin American Climate Locations North Highlands, tropical wet South Marine west coast, arid East Tropical wet and dry, tropical wet, Humid subtropical West Tropical wet, Highlands, Mediterranean Northern Coastal Tropical wet, marine west coast Southern Coastal Marine west coast
Condition and Vegetation In the Amazon, basin and other tropical rainy regions are big rain forests. Here, a lot of tall, hardwood and softwood trees cover large areas. In the Amazon basin a lot of the forests are being cleared and burned to make land for settlement and farming different and a lot of crops. When the rainfall decreases, and the dry season begins, then the forests give way to grass. On the hot eastern sides of the Andes from Venezuela through Bolivia, plants change with increasing altitude. Tropics at the lower levels give way to subtropical trees, which don’t grow at higher altitude and are replaced by grasses. The high Andean plateaus and basins are all covered in grass. On southern Chile's rainy sides are big forests of beech, cedar, fir, and other middle latitude species.
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Columbian Exchange By: Tavita Haleck
New World and The Old World -Millions of years ago, The continental drift broke apart North and South America from Eurasia and Africa, causing a spatial diffusion. Separating the new and old world. -The separation lasted so long that weird things started to happen. Developing rattlesnakes on the side of the Atlantic and vipers on the other. - According to the internet, “Their artificial re-establishment of connections through the commingling of Old and New World plants, animals, and bacteria, commonly known as the Columbian Exchange, is one of the more spectacular and significant ecological events of the past millennium.”
Effects on plants animals and disease -When Europeans first touched the shores of the Americas, Old World crops such as wheat, barley, rice, and turnips had not traveled west across the Atlantic, and New World crops such as maize, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and manioc haven't traveled east to Europe. -The Columbian exchange of crops affected both the Old World and the New like Amerindian crops that have crossed oceans,Like maize to China and the white potato to Ireland. Germs that lived with the Old World’s dense populations of humans and animals as chickens, cattle, black rats, and Aedesegypti mosquitoes. There were also germs that had smallpox, measles, chickenpox, influenza, malaria, and yellow fever.
New and old world foods Animals llama, alpaca, dog, a few fowl, and guinea pig. cattle, donkeys and sheep Fruits pineapples, tomatoes, papaya, Strawberries. Apple, banana, grapes. Vegetables avocados, green beans, pumpkins. Carrots, cabbage. Other Plants quinine , tobacco, sugar cane, olives. *Part with line across is new world*
New and old world foods Cereals and grains Corn,barley,oats,rice,wheat Starchy roots manioc, peanuts, potatoes, sweet potatoes. Taro, yams beans, Lima beans, chickpeas Spices chili peppers, vanilla, black pepper, ginger. Drinks chocolate, coffee, tea Diseases syphilis, typhoid, yellow fever Legumes *Part with line across is new world*