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A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors (Texts in Regional by Mikhail S. Blinnikov

By Mikhail S. Blinnikov

 
Comprehensive and authoritative, this article deals an obtainable creation to post-Soviet Eurasia. scholars get an exceptional grounding within the actual, cultural, political, and financial geography of this quickly altering sector. middle thematic chapters concentration totally on Russia but in addition comprise suitable details at the different 14 former Soviet republics. neighborhood chapters offer concise discussions of every republic and of Russia's major areas. Student-friendly beneficial properties comprise enticing vignettes, evaluate questions, workouts, ideas for additional examining, and web assets. The volume's over 2 hundred unique maps, pictures, and different figures also are to be had on-line as PowerPoint slides.

 

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5. What role did the Bering land bridge play in the biogeographic history of North America? 6. Why was Siberia so poorly glaciated, compared to Scandinavia? Why was North America so well glaciated, compared to Eurasia? 7. What important coastal features can you mention? ). Try to find sufficient illustrations online that show different types of landforms and physical landscapes common to that mountain system. , eskers, drumlins, kames). One good area to start is the Valdai National Park, but there are many others.

Oceans play only a minimal role in forming the climates of Northern Eurasia, because they are too far away from most areas. The Arctic Ocean is frozen along most of the coast for about 6 months every year, thus climatically acting as a big snow field that gives no moisture to the interior. The Atlantic Ocean does have a strong moderating effect on the Kola Peninsula and the Baltic states (as it does on Europe), keeping them warmer than they should be, given their latitude. ╇ Russia is a huge northern country, more similar in its position to Canada than to the United States, and equal in size to both of them combined.

9). Only in the southern mountain belt does relief present some challenges to human travel and settlement. The jagged relief of the Caucasus and the Pamirs in particular, and the sheer size of these mountains, preclude easy travel across the ranges even today: there is only one year-round paved highway from Russia into Georgia across the main Caucasus range, for example. R. as measured by accidents was the Khorog-Osh highway, in the remote parts of the Pamirs in eastern Tajikistan. Relief may thus have played a role in producing cultures: Deep gorges separated by inaccessible mountain ranges made the Caucasus one of the most linguistically diverse areas on earth, as each group formed in relative isolation from others.

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