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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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FIGURE 7.17 A map of the world’s arid lands.

What does a comparison of this map with the Map of World Population Density (inside back cover) suggest?

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The suggestion regarding the comparison between the map of the world’s arid lands (figure 7.17) and the map of world’s population density (inside back cover).

Explanation

Figure 7.17 shows the distribution of lower and middle latitude world deserts and steppes lands. The deserts typically have central core areas of arid climate, surrounded on the boundaries by transition zones of semi-arid steppe climates. The steppe lands are transitional areas between humid climates and deserts that are located close to the desert regions.

By examining world population map and world arid lands map, it is concluded that the population density in arid and semiarid regions are less when compared to the tropical, subtropical, and savanna regions...

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