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  • Page 214
  • This is the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau. Two major rivers start here, the Yellow River and the Chang Jiang river. Despite the rivers, the plateau is still very dry.  Mount. Everest is apart of this mountain range. Also the Himalayas lie on the southern part of the plateau. 
  • Page 215
  • This is the Taklimakn Dessert. The name was originated from the idea of it's very strong winds it which cause huge sand dunes to shift and change and which also cause sandstorms. Its name means "once you go in, you will not come out." Legend says that three-hundred cities and two people were buried six-hundred feet under the sand dunes. 
  • Page 215
  • The Gobi Dessert has very few sand dunes. Most of the ground of the desert is stony. The surface is made of small pebbles and tiny bits of sand. The vegetation is sparse. Plants tend to be very small and are widely spaced apart     
  • Page 216
  • In the Northeastern Plain there is an oases for animals to drink out of and to grow crops. The climate could vary from sizzling hot in the summers to freezing cold in the winters. Most vegetation grew near the oases where there was water. 
  • Page 217
  • In the North China Plain, a common name is "Land of the Yellow Earth". It is called this because most of the ground is covered in yellow limestone silt. One of the most muddiest rivers, Huang He, runs through the plain. The river is one of the longest in the world and flows through the North China Plain. It carries the limestone silt that helps fertilize the surronding lands making the plain to be a good place to grow crops and settle in.  
  • Page 218
  • The climate in the Chang Jiang Basin is warm and wet. One reservoir in the basin is called the Chang Jiang river. The river fstarts high in the western mountains, flows theough three plains, and settles in a delta. Its deposits help make the surrounding land very fertile. Sine the land is fertile, there is lot's of vegetation.  
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