The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world. It covers 1.4 billion acres. Majority of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil, but it is also in the surrounding countries. Within the Amazon rainforest, 10% of the world’s known species live and 20% of the world’s bird species. There are around 2.5 million different insects and over 40,000 different species.
The landscape of the park is dominated by the Paine massif, which is an eastern spur of the Andes located on the east side of the Grey Glacier, rising dramatically above the Patagonian steppe.Small valleys separate the spectacular granite spires and mountains of the massif.These are:French Valley (Valle del Francés), Valle Bader, Valle Ascencio, and Valle del Silencio (Silence Valley). The well-known lakes include Grey, Pehoé, Nordenskiöld, and Sarmiento. The most highly trekked route in Torres del Paine National Park is called the ‘W’.Total length of the circuit is 4 to 6 days and total distance is approximately 70 kilometers.The "W" circuit often gets mentioned among the world’s top trails. The Torres del Paine "O" Circuit (6–10 days) is the full loop around the Cordillera del Paine—the "W" plus the more remote backside that gets fewer trekkers. All told, the total distance of the "O" is approximately 110 kilometers depending on side hikes.
Denali is found in the Alaska Mountain Range expanding from Lake Clark in Alaska to the White River in Canada. It is not only the tallest mountain in North America, but also the third tallest in the world, measured at 20,310 feet behind Everest and Aconcagua (1, Figure 1). Interestingly enough, Denali is actually three and one-half vertical miles from its base, meaning it is one mile taller from the base to summit than Mt. Everest (5). The first attempt to climb Denali was in 1903 by James Wickersham, but he was unsuccessful.
The temple was dedicated in September 1945 by LDS President George Albert Smith, and cost just under a million dollars, almost double the original estimate of $500,000. The two storied, 70,000 square foot temple had 38 rooms. The first floor included a cafeteria, dressing rooms, offices and a chapel; the top floor held 13 ceremonial rooms; and the basement housed the baptismal font, designed by Torlief Kanphus and supported by twelve stylized Art Deco, white bronze (a nonporous alloy highly resistant to corrosion) oxen representing the tribes of Israel. Interior materials and features including monumental bronze doors, hardwood panels, and marble slabs from France, Italy and Utah contribute to the building’s
Mexican-Americans are the largest Hispanic group representing nearly 50 percent of the total Hispanic population and is the largest minority population in the U.S. (comprising 31.8 million). A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by Pew Research Center. By far the largest segment of the Hispanic population (61.2%) is of Mexican origin and resides primarily in the southwestern states of California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Mexicans are by far the largest Hispanic-origin population in the U.S., accounting for nearly two-thirds (64%) of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2012(Gonzales, Applewhite, & Barrera, 2015). To put this in perspective
ornata inhabits the central and southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico from the Rocky Mountains in the west to the Mississippi River in the east. Generally speaking, the northernmost reaches of its range include South Dakota and Wisconsin, and the southernmost boundary of its range occurs in northwestern Mexico (Terrapene ornata, n.d.). Found at elevations from sea level to approximately 21,000 feet (6,500 meters), with the average being approximately 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) of elevation, the species prefers a year-round temperature span of 77 to 86° F (25 to 30° C) (Terrapene ornata, n.d.). While the two subspecies share an overlapping range in the Great Plains of the United States, T. o. ornata occurs primarily in the central United States in the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. On the other hand, T. o. luteola occupies Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas up to the fringes of the desert in the southwestern United States as well as the states of Chihuahua and Sonora in northwestern Mexico (Terrapene ornata,
This area runs from east to west along the Equator and is more than 6,000 km (3,700 m), Cameroon and Gabon are to the west, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Rift Valley are to the south. The capital of the CAR is Bangui and Brazzaville is the capital of ROC. This is the second largest rainforest in the world and covers most of the Congo River Basin and west coast of Africa (Haggett 2002). The Congo River is the second largest river in the world and runs along the borders of the ROC and DRC. For over a million years the Congo River has deposited rich mineral sandy sediments; however, the soil is poor due to the amount of rainfall that washes away the rich mineral deposits (Congo Republic Dashboard; Haggett, 2002).
Only one of the three, Devils Gate Dam, which was constructed on Arroyo Seco, was built in the River system. Over 3700 check dams (small dams) were built in over 60 mountain canyons. This was the era of big dams in the United States and several more were built in those
The first thing I think of when I take a look at the Grand Canyon or even think about the Grand Canyon is how long has it been there and how did it even get there? The age of the Earth and the Grand Canyon is both a question of science and biblical interpretation. The discussion of the topic I am writing my essay about today has been debated over many of years. The Grand Canyon is huge which makes me wonder where all of those rocks came from. In this essay I am going to tell you about the dating of the rocks of the Grand Canyon and old earth vs. new earth and compare and contrast the two.
The average elevation of Tibet is 4000 meters, known as the "roof of the world". It is the largest and tallest plateau in the world. The population of agriculture and animal husbandry accounts for 80% of the population (About 3175500 accounted in the end of 2014) in the whole region. Tibet has abundant water resources, and there are more than 1500 large and small lakes in Tibet. It is the highest Lake area,
GREAT SALT LAKE: Great Salt Lake we all know is the largest natural river located in the West of Mississippi River. It is approximately 75 miles long and about 35 miles wide. How did the Great Salt Lake originated? Initially Great Salt Lake is a part of Lake Bonneville. Lake Bonneville is a great ice age lake that rose dramatically from a small saline lake 30,000 years ago.
The Rio Grande The fourth longest river in the U.S., the Rio Grande, originates in the Rocky Mountains at the southwestern part of Colorado, twisting like a snake across the Southwest, passing through fertile valleys, amazing canyons, mountains, and desert shelves, and eventually emptying into the Gulf of Mexico. Early occupants of the Rio Grande region were Native American hunters and gatherers dating back to prehistoric times. It was homeland to more than forty indigenous groups, including those from the Pueblo Indian, the Tompiro Indians, and the Coahuiltecans. In 1749, Spanish colonists arrived to establish settlement on behalf of Spain. The Spanish invaded the indigenous people’s homeland transforming its inhabitants by introducing a
The Salmon River is the longest river running entirely within a single state, and remains the longest contiguous undammed river left within the continental United States (Carrey & Conley, 1978) and it provides approximately 20% of the water in the Snake River and accounts for 70% of the remaining salmon habitat for the entire Columbia River Basin (Tang et al., 2012). After 425 miles the Salmon River merges with the Snake River just north of Riggins in Idaho County. The Salmon River emerges from the Frank Church Wilderness headed west, turns north briefly and then turns west again to form a confluence with the Snake River, dividing the state of Idaho into two different time zones: Pacific Time north of the Salmon River and Mountain Time south
Enlarged westward for nearly 200 miles to the Manti-la-sal Mountains of central Utah. Immediately the town of southwest, tributaries of the Colorado river carved through the edge of the high Uncompahgre Plateau that borders the Colorado for some distance, and the most scenic area, about 10 by 5 miles, is contained within the national monument. This accommodates the four main canyons, trimming into the upland for several miles, with some small ravines, remote towers and pinnacles and numerous sandstone
The largest city in the state consisting of 956,023 individuals as recorded in 2013. The population is broken up in the following by race: 60.6% White, 26.8% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 0.003% Pacific Islander, 5.4% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. 13.3% of the population