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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 205
Professor
John Yackel
Semester
Winter

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GEOG 205 – February 14, 2014 80% of the world’s population is in one of the primary clusters Sparsely Populated Regions - Dry Lands o About 20% of world’s surface o Desert belt – crosses the entire African continent o Deserts tend to match other deserts found at similar latitudes o World’s major deserts - Wet Lands World Population Growth – A Historical Perspective - A very slow evolutionary process – perhaps 4 million years or longer - First ‘hominids’ – the Rift Valley of East-Central Africa - Confined to Africa until about 1 million years ago - First human ancestor to spread beyond Africa –
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