North America and Canada Chapter 7

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alluvial soil

soils deposited by streams or rivers.

arable

fit for growing crops.

barrier islands

Ocean waves and currents create these long narrow islands by depositing sand in shallow water.

basins

a lower area of land, generally surrounded by mountains.

bilingual

able to speak two language.

colonies

a territory controlled by peole form a foreign land.

corn belt

stre4tches from Nebraska to Ohio.

dairy belt

located north of the Corn Belt, where summers are cooler and soils are rockier and less fertile.

fall line

the boundary between the Piedmont and the coastal plain.

gentrification

When young professionals who buy run-down houses and restore them.

hot spot

a place where magma wells up to the surface from Earth's mantle.

lichen

small plants that consist of algae and fungi.

megalopolis

a group of cities that have grown into one large, built-up area.

metropolitan area

a city and its surrounding built-up areas.

natural hazard

events in the physical environment that can destroy human life and property.

newsprint

an inexpensive paper used mainly for newspapers.

piedmont

an area at or near the foot of a mountain region.

plantations

large farms that produce one major crop.

silicon valley

located south of San Francisco became the country's leading center of computer technology.

smog

Automobile and factory exhaust creats this.