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Geography of the Great Plains

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AS Level GCSE Stuff Mind Map on Geography of the Great Plains, created by hollyweber on 10/19/2013.
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Geography of the Great Plains
  1. Landscape
    1. Gentaly rolling grasslands
      1. Slow flowing rivers
        1. In north: black hills (an area of extremes)
        2. Vegetation
          1. West (near rockys): short grass
            1. Towards east: taller grass (prairie)
              1. South: much drier
                1. Woodlands in some areas (but in general, lack of trees)
                2. Cilmate
                  1. All year: extreme temperatures, strong winds
                    1. Winter: blizzards, freezing cold
                      1. Summer: hot and dry with little rainfall
                      2. Wildlife
                        1. Locusts
                          1. Grasshoppers
                            1. Wolves
                              1. Buffalos
                              2. Extra info
                                1. Lie between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.
                                  1. Early European explorers found the Plains a very hostile environment
                                    1. Enormous size

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