See Plate tectonics.
An activity in which a family produces only the food, clothing, and shelter they themselves need.
Subsistence farming: raising just enough crops or animals to feed the farmer’s family.
A political unit or community touching the central city’s borders or touching other suburbs that touch the city.
Location: East Africa Official name: Republic of Sudan Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1956 / 2011 Capital city: Khartoum Population: 34 million / 47 people per sq mile (18 people per sq km) Total land area: 718,722 square miles (1,861,481 square km) Language(s) spoken: Arabic, Nubian, Beja, Fur Main religions: … Read more
A ruler of a Muslim country.
On or about June 22, the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the northern tip of Earth’s axis is inclined toward the sun at an angle of 23.5 degrees from a line perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic. This is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. On or about December 22, the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the southern tip of Earth’s axis is inclined toward the sun at an angle of 23.5 degrees from a line perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic. This is the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.
Georgian (Russian) term for a dinner party, with many dishes and courses, toasts, and short speeches.
Location: South America Official name: Republic of Suriname Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1975 / 1975 Capital city: Paramaribo Population: 500,000 / 8 people per sq mile (3 people per sq km) Total land area: 63,039 square miles (163,270 square km) Language(s) spoken: Sranan (creole), Dutch (official language), Javanese, Sarnami … Read more
A community where residents can live and work in harmony with the environment.
Concepts and efforts to improve the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems.
The highest rate at which a renewable resource can be used without decreasing its potential for renewal.