Fold mountains - the alps

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  • Fold mountains- The Alps
    • Forestry
      • Major industry
      • Coniferous trees mainly
      • Large scale deforestation
        • Logging companies
          • Fuel
            • Construction
              • Jobs
                • Pulp
                  • Paper
    • Hydro Electric Power - HEP
      • Flowing water
        • Produces power
        • No air pollution
        • Renewable source
      • Alps
        • glaciers melt
          • creating flowing rivers
        • Narrow valleys
        • Many lakes to store water
      • Guarenteed electrical power
    • Farming
      • Restricted
        • Valley floor is ideal
          • Land is flatter
            • Soil is deeper
          • Shelter from wind
        • Most farming is south facing
          • Warmer conditions
      • Most farming is dairy
        • Or sheep
          • Method called transhumance
            • Taken up higher areas in summer to graze
            • Winter tehy return to the farm
            • Allows crops to be grown in the summer months
    • Tourism
      • Garda and Lucerne
        • Very popular
          • In summer months
            • Activities include:
              • Walking
                • Climbing
              • Sailing
                • Hand gliding
              • Mountain Biking
        • Winter
          • snowfall
            • But sunny days
              • Val'disere
                • Lex deux alps
      • Popular with tourists
        • Due to
          • Good climate
          • In range of many countrys
          • Near many airports
    • Formation
      • Collision plate boundary
        • Collide
          • Eurasian plate
            • African plate
              • Form alps
                • Convection current
  • Tourism
    • Garda and Lucerne
      • Very popular
        • In summer months
          • Activities include:
            • Walking
              • Climbing
            • Sailing
              • Hand gliding
            • Mountain Biking
      • Winter
        • snowfall
          • But sunny days
            • Val'disere
              • Lex deux alps
    • Popular with tourists
      • Due to
        • Good climate
        • In range of many countrys
        • Near many airports

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