The Alps case-study

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Location: Central Europe e.g. Italy and Switzerland

Human activities: Farming-Winter sports-Tourism-Deforestation/Logging.

Formation of the Alps:

.Geosyncline- A large depression in which sediment has been deposited into it.

.Anticline- The upfolds of folded rock.

.Sycline- The down folds of folded rock.

.Nappes- When the rock has been severly folded and faulted it forms these.

How people have adapted to living in the Alps:

.Steep relief: Goats are farmed there because they're well adapted to live on steep mountains. Trees and man-made defences are used to protect against Avalanches and rock slides.

.Poor soils: Animals are gazed in the upper-most areas


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