California, the Last Frontier

By Robert Durrenberger; G. Etzel Pearcy et al. | Go to book overview
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Study Guide
A careful study of the following questions and problems will provide the student with a useful self-check to ensure that he has absorbed the information contained in this Searchlight Book. Hopefully, it will also provide a stimulus to further study about the state of California.
TERMS TO DEFINE
Mediterranean Union Pacific Coast Ranges
Climate Aerospace Central Valley
Redwood Imperial Valley Davidson Current
Douglas Fir Salton Sea Amenities
Chaparral California Aqueduct Mother Lode
Pleistocene Ground Water Southern Pacific
Fort Ross BART Migrant Workers
Pueblo Bristlecone Pine Research and
Californios Strait of Anian Development
Lode Cascadia Central Valley
Agribusiness Klamath Mountains Project
Cascades El Camino Real Owens River
Peninsular Ranges Presidio Smog
California Current Rancho NAWAPA
"Slurbs" Placer Metropolitan Water
Death Valley Panama Route District
Central Pacific Modoc Plateau

ESSAY QUESTIONS
1. Describe the winter weather of California.
2. Discuss the influence of the Pacific Ocean on the climate of California.
3. What are the principal contributions of the mountainous regions of California to the economy of the state?

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