Of Mice and Men– Tension in Chapter 3
Of Mice and Male. Andes Fold Mountains Measurements Length of Andes: 7,000 km Typical Height of Andes: 4,000 m Width of Andes: 500 km Nations the Andes Covers: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela How were the Andes formed? The Andes were formed due to the compression, the act of tending to come together from different direction of plate border, just off the western coast of the continent of South America. The oceanic crust is being required against the continental crust which forms the continent of South America.
The accident causes it to build up which triggers deformation (changing shapes) and uplift of the continental crust forming fold mountains (in this case the Andes). On the other hand the denser oceanic crust is required under the continental crust back into the mantle. This process is called subduction and generates magma, which rises towards the surface forming volcanoes which in turn add to mountain building. Farming The mountain slopes of the Andes are used for a range of farming practices.
The very best land can be discovered on the valley floors, however the system of the balconies dug into the valley sides and held up by maintaining walls has actually been utilized to bring the arrive at the valley sides into food production. The flat terraces help to hold up water in a region where most crops are grown in the lower locations and consist of soybeans, rice and cotton. Nevertheless, the primary essential crop of the Andes is the potato, and there are hundreds of different varieties discovered in the mountains.
Most farming is for survival, with the food grown for individual usage (self-feeding), but there is some industrial farming as well. Llamas have historically been used a lot in the Andes, as a form of transportation and carrying products for watering and structures or goods. Alpaca, a relative of the Llama, has been utilized to produce some of the finest cloth understood to guy, and is also produced in the Andes mountains. These animals can carry over 25 percent of their body weight (125-200kg) which is still understood today, this usage still exists.
The male llamas are useful as a type of transportation and the women are utilized for meat, milk, and their wool I s used in clothing as well as carpets. Mining The Andes Mountains consists of an abundant mixture of minable products that are both really important and really helpful. Their existence of large deposits of coal, oil and natural gas, iron ore, gold, silver, tin, copper, nitrates and Bauxite (for aluminum) within the Andes mountains. The Yanacocha cash cow in Peru is the biggest cash cow in the world.
It is an open cast mine and the rocks including the gold are blasted with dynamite. The rock is then sprayed with hazardous cyanide and the gold extracted from the resulting service. This can pollute water products. In 2005, 30,000 the neighboring town of Cajamarca has actually grown from 30,000 when the mine began to 240,000 individuals. However, this development brings lots of issues, in addition to an absence of services and an increased crime rate. Hydroelectric Power
Hydroelectricity power is an advantage for steep slopes and narrow valleys that limits farming and gives it a substantial capacity as an area to produce hydroelectric power. The narrow valleys are perfect to dam as it cuts costs, and the steep relief increases water velocities enabling electrical energy to create. Snow melt fuels the majority of the water system, but this implies that hydroelectricity power production is a downside and can be lowered to small amounts in winter. Tourist There are numerous natural attractions in the Andes such as mountain peaks, volcanoes, glaciers and lakes.
Peru is a huge market for tourism and Inca Path basically covers 50km of old pathways linking together old Inca settlements in the unwelcoming mountains of the Andes. It is South America’s finest known trek and is among only 23 World Heritage Sites to be categorized as essential both naturally and culturally. The rail is covered in 4 days and covers around 45km, and ends up with dawn at the “Lost City of the Incas” at Machu Picchu. The trail is strictly managed, and just 200 travelers are permitted to start out on the path every day.