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Loess Plateau

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The Loess Plateau, also known as the Huangtu Plateau, is a plateau located around the Wei River valley and the southern half of the Ordos Loop of the Yellow River in central China. [1]

40 relations: Agriculture in China, Alemannic German, Ceramic, China, Climate change, Communist Party of China, Deforestation, Desertification, Ecosystem, Edgar Snow, Gansu, Geologic time scale, History of China, Inner Mongolia, Jade, Loess, Loess Hills, Mao Zedong, Ningxia, North China Plain, Ordos Plateau, Palouse, Plateau, Provinces of China, Red Star Over China, Ruby, Sediment, Semi-arid climate, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Silk Road, Silt, Susan Whitfield, Sustainability, Wei River, Yan'an, Yaodong, Yellow River, Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau, 1556 Shaanxi earthquake.

Agriculture in China

Agriculture is a vital industry in China, employing over 300 million farmers.

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Alemannic German

Alemannic (German) is a group of dialects of the Upper German branch of the Germanic language family.

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Ceramic

A ceramic is a non-metallic solid material comprising an inorganic compound of metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds.

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China

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Climate change

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years).

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Communist Party of China

The Communist Party of China (CPC), also referred to as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China.

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Deforestation

Deforestation, clearance, or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use.

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Desertification

Desertification is a type of land degradation in which a relatively dry area of land becomes increasingly arid, typically losing its bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife.

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Ecosystem

An ecosystem is a community made up of living organisms and nonliving components such as air, water, and mineral soil.

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Edgar Snow

Edgar Parks Snow (17 July 1905 – 15 February 1972) was an American journalist known for his books and articles on Communism in China and the Chinese Communist revolution.

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Gansu

Gansu (Tibetan: ཀན་སུའུ་ Kan su'u) is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the northwest of the country.

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Geologic time scale

The geologic time scale (GTS) is a system of chronological dating that relates geological strata (stratigraphy) to time.

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History of China

The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC,William G. Boltz, Early Chinese Writing, World Archaeology, Vol.

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Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia, officially the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region or Nei Mongol Autonomous Region (Ѳвѳр Монголын Ѳѳртѳѳ Засах Орон in Mongolian Cyrillic), is one of the autonomous regions of China, located in the north of the country.

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Jade

Jade is an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties, which is featured prominently in ancient Asian art.

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Loess

Loess (from German Löss) is a clastic, predominantly silt-sized sediment that is formed by the accumulation of wind-blown dust.

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Loess Hills

The Loess Hills are a formation of wind-deposited loess soil in the westernmost part of the U.S. states of Iowa and Missouri along the Missouri River.

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Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong (December 26, 1893September 9, 1976), commonly known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.

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Ningxia

Ningxia (pronounced), officially the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR), is an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China located in the northwest part of the country.

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North China Plain

The North China Plain is based on the deposits of the Yellow River and is the largest alluvial plain of China.

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Ordos Plateau

The Ordos Loop is a large rectangular bend of the Yellow River in central China.

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Palouse

The Palouse is a region of the northwestern United States, encompassing parts of southeastern Washington, north central Idaho and, by some definitions, parts of northeast Oregon.

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Plateau

In geology and physical geography a plateau (or; plural plateaus or plateaux),is also called a high plain or a tableland, it is an area of a highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain that is raised significantly above the surrounding area, often with one or more sides with steep slopes.

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Provinces of China

Provincial-level administrative divisions or first-level administrative divisions, are the highest-level Chinese administrative divisions.

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Red Star Over China

Red Star Over China, a 1937 book by Edgar Snow, is an account of the Communist Party of China that was written when it was a guerrilla army and still obscure to Westerners.

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Ruby

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide).

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Sediment

Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particles.

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Semi-arid climate

A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not as low as a desert climate.

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Shaanxi

Shaanxi is a province of the People's Republic of China.

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Shanxi

Shanxi (postal: Shansi) is a province of China, located in the North China region.

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Silk Road

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West.

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Silt

Silt is granular material of a size between sand and clay, whose mineral origin is quartz and feldspar.

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Susan Whitfield

Susan Whitfield is an English historian and librarian who worked at the British Library in London, England.

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Sustainability

Sustainability is the process of change, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.

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Wei River

The Wei River is a major river in west-central China's Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.

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Yan'an

Yan'an is a prefecture-level city in the Shanbei region of Shaanxi province, China, bordering Shanxi to the east and Gansu to the west.

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Yaodong

A yaodong or "house cave" is a particular form of earth shelter dwelling common in the Loess Plateau in China's north.

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Yellow River

The Yellow River or Huang He is the second longest river in Asia, after the Yangtze River, and the sixth longest river system in the world at the estimated length of.

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Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau

The Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau or Yungui Plateau is a highland region located in southwest China.

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1556 Shaanxi earthquake

The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake or Huaxian earthquake or Jiajing earthquake was a catastrophic earthquake and is also the deadliest earthquake on record, killing approximately 830,000 people.

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Huangtu, Huangtu Plateau, Huángtǔ gāoyuán, Loess plateau, Loess plateaus, Shaanbei Plateau, Shansi Loess Region, 黃土高原, 黄土高原.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loess_Plateau

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