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Have you ever wanted to learn all
about the Arabian Peninsula, if so this essay is for you. The unique
geography and climate of the Arabian
Peninsula directly related to the way of life of the people. First,
you will learn about the physical
features and climate in the Arabian Peninsula. Second, you will learn
the surrounding bodies of land
and water. Finally, you will learn about the nomadic and sedentary
ways of life.
Now that you know the topics we will cover, we are
ready to explore the Arabian Peninsula.
The physical features included
mountains, oases, deserts, and a coastal pain. The mountains in the
Arabian Peninsula were 1,000 to 12,000
feet. Some moist winded from the Indian ocean bring 20 inches
of rain to the mountains each
year. The rain and elevation helps keep the temperatures in the
mountains cool. Oases occur were water
has been trapped under ground. Where oases are, the land is very
which makes plants able
to sprout. An oases size ranges from a few acres to large areas of
land. Although the oases are fertile,
the desert is harsh, hot, and dry. In the summer the temperature in the
desert usually rises to more then
120 degrees. “The northern portion of the Arabian Peninsula, merges
with the Syrian desert.”(http://en.wikipedia.org) At times winds
start up, causing blinding storms. Coastal plains though,
have a very
different climate from the desert. The air in the coastal plains is
damp, moist, and rain falls regularly.
The coastal plain ranges from
around 50 to 40 miles, inland. There are some dry riverbeds that go
though the coastal plain.
In the Arabian Peninsula there are
many different climates. The different climates depend on were
you are, in the Arabian Peninsula. Such
as, if you were in the desert it would be hot, harsh, and dry
suppose to if you were in the coastal
plain which is moist and damp. The mountains, oases,
deserts, and the coastal plain in the
Arabian Peninsula, all have different climates. For an example, the
Syrian desert in the Arabian
Peninsula, located in the northern portion of the Arabian Peninsula,
has a very hot and dry climate.
There are quite a few surrounding
bodies of land and water, around the Arabian Peninsula. The bodies
of land surrounding the Arabian
Peninsula includes, North Africa, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran. “The
Peninsula, is a mass of land, north-east of
Africa.”(http//:enwikipedia.org) It is also south-west of Asia,
between the Red sea and Persian gulf. Oases and the coastal plain,
taking up of less then 1% if the land,
can be used to cultivate
grain. The bodies of water surrounding the Arabian Peninsula
includes, the Red sea,
the Indian ocean, and the Mediterranean sea.
Finally there were two primary groups
of people living in the Arabian Peninsula. The first people to
live in the Arabian Peninsula were
nomads. Nomads living in the Arabian Peninsula were called Bedouins.
A nomad is a member of a
community of people which move from place to place. The
nomads migrated through the desert,
while raising live-stock. The live-stock included camels, sheep, and
After a while people
realized they could live a sedentary life, for they could grow
crops in places such as oases and the
coastal plain. “Sedentary means, permanently settled in one
”(Frey, 78) The reason they could grow crops in oases and
the coastal plain, was because the climate there
was moist and damp,
also very fertile. Unlike the desert were they would not be able to
live in one spot long,
because the climate is to hot and dry, for
them to grow crops. Though not all nomads gave up there nomadic
style for a sedentary life style.
Now that we have explored all the
topics of the Arabian Peninsula, we have learned several things.
All the things we learned include, the
geography and climate, surrounding bodies of land and water,
and finally nomadic and sedentary ways
of life. Now you should feel like an export on the Arabian
Kaelyn D lives currently in Santa
Cruz, CA. Santa Cruz CA. Is a beautiful
town, close by the
There are also many things in Santa Cruz to see and visit. Currently
she goes to Mission Hill
school and is in 7th grade. The Mission Hill middle
school's mascot is a maverick,
go Mavericks. She lives with her mom, dad, sister, and 4 pets. Her
pets include a dog, a cat,
two lizards. Her dog is a beautiful black Labrador retriever named,
Charcoal. In school, her
studies are english and gym, because she has some of her closest
friends in those
also because they are involved in her hobbies. Her hobbies that are
included in her
subjects in school are, writing and basketball. She plays basketball,
and has been on a
called Swish, for 3 years. Her hobbies include, drawing, photography,
and horseback riding. She also likes to sing, dance, and hang out
with her friends.
of her most favorite things to do in her free time, is to draw. She
has been drawing since
could grasp a pencil. Her favorite colors are blue, and white. She
once went to Mona-vista,
horse camp and was able to get first place in the end, when they had
a horse show. In the
she had ridden an Arabian, named Boggy. She is currently now about to
of Swish, and start horseback riding lesson, with her friend Mohini.
Another thing she
to do is go camping, with her family. She absolutely loves wild
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