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Chapter 1, Lesson 2: California's Regions (pp. 12-18)

I. Four Regions

II. The Coast

    A.The northern coast's cool and wet climate helps thick forests grow.

    B. The sunny southern coast attracts people who prefer a warm climate.

III. The Central Valley

    A. The Central Valley's land is some of the most productive farmland in the world.

    B. The Valley's hot and dry climate in the summer and cooler and wet climate in the winter make it perfect for growing.

IV. The Mountains

    A. Over half of the land in the state is covered with mountains.

    B. Rangers at Yosemite National Park continue to spread the word about nature that John Muir began in 1868.

V. The Deserts

    A. Hundreds of types of plants and animals live in the extreme climate of the desert regions of the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert.

    B. People, such as the Fort Mojave tribe, also live in the desert.

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