By Ian D. Whyte
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On current trends the Arctic could be totally free of ice in summer by the end of the C21. ard See light plough. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Covering 6% of England and Wales: designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 as a second tier of protected areas. Smaller, less highly valued and sometimes less accessible than national parks. arroyo Systems of gullies in SW USA cut into fertile valley-ﬂoor deposits. Widely believed to have been the result of human activity; a range of processes have been blamed, including logging, overgrazing and soil compaction.
This fell to under 300,000 by 1996 but has been increasing again since then (Crouch & Ward 1997). Alternatively ‘allotment’ refers to areas of land allotted to proprietors in C18–C19 parliamentary enclosure awards in lieu of extinguished common rights. g. where a tributary on a steep valley side reaches the valley ﬂoor. Alluvial fans may be attractive to cultivation and settlement on account of their fertility, if not too stony, but are potentially vulnerable to ﬂash ﬂoods. alluviation The deposition of alluvium in river valleys and ﬂood plains.
Woodlands created since AD1600 are ‘recent’. Some species, such as small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata), are conﬁned to ancient woodlands and a few hedges and are valuable as indicator species (Anderson 1990, Rackham 1986, 2006). Andes Mountain chain 7,000 km long in S America. 4000BC, if not earlier, the domestication of the potato and other plants allowed a sedentary lifestyle, with the creation of terrace cultivation and irrigation 32 Andes | Annales School systems and signiﬁcant alteration to the landscape.