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Definition of the noun Altiplano

What does Altiplano mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: altiplanos

  1. A high plateau.


"Altiplano": A ravishingly shot environmental drama set in the High Andes of Peru. When a mysterious sickness afflicts a remote village, the superstitious inhabitants' fears turn to anger, which they direct against a team of European medics until one young woman learns the sinister truth about the source of the illness, to her own great cost.

Phrases with Altiplano

Phrases starting with the word Altiplano:

  1. Altiplano Grass Mouse
  2. Altiplano Chinchilla Mouse

Phrases ending with the word Altiplano:

  1. Colias Alexandra Altiplano
  2. Subspecies Colias Alexandra Altiplano

Other phrases containing the word Altiplano:

  1. Andean Altiplano Mouse
  2. Jelski's Altiplano Mouse

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Altiplano

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Google previewEarthquakes (2008)

Plate Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards by Timothy Kusky, Timothy M. Kusky

The Altiplano is a large, uplifted plateau ...

Google previewLake Titicaca (2012)

A Synthesis of Limnological Knowledge by C. Dejoux

ALAIN LAVENU The Altiplano is a vast intermontane basin in the Central Andes of Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, lying between the Western and Eastern Cordilleras (Fig. 1). It is about 2000 km long and 200 km wide with an altitude varying from ...

Google previewAll About Peru Gr. 3-5

The Altiplano is a large plain found in southern Peru. ______ 5. This area has flat plains, sand dunes, hills, and a few trees. 6. Huascaran is the tallest ...

Google previewClimate Change And Cultural Dynamics (2016)

Anthropology, Anthropology by CTI Reviews

The altiplano is an areaofinland drainage lying in thecentral Andes, occupying partsof Chile, Argentina, Bolivia,Peru and Ecuador. Midden: A midden, (also kitchen midden is an old dump for domestic waste which may consist of animal bone, ...

Google previewThe Biology and Utilization of Shrubs (2012)

by Cyrus McKell

The Puna or Andean Altiplano is a large high-level intermontane basin, at present covered with the sediments of extinct 0r shrunken lakes. Aridity increases southward with rainfall of 800—1000 mm/yr in the humid northern Puna and ...

Google previewArsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases; Arsenic 2010 (2010)

Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As-2010) by Jiin-Shuh Jean, Jochen Bundschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya

The Altiplano is a high altitude plateau located between the metasedimentary Cordillera Oriental in the West and the volcanic Cordillera Occidental of the Andes in the East (USGS & GEOBOL, 1992). The Poopó Lake is located between ...

Google previewCheese: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology (2012)

Volume 2 Major Cheese Groups by P. F. Fox

Bolivia Altiplano is a soft fresh cheese made from raw whole cows' and sheep's milk. This cheese was known at the time of the Incas and was made on the Altiplano. Its production has spread to lower areas but the technology has remained ...

Google previewGeodynamics (2016)

Earth sciences, Earth sciences by CTI Reviews

Location The Altiplano is an area of inland drainage (endorheism) lying in the central Andes, occupying parts of Northern Chile and Argentina, Western Bolivia and Southern Peru. Coble creep, a form of diffusion creep, is a mechanism for ...

Google previewThe Social History of Agriculture (2016)

From the Origins to the Current Crisis by Christopher Isett, Stephen Miller

Above the altiplano is a zone of permanent snow and frost that begins at five thousand meters, but having crossed the highest snow-covered peaks, and started on the eastern Andean escarpment, our traveler is welcomed by progressively ...

Google previewBolivia Pocket Adventures (2007)

by Vivien Lougheed

V THE ALTIPLANO Altiplano means high plain. It is high, but it is not a plain. Infact, it consists of volcanos, saltflats, dry rock formations and rolling hills. In Bolivia, the Altiplano runs from Lake Titikaka all the way to the Chilean border, a total of ...

Google previewBolivia (1998)

A Climbing Guide by Yossi Brain, Paula Thurman

The Altiplano is an elongated basin ...

Google previewUp the Andes (2010)

Travel the Andes from North to South from Top to Bottom by Gareth Morgan, Jo Morgan

The Altiplano is a plateau between two mountain ranges formed by the collision of two tectonic plates, which have buckled the earth's crust. The region of Uyuni was once ancient seabed, and it has survived its 3.5km journey skyward roughly ...

Google previewCosta Rica's Caribbean Coast (2014)

by Vivien Lougheed

THE ALTIPLANO Altiplano means high plain. It is high, but it is not a plain. In fact, it consists of volcanos, salt flats, dry rock formations and rolling hills. In Bolivia, the Altiplano runs from Lake Titikaka all the way to the Chilean border, a total of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth Science (2009)

by New York Academy of Sciences, Timothy M. Kusky

The Altiplano is a sedimentary basin caught between the mountain ranges of the Cordillera Oriental on the east and the Cordillera Occidental on the west. Lake Titicaca, the largest high-altitude lake in the world, is located at the northern end ...

Google previewThe Mountain Encyclopedia (2005)

An A to Z Compendium of Over 2,250 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People by Frederic Hartemann, Robert Hauptman

Altiplano The plateau area (high plains) in the Andes of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. Advancing across the Glacier for an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Minorities (2013)

by Carl Skutsch

The Altiplano, however, has little rainfall and reaches altitudes over three mileshigh that arealmost arctic. The Chaco also has little rainfall buthightemperatures. Differences in the Bolivianpopulation accompany the country's wide rangeof ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Management (2009)

These two types merge with each other and constitute the vast area of high- altitude Peru, Bolivia and northern Chile and northern Argentina referred to as the altiplano. In the Afro-alpine or tropicalalpine grasslands in the Old World the ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

The cool, dry Altiplano (High Plateau) lies between the two ranges. Tropical lowlands cover the east. Amazon rain forest covers the far north. The Bolivian Chaco region in the south is swampy in the rainy season but hot and desertlike for the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Psychology (2004)

Conclusions Further Reading GLOSSARY Altiplano The highlands of Peru. chacheeko Local name for a newcomer in Alaska. cold soaked Frozen. dehydration Loss of water in the body. desertification Land ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups around the World, 2nd Edition (2016)

Ethnic and National Groups around the World by James B. Minahan

6–3 million Homeland Aymaranaka occupies the high Altiplano plateau region in the Andes that stretches from southern Peru into western Bolivia and northern Chile. Flag The Aymara flag, the Qullasuyu Wipala, is a square bearing multiple ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth and Space Science (2010)

by Timothy M. Kusky, Katherine E. Cullen

The high, cold Atacama desert is located in the northern Chile sub-Andean range , and the high Altiplano Plateau is situated along the great bend in the Andes in Bolivia and Peru. The southern part of south America consists of a series of ...

Google previewWorld History Encyclopedia (2011)

by Alfred J. Andrea, Kevin McGeough, William E. Mierse, Mark Aldenderfer, Carolyn Neel

Early in the Quaternary, a vast lake, Mataro, occupied the northern and central Altiplano. Mataro's shoreline was more than 450 feet (137 meters) higher than today. Mataro eventually dried and then reappeared as Lake Cabana (1 million ...

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