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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 dictionaries 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 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 previewExploring the Wild and Domestic: Paleoethnobotany at Chiripa, a Formative Site in Bolivia (2007)

The Altiplano is a productive foraging area in well-watered areas, and the ability to identify the large number of grass seeds ...

Google previewNature Across Cultures (2013)

Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures by Helaine Selin

Because the altiplano is a largely flat basin, a change in lake level of 2.5 meters would only change the lake volume ca. 2.5%, but the area covered by lake waters could change up to 25%. Thus it is clear that within a single resident's lifetime, ...

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 previewe-Study Guide for: Climate Change And Cultural Dynamics (2012)

Anthropology, Anthropology by Cram101 Textbook 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 previewCheese: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology (1999)

Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology (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 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 figure 1. Map of the Poopó Basin and regions of study area. West and the volcanic Cordillera Occidental of the Andes in the East (USGS ...

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 previewWorld History, Journeys from Past to Present (2015)

by Cram101 Textbook 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. Ayllu: Ayllu is the traditional form of a community in the Andes , ...

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 between the two ...

Google previewThe Aymara of South America (2002)

by James Eagen

Altiplano Weather The Altiplano is a cold region. The average daily temperature is only about 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius). However, temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of the World's Minorities (2013)

by Carl Skutsch

Between them extends the Altiplano, a high, arid plain bordered on the north by the highest lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, which straddles the border with Peru. The central region contains the semitropical valleys of the Cordillera Oriental ...

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 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 ...

Google previewThe Browser's Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (2002)

by Mary Varchaver, Frank Ledlie Moore

altiplano • amicus curiae altiplano (ahl-tee-PLAH-noh) [American Spanish: high plain] Any plateau or large area of level land at a high elevation. this Andean snow-fed lake is, in fact, a remnant of an ancient inland sea that covered much of ...

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 previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

altiplano (al'ti-pla'no) A high mountain plateau. The most ...

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