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These peoples everywhere left an invaluable record of themselves and their w a y of life, as well as of a manifold animal life-which nowadays would no longer b e able to survive in these areas. T h e fauna depicted includes not only gazelles, antelopes and ostrich, but a great number of representations show species n o w limited to the savannas of tropical Africa : elephant, both the single and the two-horned rhinoceros, hippopotamus and giraffe. The African elephant is a woodland or parkland biotype, requiring immense quantities of green fodder daily and a perennial supply of good water, the condi- tions necessary for the rhinoceros are similar.
Isotherm; 3. approximate position 01 180 C. isotherm during a glacialpluvial phase; 4. modern semi-aridzone belonging to humid climatic province in pluvial times;5. semi-aridzone in pluvial times; 6. arid zone during pluvial times; 7. extension of inland seas in pluvial times. Hypothetical moisture zones refer to the moisture classification of C. W. Thornthwaite. ) 36 Climatic change in arid regions since the Pliocene subordinate to that of increased precipitation and a lengthened rainy season.
Pronounced in these 'naturally' dry lands than in These north-eastand south-east trade-windsconverge areas rendered arid through primary features of the upon the equatorial low pressure belt or intertropical general atmospheric circulation. These deserts of convergence zone (ITC). The trades form a strong, lower latitudes are due to the planetary phenomenon steady current over the oceans and the western sides k n o w n as the 'trade-wind belts'. T o understand this of the continents. They are characterized by the ill be necessary first to so-called trade-wind inversion, at which altitudinal dynamical mechanism it w illustrate and define some basic concepts.