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On a map of the world, locate North and East Asia, the Pacific Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean. On a map of East Asia, locate the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, the Gobi Desert, the Himalayas, and the Huang He (Yellow) and Chang Jiang (Yantgtze) Rivers. On a map of North Asia, locate Siberia and the Yenisey, Lena, and Kolyma rivers.




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Pacific Ocean: (bordering) Japan and Taiwan

Arctic Ocean: (bordering) Russia

Sea of Japan: (bordering) North Korea, South Korea, and Japan

Yellow Sea: (bordering) China, North Korea, and South Korea

East China Sea: (bordering) China, Taiwan, and Japan

Gobi Desert: (contained by) China and Mongolia

Himalayas: run along the border between China and central Asian nations of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan

Huang He (Yellow) River: (contained by) China

Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River: (contained by) China

Siberia: a region within Russia, running along its northeastern border with the Arctic Ocean

Yenisey River: (contained by) Russia (Siberia) running near the border with Mongolia

Lena River: (contained by) Siberia in northern Russia; this is one of the longest rivers in the world, and its delta is teeming with wildlife.

Kolyma River: (contained by) Russia (Siberia); the river is frozen for most of the year

On this map, yellow is Eastern Asia, blue is North Asia
On this map, yellow is Eastern Asia, blue is North Asia






Sources:
Book:
Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts, H.J. de Blij and Peter O. Muller, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008

Web sites:

National Geographic article on the Lena River Delta
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld/profiles/g200/g160.html

story of a traveler’s journey rowing the length of the Yenisey River in Siberia
http://www.timcopejourneys.com/index.pl?page=44

more info on the Yenisey River
http://www.angusadventures.com/yeniseyriver.html

info on the Kolyma River
http://www.mapsofworld.com/russian-federation/geography/kolyma-river.html

pictures of the Kolyma River and other rivers by marine biologists (with group PARTNERS) studying rivers
http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/partners/kolyma.html

Maps:
U Tx libraries
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/asia.html

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http://encarta.msn.com/map_701513156/Himalayas.html

http://encarta.msn.com/map_701517782/Yenisey.html