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Tropical deserts, occurring between about 15° and 30° north and south of the
equator, include the Sahara of northern surface receives such limited rainfall.
Deserts are concentrated in high-latitude, circumpolar areas and in two
1883, Tongue River Indian Reservation, Montana Territory), chief of the northern
Cheyenne who led his people on a desperate trek from confinement in Indian
Territory (Oklahoma) to their home in Montana. Five months after Lieutenant ...
Almost all conifers, which are also called softwood, or gymnosperm ("naked-
seeded"), trees, are evergreen. The most common include species of northern
pine (of the genus Pi- nus), spruce (Picea), Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga), cedar (
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