Subject: Social Studies
The Lifestyle in the Mediterranean Zone is moderate as the area is thickly populated, and has agricultural land and occupies 1% of total world land. Agriculture is the main occupation of people where they grow wheat, maize, olives, etc. The region is also known as 'Garden of the World' as it produces 70% of the world's export of fruits like oranges, lemon, grapes, apricots, etc. Other occupations are wine making, marketing, gardening, animal husbandry, mining and fishing, etc. The region also provides favorable sites for holiday resorts and the world’s largest film industry in Los Angeles.
Lifestyle in the Temperate Grassland Zone is diverse as are the people residing in this region. Kirghiz of Central Asia are pastoral people and eat cheese, milk etc. Native Americans are hunters and eat bison antelope, elk and other wild animals. Hottentots of Africa still live a nomadic life. Besides hunting, agriculture is also one of the major occupations of people where they mostly grow wheat and maize. The region is also the largest producer and exporter of wheat in the world. The people are also engaged in mining and manufacturing, etc.
The lifestyle in the Temperate Monsoon Climate is good as this region has the most productive parts with adequate rainfall, no prolonged droughts and warm cold season. Summer is the most suitable and also the busiest time for farming. China and Southern Japan account for one-third of the World's population. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people residing in this region. Paddy is the main crop, while other crops like rice, tea, mulberries, etc. are also grown. Besides agriculture, mining, industries, tourism, dairy farming, fishing, silk farming, etc. are other main occupations.
The lifestyle in the Temperate Oceanic Zone is good. The area is close to the seas and has sustained the people of the area with ease. The oceans and seas provide with food as well as tourism industry and other various sources. The temperature is moderate and the people have fishing, industries, etc. as their occupations.
Temperate grassland is called the greenery of the world because it produces an enormous quantity of wheat, maize and barley.
Prairies, steppes, pampas, downs are the major temperate grasslands. These are vast flat and undulating slopes. Since the grasses covered these lands for a long time, the land has become fertile due to presence of humus. Further, some of these grasslands are made by glaciers. The soil of these grasslands automatically renewed. So, a large amount of wheat can be grown in these grasslands by using machines. Temperate grassland has nutritious grasses. A big number of animals can be reared here at commercial scale. The manure of such animals can also be used in farms. It helps to increase the production of wheat. Therefore, temperate grassland is good for animal rearing and wheat farming.
Argentina shares most part of pampas grassland. So, a big number of animals are reared here for meat. Such animals are slaughtered near the port and some portion of meat is processed. The ship with large refrigerator takes such processed and raw meat to Europe. Australia has several sheep farms in temperate and tropical grasslands. Most of the sheep are reared for wool. The sheep are reared in dry and airy areas. Hence, they yield valuable wool. Australia has small population. Therefore, almost all the wool is exported to other countries except little portion that is kept for domestic use.
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