The Geography of Southern Nevada Las Vegas and Zion National Park

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  • The Geography of Southern Nevada Las Vegas and Zion National Park
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  • Use if you have Office 2007 (docx, pptx) Desert Oasis Drying Quenching Las Vegas Pssssssst! Cut- rate rooms in classy Vegas What Makes Las Vegas, Las Vegas Photos: LV, Red Rock, Zion NP Use of you have Office 97-2003 (doc, ppt) Desert Oasis Drying Quenching Las Vegas Pssssssst! Cut- rate rooms in classy Vegas What Makes Las Vegas, Las Vegas Photos: LV, Red Rock, Zion NP HTMLDesert Oasis Drying Quenching Las Vegas Pssssssst! Cut- rate rooms in classy Vegas What Makes Las Vegas, Las Vegas Photos: LV, Red Rock, Zion NP PDF for Everyone Las Vegas Visitor Statistics NOTE: Office 2007 and 97-2003 are fully formatted, look good, but may take a while to open. HTML is not as nicely formatted, but all content is there for quick opening and for MAC users.
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  • Weather and Climate The Geography of Las Vegas and Zion National Park
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  • Question 1 Weather and Climate A. Relate weather and climate to the water resource needs of Las Vegas and to farm regions in Nevada. B. Discuss how weather and climate has affected landforms in Zion National Park over millions of years, and how weather and climate relates to the water resource needs today. Average Yearly Rainfall Seattle 142 Las Vegas 4 Zion National Park 8 Water Sources Rainfall Colorado River Aquifers Water piped from other regions
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  • Population The Geography of Las Vegas and Zion National Park
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  • Las Vegas, Clark County Las Vegas Population Density Map LV has one of the Clark County, Nevada Clark County population growth. See next slide for enlargement.
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  • 1980 population = 463, 100 2008 estimated population = 2, 151, 200
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  • Question 2 - Population Discuss A. The forces that promote population growth in Las Vegas, and B. The forces that will limit or reduce population in Las Vegas The population of the City of Las Vegas in 2007 is just over 600,000 people; 1.1 million in the valley; and 1.4 million in Clark County. The total number of visitors to Las Vegas in 2007 was 39,196,761. U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts for Las Vegas U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts for Las Vegas Historical Las Vegas Visitor Statistics Historical Las Vegas Visitor Statistics FACTS
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  • Culture The Geography of Las Vegas and Zion National Park
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  • Cultural Architecture - Las Vegas Hotels Visiting cultures mixing with local cultures Red Rock Casino BellagioPallazzo Wynn Monte Carlo Luxor
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  • Question 3 - Culture Discuss A. The impact of Las Vegas culture on U.S. and International visitors. B. The impact of U.S. and International visitors on Las Vegas.
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  • Environment The Geography of Las Vegas and Zion National Park
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  • Question 4 - Environment Discuss A. The needs of water for Las Vegas versus the needs for water of Nevada farmers Craps vs. Crops B. The specific water resources for Las Vegas and its current and future impact on the environment. Note: Craps is a dice game played against other players or a bank.
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  • Political Geography The Geography of Las Vegas and Zion National Park
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  • Question 5 Political Geography Compare The needs of Las Vegas with Clark County The State of Nevada, and Surrounding Colorado Plateau States.
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  • Economic Geography The Geography of Las Vegas and Zion National Park
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  • Question 6 Economic Geography: Location Theory and Consumer Driven Supply Chain Using Location Theory, the next slide, and your own Internet searches Discuss A. Why Donald Trump chose this location for Trump Tower B. For the 136 Starbucks locations in metropolitan Las Vegas, discuss Starbuck's supply chain and how it is changing to meet consumer demand. Note: This question replaces Scenario 3 questions, but requires Location Theory and Consumer Driven Supply Chain information in Scenario 3 to apply to Las Vegas. Trump Las Vegas
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  • Trump International Hotel & Towers Las Vegas Fast Facts about Trump Tower The Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas is a 64 story building located on Fashion Show Drive near Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada named for famed real estate developer Donald Trump. It is located across the street from Wynn Las Vegas on 3.46 acres, and features both non-residential hotel condominiums and residential condominiums. The exterior windows are gilded with 24-carat gold. Tower 1 opened on March 31, 2008. It has been announced that Donald Trump, due to the overwhelming sellers response from his first tower, will build a second, identical tower next to the first tower. It is Las Vegan's tallest residential building at 620ft (190m).