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FC: live well, laugh often, love much | 2011 | ABCBook Earth's Physical Features

1: A Book by: Tyler Cromwell

2: Aranuka of Kiribati the largest atoll in the world. | A is for Atoll A ringed shaped reef,Island,or chain of Islands formed of coral

3: B is for Bay - A broad inlet of sea where the land curves inward | Did you know the Hudson Bay is the largest bay in the world Ask.com | Definitions dictionary.com

4: C is for Canal - an artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships where it diverges for irrigation | Did you Know the oldest canal is the Great China canal?

5: Did you know the worlds Most famous delta is the Nile river? | the triangular tract of sediment deposited at the mouth of a river typically where it diverges into several outlets | D is for Delta | Definitions dictionary .com

6: E is for Escarpment - a long steep slope, one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights | Definitions dictionary.com

7: F is for Flood Plain - level land that may be submerged by flood waters or a plain built up by stream deposition. | Definitions Merriam wester dictionary | What is the worst flood plain? Huang He (Yellow) River, China the worst floods by death toll.com

8: G is for Glacier - A slow moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains near the poles | Definitions form dictionary.com | What is the worlds largest Glacier in South America? – Perito Moreno Glacier Green pack.com

9: Did you know that the most populated highland is in Brazil - Pico de Neblina about.com | H is for Highlands - The area of high mountain land

10: I is for island a piece of land surrounded by water | Definitions form dictionary.com | Did you know Bishop Rock is the smallest island in the world? | http://didyouknow.org/islands/

11: J is for FJord - a long narrow deep inlet of sea between high cliffs as in Norway and Iceland typically formed by submerged of a galaxy valley. | Did you know that Scores by Sund is the longest fJord in the world?

12: K is For Lake - a large body of water surrounded by land | Did you know that Red Lake both upper and lower are the largest lake in Minnesota DNR.COM | All Definitions are from dictionary.com

13: L is for Lagoon a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sand bank on coral reef | Did you know that Lake Piso, the largest lake in the African country of Liberia, is a lagoon?

14: M is for Mouth of river - A river also known as the base level | all definitions form dictionary.com | Did you know that the mouth of a river is a good place for fishing?

15: O is for Oasis a fertile spot in a desert were water is found | die you know that Muckti Shun-koo is a famous Oasis

16: N is for Mountain A large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level a steep hill. | Mont everest is an example of a mountain

17: P is for peninsula - a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water. | Did you know Baja California Peninsula is located in Northwest Mexico?

18: Q is for Aquifer - a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit ground water. | is the Memphis Sand aquifer | An a example of a aquifer is

19: R is for Rainforest - a luxurious dense forest rich in biodiversity found typically in tropical areas with consistently heavy | An example of a Rainforest is The Amazon

20: S is for strait - a narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two large areas of water | One strait that was formed by tectonic activity is the Strait of Gibraltar

21: Cherish The Ones You Love | T is for Tundra a vast treeless Arctic region of Europe Asia and north America in witch the subsoil is permanently frozen.

22: U is for Plateau - an area of relatively high ground. | Plateaus are sculpted by geologic forces that lift them up and the wind and rain that wear them down into mesas, buttes, and canyons. An example of a plateau The highest and biggest plateau on Earth, the Tibetan Plateau in East Asia, resulted from a collision between two tectonic plates about 55 million years ago

23: V is for Volcano a mountain or hill, typically conical, having a crater or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor, and gas are or have been erupted from the earth's crust. | Mount Vesuvius is a example of a volcano.Mount Vesuvius has gone on record for the ash falling as far away as Constantinople in Istanbul - a good 1,200 km away!

24: W is for Waterfall a cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline. | Example of a waterfall is Niagara Falls.Niagara Falls is famous for it's three large waterfalls, and the horseshoe-like shape of the Canadian Falls.

25: Y is for Geyser a hot spring in which water intermittently boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air. | Example of a Geyser is Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park. Did you know Yellowstone, as a whole, possesses close to 60 percent of the world's geysers?

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