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ABC book Earth's Physical Features

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1: Archipelago | Archipelago - a gathering of islands | A famous Archipelago is Hawaii, USA

2: Butte - a isolated hill with steep sides

4: Canyon - a deep gorge, with a river running through

5: The Grand Canyon is a famous canyon | Did you know that the bade of the Grand Canyon is 1/3 of the earths age, and the oldest human artifacts found their were 3000-4000 yrs, old

6: Delta - a triangular tract of sediment. | Delta - A triangular tract of sediment that is deposited at the mouth of a river

7: Escarpment - A long steep slope, one side of a plateau

8: Escarpment - A long steep slope, one edge of the plateau. | Flood Plain - An area of low lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding.

9: Glacier - a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the compaction of snow on mountains | The Hubbard Glacier is located between Yukon Bay and Alaska | Did you know that the worlds biggest glaciers are ice sheets, and that you can tell how dense the glacier is by the color.

10: Highland - An area of high or mountainous land.

11: Island - A piece of land surrounded by water | Fiji is located in the Southwest Pacific | Some cool facts about islands are there are over 2 million islands on this earth, and did you know that Hawaii gets more viitors in 10 days than Tahiti does in 1 full year

13: fJord - A long deep inlet of the sea between cliffs | A famous Fjord is located in Gelranger, Norway (has no name)

14: laKe - A piece of water surrounded by land

15: Lake Superior is located in Canada, Minnesota, Wiscoinson, and Michigan.

16: Lagoon - A stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef. | The blue Lagoon in Iceland is famous. | A fun fact about lagoons are a children's series was named " My Teacher from the Black Lagoon

17: Marsh - An area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times.

18: Mountain - A large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill. | Mount Everest us a well know place, located in Nepal and Tibet | Mt, Everest is the tallest point on earth standing 29,028 ft. tall, and 2,700 people have successfully climbed Mt. Everest

19: Oasis - A fertile spot in a desert where water is found.

20: Peninsula - A piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water. | Florida Peninsula is a famous peninsula that is located in the United States.

21: aQuifer - A body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.

22: Rain forest - a forest with heavy annual rainfall. | The Amazon forest is a large Rain forest in Brazil, South America

23: Sea - The expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth's surface and surrounds its landmasses. | The Dead sea is located east of Jordan and west of Israel. | The Dead sea got its name because no marine life could live their because of its high salt content, and its not even a sea its a salt water lake.

24: Tundra - A vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen.

25: PlataUe - An area of fairly level high ground. | The Roan Plateau is located in Colorado, United States

26: Valley - A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it. | Death Valley is located between California and Nevada | Death Valley is the lowest, driest and hottest place in the U.S. Also over 1 million people visit Death Valley Annual park a year

27: Waterfall - A cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline. | Yosemite Falls is a good place to go if wanting to see the falls Located in California, USA

28: GeYser - A hot spring in which water intermittently boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air. | Old Faithful is a famous Geyser located in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

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