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ABC Book of Earth's Physical Features

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FC: Book of Earth's Physical Features | By: Tiffany D. 2nd Hr.

2: toll | Atoll - a ring-shaped coral reef or a string of closely spaced small coral islands.

3: ay | San Francisco Bay, located on the tip of San Francisco in Northern California. | Bay - a body of water forming an indentation of the shoreline

4: anyon | Canyon - a deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it.. | Grand Canyon, located in Northern Arizona

5: esert | Sahara Desert, located in Northern Africa | Desert - a region so parched and dry because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all.

6: scarpment | Escarpment - a long, precipitous, clifflike ridge of land, or rock, commonly formed by faulting of the earth's crust. | Niagara Escarpment, located in Southwest Ontario

7: lood plain | Flood plain - a flat plain along the course of a stream or river that is naturally subject to flooding.

8: lacier | Hubbard Glacier, located between Alaska and Yukon Bay in Canada. | Glacier - A large mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly

9: ighlands | Highlands - an elevated region or a mountainous region.

10: sland | Island - a piece of land completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent. | Laccadive Islands, located in a small union territory in India. | Laccadive Islands, located in a small union territory in India.

11: Fjord - a long part of the sea bordered by steep cliffs, usually caused by glacial erosion. | f | ord

12: la | Lake - a body of fresh or salt water the is surrounded by land at a medium size that is bigger than a pond. | e | Lake Superior, located in the northern part of Wisconsin and stretches between the Upper Peninsula of Michigan north to Ontario Canada.

13: agoon | Lagoon - an area of shallow water that is by the sea by low sandy dunes. | The Blue Lagoon, located in Iceland.

14: arsh | Marsh - a piece of low, wet land that is usually treeless.

15: mou | Mountain - a natural elevation of the earth's surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit. | tain | Mount. Everest, located in Nepal-Tibet. | Mount. Everest is about 29,028 ft. And the 1st person to climb it was during the year 1953.

16: cean | Ocean - a body of salt water that covers about 3 fourths of the Earth. | Atlantic Ocean, located between Africa, Europe, the Southern Ocean, and the Western Hemisphere.

17: rairie | Prairie - an area of grassland or meadow. | Tallgrass prairie once covered 142 million acres. And prairies once covered about 40% of the United States.

18: a | uifer | Aquifer - a geographical formation containing ground water usually for well, or springs.

19: iver | River - a natural stream of water going into different courses. | Amazon River, located in Brazil, South America. | The Amazon is the major South American river based in the Amazon basin. And it surrounds the Amazon Rainforest and covers territory belonging to nine nations: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

20: trait | Strait - a portion of water connecting two large bodies of water. | Palk Strait, which separates India from Sri Lanaka. | The Palk Strait is situated north of Adams Bridge, a chain of shoals between Sri Lanka and India. These are traditionally the remains of a causeway built by Rama, the hero of the Ramayana.

21: undra | Tundra - one of the vast, nearly level, treeless plains of the arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. | Arctic tundra, located in almost entirely in the Northern Hemisphere. | The tundra is known as the second most deadly environment in the world. And the word Tundra means "Tree less plain".

22: platea | Plateau - a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons. | Deccan Plateau, located in the south of the Gangetic Plain in India | The Deccan Plateau is also known as the Peninsular Plateau. And the large plateau in India.

23: olcano | Mount Vesuvius is about 17,000 years old. And is 1277 meters (4190 feet) | Volcano - a vent in the earth's crust through which lava, steam, ashes, etc., are expelled, either continuously or at irregular intervals. | Mount Vesuvius, located in southern Italy.

24: aterfall | Waterfall - a steep flow of water in a watercourse from a height. | Angel Falls, located in the Bolivar state of Venezuela. | Angel falls is the world's highest waterfall. And it is named after the person who discovered it and his name is James Crawford Angel.

25: g e | s e r | Geyser - a hot spring that sends up jets of water and steam into the air. | Castle Geyser, located in Yellowstone National Park, USA. | Castle Geyser is 3.65 metres in height. | And it's about between 5,000 and 15,000 years old.

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