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ABC Book of Earth's Physical Features

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2: Atoll A ring shaped coral reef or string of closely spaced small coral island enclosed or nearly enclosed a shallowing lagoon.

3: Basin A natural or artificial hollow place containing water.

4: Canyon A deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it.

5: Desert A terrain with almost no water. Note: Deserts do not have to be warm.

6: Escarpment A long, precipitous, cliff like ridge of land, rock, or the like, commonly formed by faulting of fracturing of the earths crust.

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

8: Glacier A massive amount of ice made from snow falling.

9: High lands an elevated region or plataeu.

10: Island A tract of land that is completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be a continent.

11: Fjord A long narrow arm of the sea boarded by steep cliffs, usually formed by glaciers.

12: Lake A body of fresh or salt water of considerable size.

13: Lagoon An area of shallow water separated from the sea by low sandy dunes.

14: Marsh A tract of low wet land, often treeless and periodically inundated.

15: Mountains A natural evelation of the earths surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit.

16: Ocean the vast body of salt water that cover three fourths of the world.

17: Plain A wide area of land that has tall grass and no trees.

18: Aquifer A formation containing ground water.A natural stream of water.

19: River A natural stream of water.

20: Strait A narrow passage of water.

21: Tundra A treeless plain on an arctic ground.

22: Plateau A land having a relatively level surface raised above adjoining land on at least one side.

23: Valley A depression between two mountains.

24: Waterfall A steep fall or flow of water in a water in a watercourse from a height as over a precipice.

25: Geyser A hot spring that intermittently sends up fountainlike jets of water and steam into the air.

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