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ABC Book of Earth’s Physical Features

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FC: ALPHABET BOOK | By: John T. Hour 3

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2: is for Atoll | An atoll is a reef in a ring shape.

3: is for Bay | A bay is the ocean water near a beach. | A famous example is the San Fransisco Bay | A famous example of a bay is the San Fransisco Bay.

4: is for Canyon | A canyon is a deep gorge and at the bottom their is sometimes a river | A famous example is the Grand Canyon | A fun fact about the Grand Canyon is that it can be 277 miles long and 18 miles wide!

5: is for Desert | A desert is a very sandy and baron land. | A famous example of a desert is the Sahara Desert. | A fun fact is that the Sahara Desert covers over 9,000,000 square kilometers and is the largest hot desert in the world.

6: is for Escarpment | An Escarpment is a cliff-like surface that changes altitude between the land.

7: is for Flood plain | A flood plain is a plain near the same level as a river and has a very high chance of flooding

8: is for Glacier | A glacier is a large chunk of slow moving ice

9: is for Highlands | A Highland is a place that has a very high level of elevation | A famous example is the Scottish Highlands. | An interesting fact is that they have a thing called the Highland games in Scotland. | Another Fact is that the highlands are very lightly populated.

10: is for Island | An island is a piece of land surrounded completely by water | A famous island is Alcatraz island

11: is for fJord | The kites are flying in the sky. | A fjord is two cliffs along the sea that are across from each other. | A few famous fjords are the Norwegian fjords.

12: is for laKe | A lake is a pool of water and is surrounded by land | A famous example is the Okanagan lake. | An interesting fact about the Okanagan lake is that some people think the Ogopogo monster lives in that lake. | The lake is about 232 meters deep

13: is for Lagoon | A lagoon is a part of the ocean but is separated by a low sandbank or a coral reef. | A famous lagoon is the blue lagoon.

14: is for Marsh | A marsh is a wet and flat area that is often treeless. | A famous example of a marsh is the Hackney marsh.

15: is for mouNtain | Mount Everest is a famous example of a mountain. | A mountain is a hill that is usually over 2000 ft in elevation. | Mt. Everest's tallest peak is 8,848 miles high! | Wind at the top of Mt. Everest can get up to 118 miles/hour!

16: is for Ocean | A ocean is a very big area of salt water. | A famous ocean is the Atlantic ocean. | Interesting facts are that the Atlantic ocean has the highest level of salt in the water and the mid-Atlantic ridge is about 990 miles long!

17: is for Prairie | A prairie is a very flat and usually treeless land.

18: is for aQuifer | A | An aquifer is a geological formation that holds water

19: is for River | A river is a large stream that flows in a general direction. | A famous example of a river is the Jordan river. | A fun fact about the Jordan river is that it is 156 miles long! Another fact is that it has the lowest elevation level of all the rivers in the world.

20: is for Savanna | A Savanna is a plain with seasonal rain and has scattered tree growth. | A famous example of a savanna is the Serengeti savanna.

21: is for Tundra | A tundra is a almost completely flat and treeless land that sometimes is snowy.

22: is for plateaU | A plateau is a really flat area that will abruptly go up in elevation from the normal elevation of the land. | A famous example of a plateau is the Roan plateau.

23: is for Volcano | A volcano is a hole in the earth's crust that spews out lava, ash and many other hot things. | A famous example of a volcano is Mount St. Helens.

24: is for Waterfall | A waterfall is a sudden drop of water from higher then the original water level.

25: is for geYser | A geyser is a hot spring that every now and then will shoot out steam upwards.

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