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FC: BOOK | 2012

1: Archipelago | An Archipelago is a chain or cluster of islands.

2: Bay | A broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward | San Francisco Bay is a famous bay.

3: A deep gorge,typically one with a river flowing through it. | Canyon | The Grand Canyon is 1 mile deep and 18 miles wide!

4: A dry, barren area of land. | Desert | D | The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world!

5: A long, steep, slope. | Escarpment | The Hamilton portion is the worlds largest escarpment.

6: A flat or nearly flat land adjacent a stream or river that stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls. | Flood plain

7: Don't think: Look! -Ludwig Wittgenstein | A slowly moving mass or river of ice. | Glacier

8: An area of high or mountainous land. | Highland

9: A piece of land surrounded by water. | Island | Easter Island is the most popular island by tourists!

10: A long, narrow, deep inlet of sea between high cliffs. | FJord | Norway is home to the most beautiful fjords!

11: A Lake is a large body of water surrounded by land. | LaKe | Minnesota has more than 10,000 lakes! | Caspian Sea is the name of a famous lake.

12: A stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef. | Lagoon

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

14: A large natural elevation of the Earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding. | Mountain | The tallest mountain in the world is Mt. Everest at 29,029 feet!

15: A fertile spot in a desert where water is found. | Oasis

16: A large area of flat land with no trees. | Plain | Salisbury Plain is famous for its history and archeology.

17: A body of preamble rock that can contain or transmit ground water. | AQuifer | Yarkon-Taninim is a famous aquifer.

18: A ridge of jagged rock, coral, or sand just above or below the surface of the sea. | Reef | A famous reef is called the Barrier Reef which is located in Australia.

19: The expanse of slat water that covers most of the Earth's surface and landmass. | Sea

20: A vast flat treeless region in which the subsoil is permanently frozen. | Tundra

21: PlateaU | An area of relatively level high ground | A famous Plateau called the Roan is located in western Colorado.

22: 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. | Volcano | Etna is the worlds most active volcano!

23: A cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline. | Waterfall | Kerepakupai meru is the worlds largest waterfall!

24: GeYser | A hot spring in which water intermittently boils sending a tall column of water and steam into the air | Old Faithful, which is located in Wyoming at Yellowstone Park is a huge tourist attraction.

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