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FC: Book of Earth's Physical Features | Elizabeth B. Hour: 3

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2: is for atoll | atoll - a ring-shaped coral formed chain of islands, island, or reef

3: is for basin | A basin is a natural depression or an enclosed area that dips toward the center usually filled with water.

4: is for Canyon | A canyon is a deep gorge that usually has a river running through it. | Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A. | The Grand Canyon is the largest canyon in the world and is carved by the Colorado River.

5: is for Desert | A desert is a waterless, desolate, barren land usually with sand. | Sahara Desert, Africa | The Sahara Desert is the biggest and hottest desert in the world.

6: is for Escarpment | Escarpment is a long, steep slope usually found near or at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights.

7: is for Flood Plain | A flood plain is an area, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding, of low-lying ground adjacent to river.

8: Is for Gulf | A gulf is a deep inlet, almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth, and is part of the sea | Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, By Mexico and the United States of America.

9: is for the Highlands | The highlands are mountainous or high areas of land. | The Highlands, Scotland

10: is for Island | An island is a piece of land completely surrounded by land. | Maui, Hawaii, United States of America | Galapagos Islands, Atlantic Oceans. The Galapagos Islands are home to species that are unique to the Islands, made famous by Charles Darwin.

11: is for Fjord | A fJord is a deep inlet of the sea in between high cliffs making it long and narrow. It's usually made by a submergence of a glaciated valley. | GeirangerfJord, Norway | The GeirangerfJord stretches for 10 miles and is 958 feet deep.

12: is for LaKe | A laKe is a considerable body of water or pool of liquid found inland. | Lake Superior, Minnesota, U.S.A. is 31,700 sq. miles in area and is a fresh water lake.

13: is for Lagoon | A lagoon is a shallow pond, sound, or channel near or connected to a larger body of water. | The Marovo Lagoon is the largest salt water lagoon in the world. It is part of the New Georgia Islands system.

14: is for Marsh | A Nest Full of Stars! | A marsh is a tract of soft wet land.

15: is for MouNtaiN | Who hides through the day, and comes out at night? | Rocky Mountains, Colorado and Wyoming, U.S.A., they rise 14,000 feet into the sky and is home to th eContinental Divide. | A mountaiN is a landmass higher than a hill.

16: is for Ocean | The ocean covers almost three fourths of the Earth surface, it is made of salt water.

17: is for Prairie | A prairie is an area of grassland that is large and open. | Hulunbuir Prairie, N. China, Asia is one of the three most famous prairies and is the largest prairie in China.

18: is for aQuifer | An aQiufer is a pathway or container for groundwater made of permeable rock.

19: is for River. | Nile River, Runs through Africa and is considered the longest river in the world at 4,160 miles in length. | A river is a stream of water that is large and natural that flows into another large body of water, like a channel, lake, or a sea. | Mississippi River, starts in Minnesota, North America.

20: is for Sea. | A sea is a large mass of salt water. | The Dead Sea is located on the border of Jordon, it is also known as the Salt Sea. It is the lowest elevation on Earth!

21: is for Tundra. | A tundra is permanently frozen flat, vast, treeless Arctic region. | In the Arctic Tundra the sun shines 24 hours a day and the average temperature is 10 - 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

22: is for PlateaU | A plateaU is a area of level ground, relatively high. | A plateaU usually has one or more steep sides and is about 1,500 feet tall.

23: is for Volcano | A volcano is a mountain or a hill that has rock, lava, or gas erupted from it. | Mauna Loa, Hawaii is the world's largest volcano . It looms 13,000 feet above sea level. | Volcanoes can grow and there are 1,500 active volcanoes around the world.

24: Niagara Falls, Ontario, North America, is 176 feet high, 1060 long, and 150,000 gallons of water volume. | is for Waterfall | A waterfall is stream water falling from a height.

25: A geYser is a hot spring that intermittently boils sending a column of water and steam into the air. | Old Faith Geyser, Wyoming, United States was named in 1870 and was the first geyser in Yellowstone National Park to be named. It is a cone geyser. | is for geYser

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