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Travel the World

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FC: ABC Book of Earth’s Physical Features Alexa P. Geography 2 |,C-0-60048-13.jpg

1: Atoll | An island that encircles a lagoon |

2: Bay | A broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward |

3: canal | An artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats |

4: delta | A landform found at the mouth of an ocean. | Fun Fact deltas are formed from the deposition of the sediment carried by the river as the flow leaves the mouth of the river |

5: escarpment | Fun Fact an escarpment is a transition from one series of sedimentary rock to another. | A long steep slope at the edge of a plateau. |

6: Flood plain | Fun Fact without a flood stage there would be no flood plain | An overflowing amount of water onto land |

7: Glacier | A large land mass covered in thick ice |

8: Highlands | A hilly area of land |

9: Island | An isolated area of land surrounded by water |

10: fJord | Fun Fact Many fjords are very deep it is assumed that the glaciers eroded the bottoms creating fjords. | A narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes |

11: laKe | A body of water separated from the ocean. |

12: Lagoon | A shallow body of water near sandbars or coral reefs. |

13: Marsh | Fun Fact there are many types of marshes including salt, tidal, wet vernal and many others | A tract of low, wet land |

14: mouNtain | A large land form that is very tall and usually ends in a peak. |

15: Oceans | A vast mass of water stretching for miles. |

16: Peninsula | Fun Fact another name for peninsula is spit | A part of land that sticks out into a body of water |

17: aQuifer | Fun Fact aquifers can create water in rocks | A geological formation containing ground water. |

18: River | A strip of water from the ocean that travels through the land. |

19: Savannah | A grassy plain with scattered trees |

20: A barren landscape that remains frozen throughout the year. | Tundra |

21: A hill that goes up but is straight at the top. | plateaU |

22: V o l c a n o | A part of land that sticks up containing magma. |

23: Waterfall | An area of water that drops off into a lake or pond

24: geYser | A spring in which hot water boils and shoots out of the ground | Fun Fact geysers are created by magma |

25: Thank you for reading my book I hope you enjoyed!

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