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earth

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canyon A deep narrow valley with steep, rocky slides. flowing along the bottom of the floor of most canyons is the river that created it by carving through the surroundings rock
ocean the entire body of salt water that covers nearly three-quarters of the earths surface
continental shelf a shallow underwater plain that is the veal under the outer edge of a continent. the continental shelf ends at the continental slope a cliff that plunges into the deep ocean floor
ocean ridge a massive mountain range lying at the bottom of the sea
gulch a small, narrow, rocky ravine. sometimes a violent mountain stream called a torrent races through a gulch
isthmus a narrow strip of land that does two things it connects two larger areas of land and it narrowly, separates two bodies of water.
forest a region thickly covered with trees and abundant under-brush. forests are also called woodlands or woods.
dune a mound or ridge of loose sand shaped by blowing winds.
desert a very dry and dosalate land that recieves little or no rain.
continent one of the seven great masses of land on earth.
bad-land a rocky wasteland that has been carved by erosion into intricate and fantastic shape
butte an isolated rocky hill or mountain with a small flat top.
continental divide long mountain ridgelines that detirmine the directions a continent rivers mile flow.
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