Geographic Features of the World by yurtgc548

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									Geographic Features of the
        World
    A Historical look into how
  Geography influences life and
           exploration.
                        Bay
• An area of water
    bordered on three
    sides by land.
•   Ancient Explorers
    used bays as loading
    and unloading places
    because of their calm
    waters.
                       Delta
• A landform where the
    mouth of a river flows
    into an ocean, sea,
    desert, or lake.
•   Great tool for
    navigating an
    unknown land.
                     Island
• Any piece of land that
    is completely
    surrounded by water,
    above high tide.
•   Places of rest on a
    journey and provided
    calmer seas around
    them.
                       Lake
• A body of water on a
    body of land. A vast
    majority of lakes on
    Earth are fresh water,
    and most lie in the
    Northern Hemisphere
    at higher latitudes .
•   Source of fresh water
    and habitation.
                      Mountains
• A mountain is a
    landform that extends
    above the surrounding
    terrain in a limited area.
•   A mountain is generally
    steeper than a hill.
•   Barrier of exploration.
    – Hard to cross
                   Savannah
• Savannas are
    characterized by
    grasslands
    surrounded by trees,
•   Grazing animals
    provide a source of
    food for travelers.
                            Mesa
• is an elevated area of
    land with a flat top
    and sides that are
    usually steep cliffs.
•   Good for surveying
    the land.
                         Strait
• A strait is a narrow
    channel of water that
    connects two larger
    bodies of water, and
    thus lies between two
    land masses.
•   Calm waters for
    explorers.
                    Swamp
• A swamp is a wetland
    that features
    temporary or
    permanent pools of
    rain water
•   Can be dangerous.
                      Valley
• In geology, a valley
    is a land between two
    mountains.
•   Cut by a river or
    glacier.
•   River valleys provided
    avenues of travel.
                     Capes
• Land that is
    surrounded by water
    on three sides.
•   Rough waters
                      Rivers
• A river is a natural
    waterway, which
    moves water across
    the landscape from
    higher to lower
    elevations.
•   Provided travelers
    and traders with a
    highway. for travel.

								
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