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______ variation in the landscape.
landforms
There are three major landforms:
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1. mountains
2. plains
3. plateaus
_________ rise high above the surrounding landscape.
Mountains
Many mountains grouped togethers are known as a ___ _____.
mountain range
The highest mountain range the world is the ______; the highest peak is ___ ___.
Himalayas

Mount Everest
What is the highest mountain in North America?
Mt. McKinley
What are some of the things mountains influence?
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1. weather/climate
2. vegetation
3. human settlements
_____ are wide areas of level land.
Plains
Plains located close to the coastal areas are known as ___ ____.
coastal plains
Plains are the most valuable landforms for ______.
farmers
Rivers bring water and sediment to plains called ______.
alluvium
Why is alluvium important?
Because it is rich in minerals for the soil.
_____ are wide areas of flat land that rise abruptly above surrounding lands.
Plateaus
Plateaus are often called ____.
tablelands
The most rugged plateaus of the world are often called _____.
highlands
The highest plateau in the world is the __ ___.
Tibetan Plateau