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volcano
opening in the earth's crust
Bhotians
have enlarge hearts and lungs and depend on the yak
Hawaiian Mountains
these mountains are formed by volcanoes
importance of mountains
tress for building, paper, and fuel, mining,jewels, and rocks
Mt. Everest
highest mountain peak in the world
Heart of the earth
crust, mantle, inner core, and outer core
fold mountains
rock is forced up the ground when the plates move and a mountain is formed
Mountain jewels
diamonds, rubies, sapphires, gold and silver
hibernate
animals sleep during the winter
cement
is made from limestone
softwoods
aspen, pine, spruce, used for paper and fuel
Mountain animals
goats, marmots, sheep, yak, and reindeer
hardwoods
teak , ebony, mahogany-used to make furniture
How to save the mountains
plant trees, don't let animals graze in one area, national parks, plant trees
avalanche
heavy snow slips down the mountain side
altitude
measurement of height above sea level
rain shadow
one side of the mountain receives rain and the other little
treeline
this is the line where trees stop growing
snowline
the line of the mountain where there is no growth
deciduous trees
lose their leaves when it gets cold
coniferous trees
produce cones and are evergreens
acid rain
rain polluted by chemicals which can poison trees
camouflage
animals blend in with their surroundings