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a large body of salt water. The earth contains four that together cover 75% of our planet's surface
ocean
a chain or set of islands grouped together
archipelago
a book of maps
atlas
one of the seven very large land masses of the world
continent
an independent political entity, also known as a state
country
dry land that receives very little rainfall and has little vegetation
desert
the study of the earth, with the mountains, bodies of water, countries, and people
geography
the study of the earth's crust, strata, and especially rocks
geology
part of an ocean or sea that extends into a land mass
gulf
a body of land surrounded on all sides by water
island
narrow neck of land connecting two larger land areas
isthmus
imaginary circle around the Earth, passing through the poles and cutting the equator at right angles
meridian
a portion of land surrounded on three sides by water
peninsula
a tract of grassland
prairie
wet, spongy land with abundant plant life
swamp