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Seven large land masses
continent
land surrounded on three sides by water
example: Florida
peninsula
narrow neck of land connecting two larger land areas
isthmus
book of maps
Atlas
a chain of islands grouped together
archipelago
half of the earth's surface
hemisphere
fairly flat area of treeless country
plains
land mass that is highter than a hill
mountain
dry land that receives very little rainfall
desert
large, flat-topped landform found in western U.S. The word is Spanish for "table."
mesa
study of the earth's crust, strata and rocks
geology
body of land surrounded on all sides by water
island
a deep valley with high, steep slopes
Hint: There is a grand one in the U.S.
canyon
imaginary circle around the Earth, passing through the poles
Prime Meridian