Cultural History Test2

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are unwilling to recognize the existence of a powerful Creator, who made all things for a purpose, has at times interevened supernaturally in history, and will judge His creation at the end of time.


a violent upheaval or change in the earth's crust, especially a flood.


landmasses surrounded by water.

continental islands

island formed when chunks of land are split off from larger continents or when a piece of land that once linked an island to the mainland is erodoed or covered by water


every variation in the landscape.

Mountain Range

when many mountains appear together such as the Rocky Mountains.


are wide areas of level land.


Rock and soil deposited by a river.


are wide areas of relatively flat land, like plains, but they rise abruptly above surrounding lands.


rivers that feed other rivers.

river system

the main river and all of its tributaries.


bodies of water fully enclosed by land.


are arms of the ocean partially enclosed by land.


a sheltered body of deep water next to the shore.


areas of stagnant water often referred to as bogs, swamps, moors, fens, muskegs, or marshes.


are spongy areas that look dry but are covered with wet organic materials.


has visible standing water, and the main kinds of vegetation growing there are grasses and small water plants that survive with their roots submerged.

plate tectonics theory

the plates crash into and pull apart from one another, releasing energy from the earths interior and causing earthquakes and volcanoes.


are deep cracks in the earth's surface where two pieces of land have moved in diffrent directions.


the breakdown of rocks by water, plant roots, temperature changes, and the formation of ice and mineral crystals.


after weathering breaks down rock into small pieces, those materials are removed by the following forms of erosion.


the covering of air that surrounds our planet.


the solid part of the earth.


the water on the earth's surface.


the thin outer skin.


a layer of hot, plastic material.


a liquid outer core and a solid inner core.

hydrologic cycle

the process of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.


the typical weather in a region over a long period of time.


is the atmospheric conditions of a location at a specific moment in time.


are trees that produce their seeds in a cone. grow in cold, harsh subpolar climates where most other trees cannont survive.


lose their leaves during a particular season of the year. have flat, broad leaves and require much water and a growing season of atleast four months.


temperate grasslands.


the cold regions near the poles. support only limited vegetation.


remains frozen year-round.(the soil)

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