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Desert

A desert is an arid biome. They get less than 25 cm of rainfall a year. Another source defines it as "any region that can have a moisture deficit over the course of a year. In other words, they can have less rainfall in a year than they give up t ...

                                               

Death Valley

Death Valley is a National Park in the U.S. state of California. It is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in North America. It is a desert southeast of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Death Valley is a part of the Mojave Desert. It is the mo ...

                                               

Desert climate

Desert climate or Arid climate is a type of climate where precipitation is generally less than 250 millimetres a year. Low rainfall is a feature of deserts such as the Arabian, central Australia and the Sahara. It is a feature of continental inte ...

                                               

Libyan Desert

The Libyan Desert forms the northern and eastern part of the Sahara Desert. It describes that part of the Sahara that lies within the present-day state of Libya; it also historically describes the desert to the south of Ancient Libya, a territory ...

                                               

Sahara

This article is about the desert. The article about the country can be found at Western Sahara The Sahara, in North Africa, is the largest desert in the world except for Antarctica. The Sahara is the largest hot desert. It is bounded by the Atlan ...

                                               

Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert. It covers large parts of the Southwestern United States in Arizona and California. It also covers parts of Northwestern Mexico. This includes Sonora, Baja California and Baja California Sur. It is th ...

                                               

Wetland

In physical geography, a wetland is an environment that combines the properties of land and water. Wetlands are a distinct kind of ecosystem. The combination of wet and dry areas means that many more different kinds of plants, animals and insects ...

                                               

Bog

A bog is a wetland where peat builds up. Peat is layers of dead plant material - often mosses, in most cases, Sphagnum moss. It is one of the four main types of wetlands. Other names for bogs include mire, quagmire and muskeg. Frequently, as the ...

                                               

Fen

A fen is one of the four main types of wetland, and is usually fed by mineral-rich surface water or groundwater. Fens have neutral or alkaline water, with relatively high dissolved mineral levels but few other plant nutrients. They are usually do ...

                                               

Haskell-Baker Wetlands

The Haskell-Baker Wetlands is a nature preserve and wetlands. It is 640 acres big, and it is south of Lawrence, Kansas, United States. It is grouped with the Wakarusa River. It is maintained by levees and flood controls built in the 1990s. Baker ...

                                               

Mangrove

Mangroves are trees or shrubs that grow in salty water in hot places like the tropics. Mangroves make a special saltwater woodland or shrubland habitat, called a mangrove swamp, mangrove forest, mangrove or mangal. Mangroves grow on 1/3 of tropic ...

                                               

Okefenokee Swamp

The Okefenokee is a swamp, a National Wildlife Refuge and a U.S. wilderness area. It is shallow, 438.000 acre, peat-filled wetland straddling the Georgia–Florida border in the United States. The Okefenokee is the largest "blackwater" swamp in Nor ...

                                               

Kingsway tramway subway

The Kingsway tramway subway is a cut-and-cover tunnel in central London. It was built for The London County Council to join two tramway systems called the "North Side" and "South Side". Used by single-deck tramcars only, but an upgrade between 19 ...

                                               

Rapid transit

Rapid transit is the name for a type of railway which has trains that run very often and carry many passengers at one time. It is usually in a city or urban area and takes people in and out of it. Trains go between places very quickly because the ...

                                               

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings is a book written by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was first published in 1954. It is split in three parts, which are named The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The Lord of the Rings takes place in ...

                                               

Inaccessible Island

Inaccessible Island is an extinct volcano. It was last active six million years ago. Together with Gough Island, Inaccessible Island is a protected wildlife reserve, both make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gough and Inaccessible Islands. I ...

                                               

Arenal Volcano National Park

Arenal Volcano National Park is a national park in the northwest region of Costa Rica. It is between the mountain pass of the Tilaran Mountain Range and the Plains of San Carlos. A part of the park belongs to San Ramon.

                                               

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is an American national park in southwestern South Dakota. The park protects 242.756 acres of sharply eroded rocks, and the largest undisturbed prairie in the United States. The National Park Service manages the park. The S ...

                                               

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park in southwestern Utah. Its major feature is Bryce Canyon. Despite its name, this is not a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce ...

                                               

Campo Maan National Park

Campo Maan National Park is a national park of Cameroon. It is in the South Region in the Ocean department. It covers 64.064 hectare. The park was created in 2000 by combining the Campo Wildlife Reserve and the Ma’an Production Reserve. The biodi ...

                                               

Chirripo National Park

Chirripo National Park is a national park in Costa Rica. It is located in Talamanca Mountain, 20 km northeast of San Isidro de El General. This park forms part of La Amistad International Park between Costa Rica and Panama. Chirripo National Park ...

                                               

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park is a national park in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was created in 1902. It is the only national park in Oregon. The park includes the caldera of Crater Lake, the remains of the destroyed volcano Mount Mazama, and nearby ...

                                               

Garajonay National Park

Garajonay National Park is one of the national parks of Spain. It is located in the center and north of the island of La Gomera which is one of the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco. It is named for Alto de Garajonay which is the highest pe ...

                                               

Gotska Sandon

Gotska Sandon is a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea. It is located cirka 38 kilometres north of Fåro. The island is approximately 9 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide. Its area is approximately 36 km². The island mostly Gotska consists of sand ...

                                               

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a national park in the United States. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is along the Great Smoky Mountains, which are part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is the most visited national park in ...

                                               

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area, and Haida Heritage Site, is in the southernmost Haida Gwaii. It is often simply called as Gwaii Haanas, It is 130 kilometres off the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Gwai ...

                                               

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai i Volcanoes National Park is a national park in the U.S. state and island of Hawaii. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park was created in 1916. It includes The Mauna Loa, which is the Earths biggest volcano, and Kilauea, the Earths m ...

                                               

Irazu Volcano

Irazu Volcano National Park has one of the most active volcanos of Costa Rica. It is in the central mountain range at 31 km to northwest of the city of Cartago, 3.435 meters above sea level. It last erupted in 1963 and 1965. Irazu Volcano Nationa ...

                                               

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park is a national park in India. The park is home to two-thirds of the worlds great one-horned rhinoceroses. It is a World Heritage Site. It was named a Tiger Reserve by the government of India and an Important Bird Area by Bi ...

                                               

Khenifiss National Park

Khenifiss National Park is a national park in the southwest of Morocco, located near Akhfennir on the Atlantic coast in the region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra. It was established in 2006. The area of the park is 1.850 square kilometres. The nation ...

                                               

Marojejy National Park

Thus, abundant forest habitats Marojejy host a great diversity of life often original. This is confirmed by surveys of some groups of animals. For example: More species of birds are found only forest Marojejy but in no other place in Madagascar m ...

                                               

Masai Mara

Masai Mara National Reserve is a National Park in Kenya, East Africa. It was established in 1948 as a wildlife sanctuary, and has been made larger since then. Masai Mara is a game reserve type of park, meant to protect the animals on the savannah ...

                                               

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. The park was created in 1906 to protect some of the best preserved cliff dwellings in the world. It is a ...

                                               

New Forest

The New Forest is an area of southern England. It includes one of the largest remaining pieces of open pasture land, heathland and forest in the heavily-populated south east of England. It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east W ...

                                               

Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a national park in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. It is about 40 km north of Dồng Hới city. This national park is a UNESCOs World Heritage Site. It protects an area of primitive forest, caves and grottos. This na ...

                                               

Shiretoko National Park

Shiretoko National Park is a World Heritage Site in Hokkaidō, Japan. The park covers the Shiretoko Peninsula which faces the Sea of Okhotsk. The word "Shiretoko" is comes from an Ainu word sir etok ". It means "end of the Earth".

                                               

Shuklaphanta National Park

The Shuklaphanta National Park is a protected area in the Terai of the Far-Western Region, Nepal. It covers the area of 305 km 2. The area is covered by open grassland, forests, riverbeds and tropical wetlands. It is at an altitude of 174 to 1.38 ...

                                               

Sierra Nevada National Park

The Sierra Nevada National Park is a national park in Spain. It is in the Granada and Almeria provinces. Its area is 85.883 hectares. Sierra Nevada was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.

                                               

Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park is a national park in British Columbia, Canada. It is in the Canadian Rockies. The park has large ice fields and mountains, as well as many waterfalls. The name "Yoho" comes from a Cree word that is said in awe, probably becaus ...

                                               

Cairngorms

The Cairngorms is a group of mountains in the eastern part of Highlands of Scotland. It is usually linked with the mountain of the Cairn Gorm. The Cairngorms became part of Scotlands second national park on 1 September 2003. It was part of the te ...

                                               

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is a island fortification in Charleston, South Carolina. The fort was where the American Civil War began. On April 12, 1861, Confederate artillery opened fire on the fort. The Union garrison, under the command of Major Robert Anderson ...

                                               

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Jonathan Dickinson State Park is a Florida State Park and historic site in Martin County, Florida, between Hobe Sound and Tequesta. The park has many kinds of areas, such as sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, mangroves, and river swamps. The Loxaha ...

                                               

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is a World Heritage site. It is often called Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. The site covers 140.000 square miles of ocean waters that includes ten islands and atolls. The siz ...

                                               

Peak District

The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of the Pennines. It is mostly in northern Derbyshire but also includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Yorkshire. The area has two main parts. The norther ...

                                               

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean which now belongs to Ecuador. The islands are famous for having many native animals, including giant tortoises, that are found nowhere else on Earth. These animals helped Charles D ...

                                               

National park

A national park is a park or a area of land officially recognized and protected by a nations government. National parks are often made to protect the animals that live inside them or the land itself. There are many National Parks in the world. Th ...

                                               

Plaza

Plaza is a Spanish word related to "field" which describes an open public space in a city, such as a city square. In Spanish America, the plaza mayor of each city had three things: the cathedral, the cabildo or administrative center, and the audi ...

                                               

Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle is a traffic circle named for Christopher Columbus. The circle is in Manhattan, New York City. It is at the southwest corner of Central Park. This is where Eighth Avenue, Broadway, Central Park South, and Central Park West all mee ...

                                               

Gendarmenmarkt

The Gendarmenmarkt is a square in Berlin, and the site of the Konzerthaus and the French Cathedral and German Cathedrals. The centre of the Gendarmenmarkt is crowned by a statue of Germanys poet Friedrich Schiller. The square was created by Johan ...

                                               

Grand Festivities Square

Grand Festivities Square is a festival and parade ground in Zawraa Park, Baghdad, Iraq. It was built in 1986 by order of president Saddam Hussein to celebrate the victory of Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War. There is a large reviewing stand and pavilion ...