Tabernas Desert

Tabernas Desert

Photo of the Tabernas Desert: bare rocks under the sun that first turned the earth into salt. The Tabernas Desert has been depicted in many movies about the Wild West. Almeria Desert The Campo de Tabernas, Europe’s only desert, is deep in the eastern part of the Casta de Almería coast. 8 million years ago, …

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Greenland (Island)

Greenland is the largest island in the world, almost completely covered by ice, so its territory has never been sufficiently explored. Greenland’s climate is unfriendly to humans. Despite this, for thousands of years settlers from all over the world have flocked here. The largest island in the world Greenland’s main population, the Eskimos, are a …

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Great Salt Lake

Great Salt Lake

In the northwestern part of the U.S. mountainous state of Utah, which sprawls in the Rocky Mountains in the west, is the largest drainless area in North America: local lakes receive only water from surrounding rivers and precipitation, but no outlet to the sea. This vast – more than 500,000 km2 – area is called …

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Kathmandu (Nepal)

History Both geology and lore agree: in ancient times there was an enormous oval-shaped lake where Kathmandu valley was. In the middle of it, according to legend, grew a magic lotus flower. Bodhisattva Manjushri cut the rocks with his sword of Wisdom, water dripped through the breach, the former bottom of the lake became a …

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Glasgow (Scotland)

In the area of the present city of Glasgow people began to live at least since the Neolithic period. Later the Celts settled here and called the area “Glasgow” (in translation from one of the now defunct Celtic languages, Cambrian, it means “Green Valley”). The Romans also visited the region: on one of the suburbs …

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Paraná River

Paraná River

South American River The Parana is the second largest river in South America after the Amazon. Adjusting for the difficulties of translation, if we take the names given by the indigenous peoples of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina to the Parana River (this is the accent on the name pronounced in Spanish and Portuguese), their meanings …

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Appalachian Mountains

Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian Mountain System The Northern Appalachians start from Newfoundland Island, pass through the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, then across the United States to New York State, where the watershed between Northern and Southern Appalachia is marked by the Hudson-Mohawk Valley and the Hudson-Champlain Depression. The Southern Appalachians begin in the same …

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Himalayas (Mountain Range)

The highest mountain system in the world The Himalayas are the highest and most powerful mountain system on the entire globe. It is believed that tens of millions of years ago the rocks that make up the Himalayan Mountains formed the bottom of the ancient Tethyan Praocean. The peaks began to rise gradually above water …

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Great Dividing Range

Great Dividing Range

The Blue Mountains National Park gives the impression of a fairyland. And not only because of the eternal fog over them, but also because the landscape here is millions and millions of years old. Since the length of each meridian is 20,004,276 km, the Great Dividing Range occupies almost a fifth of its length. The …

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Erebus Volcano

Mount Erebus

As the sailing ships Erebus and Terror approached the solid strip of ice, the members of the expedition saw a tall white cone far to the south, over which clouds of smoke were rising. Captain James Ross was sure he had found Antarctica, but it was still only a volcanic island. Antarctica’s southernmost and most …

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