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Study Guide : Landscapes and Landforms: Landscapes

Geography - Landscapes & Landforms

Series : Planet Earth - Deserts

There are two types of deserts - hot deserts and cold deserts. Deserts are characterised by sand dunes, rock and gravel

HOT DESERTS  are located along the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

COLD DESERTS  are located closer to the Arctic and Antarctic Circles

Series : Planet Earth - Mountains

Mountain Landscapes are formed by tectonic plates on the Earth's surface pushing against each other. This movement and pressure causes the shape of the land to change. The land is pushed up in a vertical direction and over time forms mountains.

Series : Planet Earth - Fresh Water

A riverine is a landscape formed by the natural movement of a water system such as a river. A riverine landscape includes the ecosystems in and around the area of a river.


Series : Planet Earth - Caves

Karst landscapes are extremely unstable areas of land. A  karst landscape is formed when the rock below the surface of the land (such as limestone) is worn away by slightly acidic water from an underground source or a source on the Earth's surface.These flows of water form unique features such as caves, stalactites, springs and sinkholes.


Series : Planet Earth II - Cities

Human landscapes are created by people.

Features include elements of infrastructure such as buildings, roads, transport, energy, sewage and telecommunication systems. It  incorporates some natural geographical features in its design; examples include harbours and mountains.

The construction of human landscapes often results in the damage or destruction of natural landscapes and often impacts on the wildlife of the area.

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