V-shaped Valleys and Interlocking Spurs


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There is much truth in the proverb 'follow the river and you will find the sea'. The fundamental aim of any river is to reach its base level, usually recognised as sea level. Most landscapes owe both their existence and their continued moulding to the work done by rivers. This title focuses on the route of a river and the landforms it creates. On its journey from source to mouth, some of the typical features you may find include v-shaped valleys, interlocking spurs, waterfalls and gorges, as well as meanders, oxbow lakes, floodplains, levees and deltas. This title also looks at one river in particular and analyses its features - the Mississippi river.

 

 

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