MOUNTAINS



Among the most striking of geologic features are mountains, created by several types of tectonic forces, including collisions between continental masses. Mountains have long had an impact on the human psyche, for instance by virtue of their association with the divine in the Greek myths, the Bible, and other religious or cultural traditions. One does not need to be a geologist to know what a mountain is; indeed there is no precise definition of mountain, though in most cases the distinction between a mountain and a hill is fairly obvious. On the other hand, the defining characteristics of a volcano are more apparent. Created by violent tectonic forces, a volcano usually is considered a mountain, and almost certainly is one after it erupts, pouring out molten rock and other substances from deep in the earth.

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tara
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Mar 13, 2008 @ 7:07 am
would you be able to put information about a certain volcano on the web page!! or more information about the different types of effects that continental drift has on a island
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arrell shane
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Jan 11, 2009 @ 12:00 am
what happens to the magma after being pushed upward and exposed at the surface of the ocean foor
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Maggie
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Sep 8, 2009 @ 2:14 pm
what is the term for a mountain formed by a series of eruptions? A very hard question to find on google!
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Feb 27, 2011 @ 4:04 am
what happens to the magma after being pushed upward and exposed at the surface of the ocean floor?
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what happens to the magma after being pushed upward and exposed at the surface of the ocean floor?

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