Interesting facts about the Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert is a desert in North America. It is situated in the Southwestern United States, primarily within southeastern California and southern Nevada. Small areas also extend into Utah and Arizona. The Mojave Desert occupies about 124,000 square kilometers (48,000 square kilometers). It is the smallest of the North American deserts. The Mojave extends … Read more

Interesting facts about the Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert is a desert in South America. According to estimates, it occupies about 105,000 square kilometers (41,000 sqare miles). The Atacama Desert stretches the northern third of Chile and straddles the southern border of Peru. It covers a 1,600 kilometers (990 miles) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes Mountains. Most … Read more

Interesting facts about evergreens

In botany, the term evergreen refers to a tree, shrub, or other plant having foliage that persists throughout the year. Many tropical species of broad-leaved flowering plants are evergreen, but in cold-temperate and Arctic areas the evergreens commonly are cone-bearing shrubs or trees (conifers) , such as pines and firs. The leaves of evergreens usually are … Read more

Interesting facts about atolls

An atoll is a ring-shaped reef of coral enclosing a shallow lagoon. Oftentimes, atolls are uninhabited desert islands relatively untouched and unexplored by humans, although some grow beyond short reef formations, forming substantial landmass. It begins as a reef surrounding a slowly subsiding island, usually volcanic. As the island sinks, the coral continues to grow … Read more

Interesting facts about parks

A park is a large public garden or area of land used for recreation. Parks may consist of grassy areas, rocks, soil and trees, but may also contain buildings and other artifacts such as monuments, fountains or playground structures. Urban parks also known as a municipal park are green spaces set aside for recreation inside towns and … Read more

Interesting facts about valleys

A valley is a low area between hills or mountains. The terms U-shaped and V-shaped are descriptive terms of geography to characterize the form of valleys. Most valleys belong to one of these two main types or a mixture of them, at least with respect to the cross section of the slopes or hillsides. A … Read more