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North American Geographic Regions & Landforms

Appalachian Mountains (#102)

This episode provides details about the Appalachian Mountains--the oldest mountain range in North America, dating back about 650 million years. The highpoint of the eastern part of the continent, the Appalachians run from Newfoundland down to the central part of Alabama. [23 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: North America has 8 distinct geographic regions running north to south and extending east to west. This series examines the climate, soil, vegetation, animal life and landforms of each diverse geographic region, as well as the human impact on the area. Concise maps outline the location and size of each region and computer graphics help illustrate how notable geologic features are formed. Each program includes a description of continental drift and how North America was formed millions of years ago.

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