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North American Geographic Regions & Landforms

Coastal Range (#108)

The western coast of North America is a series of spectacular shorelines, where breathtaking waves from the Pacific Ocean crash upon amazing rock formations… at the base along the Coastal Range. It stretches for over 3,500 miles, from the Alaskan Peninsula in the north, to the tip of the Baja California Peninsula in the south. [25 minutes] Closed Captioning

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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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