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Earth's Surface Landforms
Earth's surface landforms

At 29,035 feet above sea level, Mount Everest's summit stands as the highest place on Earth's surface. Together, Everest and its close rivals form the “roof of the world” in a relatively small region of the Asian continent. Thirty-two of the highest peaks are located there, all part of the Himalaya–Karakoram region between northern India and southern China, extending westward toward Afghanistan. Everest and the other high peaks in this part of the world tower above the highest peaks of the other continents. Knowing the names and locations of these mountains has been and is a fundamental part of traditional geography. In fact, many nongeographers think that is what geography is all about. That misconception of the discipline hides the ...

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