In the next few decades, psychoanalysis sought to make sense of the trivial, thinkers inquired into the status of the mass-produced object, and the rise of feminist and Labour movements posed the prosaic and essential question of material comforts. Modernist art and literature focused on the mundane, as emblematized by the everyday object, which now crystallized our changing relation to the world. Papers could examine the claim that the poetry and prose, the visual and performing arts, and the music of the Modernist era accounted for a shift in object relations with an intensity of observation in proportion with the changes which so profoundly affected the experience of living in industrial times.
The Appalachians Erosion also profoundly altered the marginal mountains.
The Appalachians have been planed down to such an extent that their crest lines are smooth-topped for hundreds of miles. In Canada the highest level lies at about 4, feet 1, metresin the flattops of the Shickshocks French: Chic-Chocs ; another level exists at 2, feet metres on Mount Carleton ; and lower ones lie at roughly 1, feet metres and feet metres in the Acadian ranges.
In New England, mountains like Mounts Washington and Monadnockwhich are composed of highly resistant rock, rise above a broad mass of ridges at just above the 2,foot level; those ridges, in turn, rise above the 1, foot-high New England Upland.
Pleistocene glaciation deepened and straightened the valleys, strewing their sides and parts of the coast with debris. Portions of sea-buried end moraines, which mark the limit of the tonguing glaciers, form offshore banks and islands east and south of NewfoundlandNova Scotiaand New England.
The unglaciated Appalachian Mountains—i. East of the Blue Ridge extends the Piedmont Upland, terminating abruptly in the fall linewhere its rivers plunge down over rapids or falls to the Atlantic Coastal Plain. The Hudson-Mohawk gap represents a major break between the northern and the southern Appalachians and affords a natural point of entry to the interior of the continent.
In Canada the Cordilleras consist of six well-marked zones: The magnificent scenery of the northern Rocky Mountains, including U-shaped valleys often extending westward into sea-drowned fjords, has resulted from frequent glaciation, and some areas still nurse sizable glaciers. The southern Rockies have striking volcanic peaks.
West of the Rockies and east of the Pacific Coast Ranges is a vast region of intermontane plateaus, extending from eastern Washington state to northern Mexico. The immense lava tablelands of the central Columbia—Snake River basin are known as the Columbia Plateau.
The former, extending from southern Oregon and Idaho to northern Mexicoapparently is the result of the splitting of a broad central plateau by a great number of fault-block ridges, the slopes of which plunge under basins partly filled with debris that has been weathered and transported downslope from the ridges.
The Colorado Plateau is a massive feature with a series of relatively flat-bedded tablelands, made steplike by faulting action and intruded by domes of igneous rocks. Its slow rate of uplift was matched by the steady downcutting of the Colorado River and its tributaries, producing the Grand Canyon —one of the most spectacular gorges in the world.
Seaward of this mountain zone is a line of depressions marked by Puget Sound, the Central Valley of California, and the Gulf of California. These are separated by knots of volcanoes, as in the Klamath Mountainsand enclosed by the ranges along the Pacific coast, including the Olympic Mountains of Washington.
This whole area has been profoundly faulted because it lies near the western edge of the North American tectonic plate, which is grinding against the offshore Pacific plate. Along some of the faults, notably the San Andreasearthquake shocks occur, and occasionally these have produced devastating results.
In Mexico the folded ranges of the Sierra Madre to the west and east of the central Mexican Plateau terminate in the grandeur of a mass of high volcanoes of 15, to 17, feet 4, to 5, metres located to the south of the fertile lake-filled basins of Guadalajara and Mexico City.
The Balsas River basin then makes a distinct break. To the south the Sierra Madre del Sur and the mountains of Guatemala and Honduras exhibit a west-east trend.
This structural region includes a sweep of fold mountains of 4, to 6, feet 1, to 1, metreswith Caribbean extensions in Jamaicasouthern Cubathe island of Hispaniolaand Puerto Rico. These mountains swing southward through the West Indiesa chain of volcanic islands fringed with coral reefs or limestone plateaus.
Another arc, of two lines of fold mountains on either side of a trench through western Nicaraguadominates Central America and links it with the folds of western Colombia in South America.
Broad, low moraines also mark the southern limit of the larger, thicker continental sheets, which advanced south out of Canada.
The long tonguing loops of end moraines of the continental ice sheet are prominent features north of the Missouri and Ohio rivers—some running for hundreds of miles and standing or feet 90 or metres above the plains.
Several glacial advances—at least three major ones but perhaps as many as eight or more—successively covered the lowlands with glacial drift. An esker, a narrow ridge of gravel and sand left by a retreating glacier, winds through western Nunavut, Can.
Deposits left by some of these early ice sheets now lie buried in Iowa and Minnesota and crop out as old low-relief landscapes in eastern Kansas and Nebraska. Finally, the last major advance of the ice—the Wisconsin glaciation —began aboutyears ago and left behind most of the hills, valleys, and surficial glacial deposits in the upper Great Lakes region.
By about 7, years ago it was essentially gone. Meltwaters from this ice sheet occasionally ponded in front of the wasting ice mass, leading to vast, flat lake plains that have been drained and are now intensively farmed—for example, the plains west of ToledoOhio, or the vast flatlands of Lake Agassiz in eastern North Dakota and southern Manitoba.English is an Indo-European language and belongs to the West Germanic group of the Germanic languages.
Old English originated from a Germanic tribal and linguistic continuum along the coast of the North Sea, whose languages are now known as the Anglo-Frisian subgroup within West Germanic.
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As you can see in the lower map above, respondents saying that climate change is a serious threat is very high in South America and in many African and Asian countries.
The highest proportion of respondents concerned were found in Ecuador (99%), Bangladesh (98%) and Trinidad and Tobago (98%). Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska, rising 20, feet (6, metres) above sea level, is the continent’s highest point, and Death Valley in California, at feet (86 metres) below sea level, is its lowest.
North America’s coastline of some 37, miles (60, km)—the second longest of the continents after Asia—is notable for the great number of .