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Deserts and dry land

badlands

noun

areas of land where nothing grows and there are only rocks, especially in North America

Birdsville Track

a way across Australia that passes through some of the driest and most dangerous parts of the country, often referred to as a symbol of the dangers of travelling in the Australian outback (=areas that are far from towns or cities)

Death Valley

an area of desert covering parts of the US states of California and Nevada, famous for being one of the hottest places in the world

desert

noun

a large area of land with few plants and little water and where the weather is always dry

dust bowl

noun

a region where there are a lot of dust storms because the soil has become dry because of a lack of rain

mirage

noun

a strange effect in a desert or at sea in which you see something that is not really there

moonscape

noun

an empty area of land that looks like the surface of the moon

oasis

noun

a place in a desert where there is water and plants and trees grow

salt flats

noun

a large area of flat land naturally covered with salt

sands

noun

an area of sand

wilderness

noun

an area of land where people do not live or grow crops and where there are no buildings

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