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The Seven Natural World Wonders

By | June 2008
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The Seven Natural World Wonders
There are many different versions of the list of the seven natural world wonders. The list contains The Grand Canyon, the Northern Lights, Victoria Falls, Mount Everest, Paricutin Volcano, The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, and The Great Barrier Reef. What exactly makes them so wonderful? The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River, in the U.S. state of Arizona. To some, the Grand Canyon is just a magnificent hole in the ground. (Arizona’s Grand Canyon lives up to its name) To others, it’s miles and miles of history dating back 2 million years and contains rocks that dates back 1.7 billion years. (The Geology of the Grand Canyon)

No one knows the real truth about how the canyon was formed. All they have are some educated guesses. The chances are that a number of processes combined to create the beautiful canyon we see today. Erosion has had a huge impact on its creation, mostly water and wind. (Geology of GC)

The Northern Lights (often referred to as the Aurora Borealis) is a bright glow observed in the night sky, usually in the polar zone. (Northern Lights) It’s a light phenomenon often seen in the northern regions. The lights have been around since Earth formed an atmosphere; the dinosaurs saw it, early humans saw it and our descendants will see it. (Northern Lights) “No pencil can draw it, no colors can paint it, and no words can describe it in all its magnificence” wrote Payer, a famous observer of the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon caused by electrically charged solar particles passing into Earth’s atmosphere. (Northern Lights) Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s major tourist attractions. Located between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are just over 1 mile wide and 355 feet high. Victoria Falls is among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. (Victoria Falls) Victoria Falls attracts many extreme sport lovers. Bungee jumping off the Zambezi Bridge,...

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