The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 934 pages
 Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica.--- Micropaedia: ready reference and index.--- Macropaedia: knowledge in depth.
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According to geophysical data, the Hercynian fold system of the Urals, covered
toward the south by a horizontal layer of Mesozoic and Cenozoic deposits, is
joined with the Tien Shan. In addition, a branch proceeds from it which passes ...
Volcanic activity took place in these areas during the Cenozoic Era. Some
plateaus are found in the areas of the ancient massifs, such as the Kolyma massif
. Traces of several former centres of mountain glaciers remain, as well as traces
Relief features vary from surfaces levelled by erosion in the Mesozoic and
Cenozoic eras to stratified plateaus with low mountains, eroded plateaus on
which loess had accumulated, and vast sandy deserts covered with windborne
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