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Pine, spruce, and fir grow to elevations of 6,500 feet (2,000 metres), and oak,
hornbeam, ash, beech, and wild fruit trees are found to 5,000 feet (1,500 metres).
The foothills form sloping plateaus, sometimes intersected by spurs rising 5,000 ...
Its five steel masts were three feet (91 centimetres) in diameter, and its main yard
was 100 feet (30 metres) long. The ship itself was 433 feet (132 metres) in length,
with a beam of 54 feet (16 metres). Among wooden sailing vessels the largest ...
In Peru dunes have been observed to move at 30 metres per year (100 feet per
year), and in California rates of 25 metres per year (82 feet per year) have been
measured. Dune patterns. Thus far it has been assumed that the wind is a ...
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