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Plateaus and basins occur on every continent. About 30 percent of the Earth's
land surface consists of plateaus (excluding ice plateaus), if the term is applied in
its most general sense to include most of the continent of Africa. Topographic ...
Fluid-filled hydatid cysts (i.e., sacs containing many cells capable of developing
into new individuals) of Echinococcus may occur almost anywhere in the body of
sheep. Hydatids of the liver, brain, or lung of man are often fatal. Infestation ...
The thickness of salt is gradational in playas and saline flats; the greatest
thicknesses tend to occur in the lowest portion of the depressions. Salt crusts
form expansion ridges that intersect in polygonal outlines that normally do not
exceed a few ...
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