The World's Most Amazing Mountains
Which mountain has the highest point on the Earth's surface? Why is K2 known as the "Savage Mountain"? Which species of frog lives only on Table Mountain? The world has many mountains--from high, snowy peaks to wide, flat, plateaus. Find out about the incredible weather systems that help shape these landforms, the animals make their homes here, and the brave explorers who first climbed them.
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