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Laurentian Highlands

Definition of the noun laurentian highlands

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noun

  1. a large plateau that occupies more than 40% of the land area of Canada; it extends from the Great Lakes northward to the Arctic Ocean

Place

Laurentian Highlands a.k.a. The Laurentian Upland is a physiographic province which, when referred to as the "Laurentian Region", is recognized by Natural Resources Canada as one of five provinces of the larger Canadian Shield physiographic division. The United States Geological Survey recognizes the Laurentian Upland as the larger general upland area of the Canadian Shield.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Canada (2010)

by Barry M. Gough

Lawrence River, the Great Lakes, and the watersheds of the Laurentian highlands: thus was born the “Laurentian thesis.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica ... (1902)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature ... in Thirty Volumes with New American Supplement

The Laurentian highlands and the Scandinavian highlands were both heavily and repeatedly glaciated in recent geological times, and the ice sheets that crept out on all sides from those centres spread far over the lower lands to the south and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

the Laurentian Highlands, ...

Google previewAmericanized Encyclopedia Britannica, Revised and Amended (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature; to which is Added Biographies of Livings Subjects ...

that once filled the whole level space between the Alle- ghanies and the Rocky Mountains, separated by these ridges from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and sheltered from the cold Arctic currents by the northern Laurentian highlands.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannnica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1890)

that once filled the whole level space betweeu the AUeghanies and the Rocky Mountains, separated by these ridges from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and sheltered from the cold Arctio currents by the northern Laurentian highlands.

Google previewAmericanized Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

Rev. and Amended A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, to which is Added Biographies of Living Subjects. 96 Colored Maps and Numerous Illustrations

that once filled the whole level space between the Alleghanies and the Rocky Mountains, separated by these ridges from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and sheltered from the cold Arctic currents by the northern Laurentian highlands.

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Small photo of Mont Sainte Anne part of the Laurentian Highlands, its flattened summit at 815 m dominates the north shore of the St Lawrence River, 40 km east of Quebec city. More...

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