Daily Archives: May 27th, 2009

What is a timberline?

Some mountains have trees growing clear to their tops, but on many high mountains there is a line above which trees stop growing. The place where trees stop growing is called the “timberline”.  Trees don’t grow above it because they cannot survive the freezing temperatures there. Above the timberline the mountainside is likely to be …

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What is the Statue of Liberty made of?

The Statue of Liberty is one of the United States’ most famous monument.  This colossal statue of a robed lady with a torch in her raised right hand and carrying a tablet in her left, stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.  It is made of more than 300 copper sheets over a steel …

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