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Articles Involving Physical Geographical Descriptions

In articles about physical features--mountains, canyons, streams, bodies of water, and so forth--and in other articles, such as those about counties, that include physical description, the editors and writers have used as much precision as practical. Nevertheless, the directions, acreages, elevations, distances, coordinates, and other parameters of physical geographical description in the New Handbook, including verbal designations of location, are only approximations. Analogously, descriptions of soils, florae, and faunae include only salient elements and are not intended to be exhaustive.