[已奖励]【读遍世界@异域采风】尼亚加拉瀑布

发表于:2012-05-21 13:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
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有“天下奇观”之称的尼亚加拉大瀑布位于美国和加拿大交界的尼亚加拉河上。瀑布在美国一侧宽305米,高56米,呈直线状,称为亚美利加瀑布;在加拿大一侧,宽670米,高54米,呈马蹄形,又称马蹄瀑布。进入夏季以来,河水流量增加,偶尔出现的彩虹为尼亚加拉大瀑布更添魅力。


Niagara Falls

At altitude you see it all at once. You see Lake Ontario on one side and Lake Erie on the other,and linking them the 34-mile Niagara River. Then, coming down lower, you see the falls themselves, along a front almost a mile wide, plunges[急降] over a 182-foot cliff and flows off through a deep, narrow gorge[峡谷].

And right away, with a flash of understanding, you see the main fact about the Niagara Falls. The falls are moving,the seven-mile-long gorge is merely the track the falls have made as they move along. This instantly reverses all your ideas. On the ground it seemed that the water fell because there was this low place for it to fall into the gorge. Now you see it is the other way round. The falls are the cause, and the gorge is the result. Niagara Gorge looks like the track eaten into an apple by a worm[虫].

Niagara differs from the waterfalls you find in mountains, where a thin stream of water comes down a mountainside, half-flying. Some of them are much higher than Niagara,and perhaps more beautiful,but they lack mass and cutting power[爆发力]. Niagara belongs to the heavyweights - where a whole solid river plunges bodily over a cliff. The real sight from above is the gigantic[巨大的] movement of the falls themselves,digging the gorge.


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1、从上空看,尼亚加拉峡谷看上去像什么?50HY
2、一些瀑布也许比尼亚加拉瀑布高,比它美丽,但没有它的什么?100HY

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