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  Andes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was during the Cretaceous Period that the Andes began to take their present form, by the uplifting, faulting and folding of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks of the ancient cratons to the east.
Across the 1,000 km wide Drake Passage lie the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula south of the Scotia Plate which appear to be a continuation of the Andes chain.
The northern Andes are typically rainy and warm, with an average temperature of 18 °C in Colombia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Andes   (1312 words)

  
 Andes - MSN Encarta
Andes, the principal mountains of South America and one of the greatest mountain systems of the world.
The northern Andes curve in an arc from northeast to southwest.
The two main ranges of the central Andes, which are also known as the Cordillera Occidental and the Cordillera Oriental, enclose the Altiplano, an extensive plateau in Bolivia and southern Peru between 3,600 to 4,000 m (12,000 to 14,000 ft) above sea level.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560223/Andes.html   (992 words)

  
 Andes Mountain Range
The Andes Mountains are located in South America, running north to south along the western coast of the continent.
The latitude is 10° N. to 57° S. The longitude is 70° W. to 80° E. The Andes Mountains are the longest and one of the highest mountain ranges in the world.
In the northern region, it is hotter because it is closest to the equator.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /andes.htm   (401 words)

  
 Army of the Andes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Army of the Andes was military force mustered by José de San Martín in his campaign to free Chile from the Spanish Empire.
In 1818 it crossed the Andes Mountains from its staging point in Cuyo in the Argentine province of Mendoza, succeeding in its objective by dislodging the Spanish from the country.
For the crossing of the mountains, the Army was divided into two main columns, the first, commanded by Bernardo O'Higgins, taking the Los Patos Pass and the second, commanded by Juan Gregorio de las Heras, taking the Uspallata Pass.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Army_of_the_Andes   (262 words)

  
 DiscoverVenezuela - The Andes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
During the months from October through December, the Andes are carpeted by an amazing display of flora: the yellow of the frailejón, considered the symbol of the area, the red of the "chispeador", and the blue of the "chocho" predominate in the landscape.
The Andes Mountains are home to an abundant diversity of birds--more than 600 species have been recorded here, including the Andean condor, various types of hummingbirds, eagles, and the Cock-of-the Rock.
The mountains and valleys that harbor these birds form part of one of the world's major mountain ranges, and are just another example of Venezuela's geographical diversity.
www.discovervenezuela.com /theandes.cfm   (446 words)

  
 Andes Mountains Peru
The Andes run the entire length of South America, from the humid tropics of the Caribbean to the ice fields of Patagonia.
The longest north-south mountain range in the world, the Andes encompass a tremendous range of ecosystems and are home to a rich variety of plant and animal species and human communities.
The mountains and high plateaus of the central Andes, especially in Bolivia and Peru, were the political and economic centre of the Incan Empire.
peruperu.com /andes-mountains.htm   (387 words)

  
 Biodiversity Hotspots - Tropical Andes - Overview
Roughly bounded by the Tropic of Capricorn in the south and the end of the Andes range in Colombia and Venezuela in the north, the region follows the tropical portion of the Andes Mountains and several adjoining cordilleras.
The great highs and lows of the Andes mountain range, with its snowcapped peaks, steep slopes, deep canyons, and isolated valleys, have led to the evolution of an amazing diversity of microhabitats and species.
The Tropical Andes are sometimes split into northern and southern zones, divided by an arid, east-west valley that runs roughly along the Ecuador-Peru border in the far northern portion of Peru.
www.biodiversityhotspots.org /xp/Hotspots/andes   (611 words)

  
 Coast and Andes Mountains, Chile
The Andes mountains form one of the longest continuous mountain ranges on Earth, extending from the shores of the Caribbean as far south as the Magellan Straits.
Illustrated is the section of the Andes near Coquimbo, Chile, where the highest peaks are 6,300 meters (20,670 feet).
In the south, the Chilean side of the Andes tends to be well watered and fertile, while the pampas are in rain shadow and tend to be very dry.
www.solarviews.com /cap/earth/chile.htm   (238 words)

  
 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This is a climatograph of the rainfall and temperature in the Peruvian Andes.
A major human impact on the Andes Mountains is cutting down of forests by farmers, which is decreasing the amount of forests growing in the Andes.
The reason I chose the Andes to study for my biome project, was because my mom had been there for two weeks, and had learned a lot about the animals that live there, and the culture and rural societies of the Andes.
www.riverdale.k12.or.us /~dnebert/biome2003/andes   (1368 words)

  
 USGS P 1386-I -- Chile and Argentina - Dry Andes
The existence of mountain ranges between drainage basins was, at the time, a very popular theory among military geographers to the extent that, in France, an imaginary mountain range was drawn between the Seine and the Loire (rivers), a region that is, in fact, completely flat.
In the Andes Mountains near Santiago in normal years, small penitents about 10 cm high (micropenitents) can be observed as soon as late winter (Lliboutry, 1961).
The highest mountain summit in the background is Nevado del/el Plomo (6,050 m) seen from the southwest.
pubs.usgs.gov /prof/p1386i/chile-arg/dry   (3205 words)

  
 The Andes Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Tucked away in the high reaches of the Andes mountains, along the border between Bolivia and Peru, lies one of the highest regions inhabited by people anywhere in the world.
The Andes are the longest mountain range in the world, stretching 7,250 kilometers (4,200 miles) down the southern half of the world.
The Andes mountains have been formed by one of the crustal plates of the Pacific ocean floor pushing slowly against the American continental plate.
www.letus.northwestern.edu /projects/esp/top10/andespage/andes.html   (319 words)

  
 Andes Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Andes Mountain belt stretches along the entire west coast of the continent of South America.
Active volcanoes are common throughout the mountain belt, and earthquakes frequently shake the rugged western coast of the continent.
On the map of South America on your student answer sheet, sketch in the location of the Andes Mountains, and label the chain's length and width.
www.classzone.com /books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es1101/es1101page01.cfm?chapter_no=investigation   (152 words)

  
 Unique Facts About South & Central America: : The Andes Mountains
The Andes is a vast mountain system forming a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America.
Of the two principal chains the eastern is generally called Los Andes, and the western La Cordillera, in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, where the eastern is likewise known as Cordillera Real de los Andes, while to the south of parallel 23°S in Chile and Argentina, the western is called Cordillera de los Andes.
The latter, as regards its main chain, is on the northern coast of the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego, bounded on the north by the deep depression of Lake Fagnano and of Admiralty Sound.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /southamericaweb/factfile/Unique-facts-SouthAmerica3.htm   (589 words)

  
 Andes Gateway
It is the longest mountain range in the world and with many snow-capped peaks over 22,000 feet it is also the loftiest mountain range in the world.
Otavalo to the north of Quito and the Avenue of the Volcanoes to the south bask in the beauty of the Andes.
A destination in itself, Cuzco is also the gateway to the famed Sacred Valley of the Incas, to the rainforests of Manu and Tambopata and to Lake Titicaca, birthplace of the Inca.
www.ladatco.com /and-gate.htm   (624 words)

  
 Andes Trekking, Andes Climbing, Andes Adventure Tours, Guiding Tours
The Andes Mountains is a natural playground for anyone with an interest in the outdoors and the equipment for fun, satisfying and successful journeys.
The Andes is truly an awesome place to plan an expedition that is sure to leave you speechless.
The Andes is home to some of the tallest mountains in the world.
www.destination360.com /south-america/argentina/andes-mountains.php   (628 words)

  
 The Andes Blanket :: 1999 Trek Report
Before us lay the reason we had come to the mountainous Ancash region of Peru— to spread the Word of God among the Quechua in villages with names like Huaripampa, Cashapampa, Colcabamba, Vaqueria and other small villages so far removed from civilization that gringos like ourselves were quite a rare sight.
The beauty of the Peruvian Andes is in stark contrast to the bleak desert that is Lima and its outskirts.
In all his years of guiding hikers through the mountains, Adelid told us not once had a group shown such love for his people in the villages along the trails through the Andes.
www.andesblanket.org /html/1999.html   (1378 words)

  
 Andes Mountains hotels, travel and tours in Peru.
Snow capped mountains greet you as you fly into Cuzco and are in view at every turn.
Chachapoyas Adventure takes travellers around and through the northern Andes mountains for insight into the unique cultures that border the Amazon.
Manu Cloudforest Lodge again in the Amazonas region but high in the Andes has abundant bird and wildlife included the sought after Cock of the Rock by birdwatchers.
www.lostworldadventures.com /specialinterest/geographic/mountains/perumountains.htm   (355 words)

  
 andes mountains-Hotel Kennedy
The variety in the economic thing throughout the restaurants of Chile varies according to the service andes mountains, the quality and coverall the prestige of the place.
he hour of lunch andes mountains, to go to restaurants it is common to go with fellow workers, or a friend.
In the cities with ports the restaurants that have greater fame and to the freshest fish andes mountains.
www.hotelkennedy.cl /andes/mountains.htm   (378 words)

  
 NASA RP 1318: The Bolivian Altiplano and the Andes Mountains
Table 14 shows that Uyuni is the sunniest location in the Andes and Charaña ranks only a little behind Arequipa.
As the Moon's shadow leaves the altiplano, the weather becomes increasingly cloudy as the path descends to lower pressures on the Atlantic side of the Andes.
The mountain slopes heat quickly during the morning, drawing in moist air from the lowlands and foothills.
umbra.nascom.nasa.gov /eclipse/941103/text/weather-altiplano-andes.html   (1090 words)

  
 The Andes Blanket :: Giving The Gospel to the People of the Andes Mountains
The Andes Blanket" is an endeavor which, if God so ordains, will cover the Andes mountains with His Holy Word, the Bible, translated into both Spanish and the Quechua dialect.
Please take the time to read about the vision for the Andes Blanket and to prayerfully consider if God can use you to be a part of this life-changing ministry.
Any contributions should be mailed to: The Andes Blanket c/o Grace Church 4200 E. 25th Street Des Moines IA 50317.
www.andesblanket.org   (249 words)

  
 Andes Mountains of Ecuador
In the Andes, land of interplay between light and dark and the natural and the man-made, it is impossible to experience the same day twice.
Adventurous trekkers who make the effort will be treated to incredible vistas, unequalled mountain hospitality, and the possibility of a spontaneous encounter with a llama herder or a gaggle of giggly pigtailed indigenous girls.
However, as the locals like to boast, the Andean region is famous for experiencing "four seasons in one day": Morning tends to be like spring, midday is summer, afternoon is fall, and night time is similar to a mild northern winter.
www.ecuadorexplorer.com /html/andes.html   (1919 words)

  
 Andes - Trekking, Climbing, Mountaineering, Biking and Skiing holidays and expeditions
This site has information about our trips and guidebooks and also lots of free information about the Andes mountains.
These are treks, climbs and ski trips which we have not currently got scheduled but which we can set up and run for private groups etc. We have often run these in the past.
A complete list of the 300 or more mountains of the Andes featured on this website, with links to photos and information about each and every peak.
www.andes.org.uk   (501 words)

  
 Andes, South America. Hiking, trekking and climbing.
The Andes are home to over fifty mountains higher than 20,000 feet and span across 7 countries in South America.
Climbing and mountaineering in the Andes on some of the worlds greatest peaks and volcanoes is the experience of a lifetime.
Hiking in the Andes provides access to some of the highest permanent settlements in the world, unveiling preserved cultures and an ancient way of life.
www.untamedpath.com /Andes/andes.html   (171 words)

  
 Inca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Deserts, lakes, mountain regions, and jungles are all included within the area that once housed the Inca culture.
The region of Collasuya reaches from the western Pacific shores of the Atacama Desert over the Andes Mountains and into eastern tropical forest.
Plants indigenous to the Inca climate are sugar cane, coca, potatoes, coffee, cotton, yams, bread fruit, bananas, and all types of squash.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/latinamerica/geography/inca.html   (337 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Andes: Books: Mario Vargas Llosa,Pablo Corral Vega   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
For Corral Vega, who grew up in the shadow of the mountains in Ecuador, the journey was more than an adventure—it was a quest for identity.
Corral Vega presents the Andes and South America as a continent of geographic extremes and remarkable human diversity, and his journal entries—in which he describes his encounters with the inhabitants of Spanish America who live on the Andes’ slopes—imbue these photographs with even greater depth.
There are stunning photos of the mountains and heart-wrenching photos of earthquake survivors as well as many photos of everyday life.
www.amazon.ca /Andes-Mario-Vargas-Llosa/dp/0792264304   (534 words)

  
 The Rolex Awards: bringing archaeology to the Andes mountains, J. Reinhard
When a more complete database of DNA from the Andes is in place, there is a very real possibility that her closest living relatives will be traced.
A veteran mountaineer who had participated in a 1976 Mt. Everest expedition, Reinhard nonetheless saw high-altitude work as the perfect melding of his two greatest passions: climbing and archaeology.
But, as Reinhard has written in an article in the journal Mountain Research and Development: “The mountain deities were seen as essential for the fertility of the livestock and fields, and it was primarily in their position as controllers of meteorological phenomena that they gained such an important position in Andean religion.
www.rolexawards.com /laureates/laureate-50-reinhard.html   (2329 words)

  
 Andes Mountains - Information and Pictures
The Andes Mountains stretch over 5500 miles from the southern tip of Argentina and Chile to the northern part of Columbia in South America.
With many peaks and active volcanoes over 20,000 feet, including the highest peak Cerro Aconcagua (elevation 22,826, located on the Chile and Argentina border) this majestic region is second only to the Himalayas in size and average elevation.
If you are looking for a taste of the snow covered Swiss Alps, the climate of the mountains in California and Oregon and the large aggressive trout of Canada and Alaska, come to the Andes.
www.argentinachileflyfishing.com /andes_mountains.html   (318 words)

  
 Bolivia Climbing, Bolivia Mountain Climbing, Andes Mountains, Bolivia Hiking
Bolivia climbing is a thriving industry, the Andes Mountains the perfect setting for your next alpine adventure.
Bolivian mountain climbing is reason alone to visit the country.
Andean Treks is an internationally based company that organizes llama treks, adventure tours in the Amazon, and a number of other activities in the Andes Mountains.
www.destination360.com /south-america/bolivia/bolivia-climbing.php   (483 words)

  
 The Andes, a Photo Gallery by James Q. Jacobs
In this view the terraces are the remains of Pucará, a former center of Andean culture west of Azangaro and northwest of Lake Titicaca.
A group of agriculturists are gathering their harvest in the valley between Puno and Cuzco.
It is typical to see groups of people working the fields in the Andes, where the ayllu custom of community organization and cooperation has persisted.
www.jqjacobs.net /andes/andes.html   (886 words)

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