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  Cool Antarctica, pictures of Antarctica, information and travel guide
Solar Pillar in Antarctica, ice crystals in the air at low temperatures lead to a whole host of atmospheric phenomena such as this.
Antarctica is the planets most spectacular and pristine wilderness.
UK scientists working in Antarctica have found some of the clearest evidence yet of instabilities in the ice of part of West Antarctica.
www.coolantarctica.com   (295 words)

 Antarctica, Antarctica Map, Antarctica Animals at LiveScience.com
Located on the southern latitudes of the Earth, Antarctica is home to the South Pole.
A map of Antarctica reveals this continent to be surrounded by the Southern Ocean and divided in half by the Transantarctic Mountains.
Being the coldest, driest and windiest on average of all the continents, Antarctica does not have any permanent human residents.
www.livescience.com /antarctica   (219 words)

  Antarctica Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Antarctica is the last vast wilderness on the planet.
Check out what other travellers are saying about Antarctica.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Antarctica book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/antarctica   (415 words)

  Antarctica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antarctica is the southernmost continent and encompasses the South Pole.
Antarctica is surrounded by the Southern Ocean and divided by the Transantarctic Mountains.
Glaciologists in Antarctica are concerned with the study of the history and dynamics of floating ice, seasonal snow, glaciers, and ice sheets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Antarctica   (4900 words)

 Antarctica. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Antarctica consists of two major regions: W Antarctica (c.2,500,000 sq mi/6,475,000 sq km), a mountainous archipelago that includes the Antarctic Peninsula, and E Antarctica (c.3,000,000 sq mi/7,770,000 sq km), geologically a continental shield.
Antarctica is surrounded by the world’s stormiest seas.
Antarctica’s frigid nature was revealed by the second voyage (1772–75) of the English explorer Capt. James Cook.
www.bartleby.com /65/an/Antarctica.html   (3428 words)

 Antarctica - MSN Encarta
Antarctica means “opposite to the Arctic,” the Earth’s northernmost region.
The last continent to be discovered, Antarctica remained hidden behind barriers of fog, storm, and sea ice until it was first sighted in the early 19th century.
During the Mesozoic Era (about 240 million to 65 million years ago) Antarctica was a central part of Gondwanaland, an ancient landmass that consisted of the present continents of South America, Africa, Antarctica, and Australia as well as the Indian subcontinent.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565002/Antarctica.html   (1632 words)

 Antarctica Continent - Photos of Animals, Penguins, Icebergs and Polar Aurora   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The continent of Antarctica is located almost entirely inside the Antarctic Circle and has a permanent layer of ice.
As a consequence, Antarctica is the continent with the highest mean elevation.
Antarctica has a scanty flora, but a rich fauna, including many species of fish, birds and mammals.
www.geographicguide.com /antarctica.htm   (1324 words)

 Category:Antarctica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antarctica is a continent surrounding the Earth's South Pole.
It is the coldest place on earth and is almost entirely covered by ice.
It is not to be confused with the Arctic, which is located near the Earth's North Pole.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Antarctica   (137 words)

Antarctica is as large as the United States and Mexico combined.
Antarctica's ice is so heavy that it compresses the land surface over much of the continent to below sea level.
Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest, and windiest continent despite containing 70 percent of the world's freshwater, much of Antarctica is a desert, with the annual snow accumulation over much of East Antarctica being the equivalent of less than two inches of rainfall.
www.solcomhouse.com /Antarctica.htm   (1278 words)

 Antarctica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Antarctica majestically captures the epic sweep of the south side of consciousness, conjuring the otherworldly experience of deep sleep.
That record includes the '80s dance pop-influenced "Absence." Sadly, 81:03 would prove the last of Antarctica's short career, as its members announced in 2000 that they would be going their separate ways.
Antarctica descends from a long and worthy line of pioneers of cool, shimmering noise.
www.epitonic.com /artists/antarctica.html   (268 words)

 Gander Academy; Antarctica Resource Pages
Antarctica, the frozen continent surrounding the Earth's South Pole, and the frigid seas surrounding it, are home to many animals.
In particular, the Antarctic seas are teeming with life, ranging from microscopic plankton to the biggest animal that ever lived on Earth, the Blue whale.
They are found there in the summer feeding on krill and other marine resources and in the autumn head north into the wamer waters of the tropics.There they give birth.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/antanimals.htm   (539 words)

 Antarctica travel guide
Antarctica is populated mostly by scientists who live and work on the frozen continent.
Antarctica is also the only continent to have no native land mammals, reptiles, or amphibians.
It is a unique experience to visit Antarctica, not only because of what you will witness, but also because so few people even think to visit.
www.world66.com /antarctica   (922 words)

 Adventure Associates | Antarctica
Antarctica is the continent with the longest nights and the longest days and, surprisingly, the world’s greatest concentration of wildlife.
Antarctica is perhaps the last true wilderness area left on earth – largely unchanged since early explorers and whalers first landed on its inhospitable shores less than two centuries ago.
Explore the wonders of the Antarctica Peninsula on the footspeps of Shackleton with visits to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.
www.adventureassociates.com /antarctica/index.html   (481 words)

 South through the Pole - The longest unasisted Trans-Antarctica
In fact, the heavy isotopic composition of snowfall depends on water particles evaporating from the oceans and condensing in clouds as they make their journey to the ice-caps.
Paleoclimatologists have observed, on several expeditions carried out in Antarctica and Greenland, a practically linear relationship linking the isotopic composition of snow and the temperature of the site where the sample was collected.
Theoretical studies and numerical simulations confirm this link and show that the condensation temperature is the dominant factor which determines the isotopic value.
www.antarctica.org /UK/Expe/Pag_hubert/Sttp_9798/1997/proj/science.html   (797 words)

 Antarctica travel guide - Wikitravel
Antarctica is a land of extremes: it is the coldest and driest continent on Earth and has the highest average elevation of any continent.
Animal lovers, birdwatchers and photographers are also in for a treat in Antarctica with its various species of penguins, seals and birds that are native to the frozen continent.
Although several countries have laid claim to various portions of Antarctica, it is governed by the 1959 Antarctic Treaty [1],which establishes the continent as a peaceful and cooperative international research zone.
wikitravel.org /en/Antarctica   (1810 words)

Antarctica is a continent of contradictions: volcanoes erupting from a frozen landscape; miles of snow and ice, yet hardly any snow falls each year; an arid land surrounded by three oceans.
Although 98% of Antarctica is ice, there is land underneath the ice cover, unlike the Arctic where the ice floats on top of the ocean.
Antarctica, all alone at the bottom of the world, was once part of a larger land mass near the equator and gradually moved southward.
octopus.gma.org /surfing/antarctica/antarctica.html   (913 words)

 Antarctica Animal Printouts - ZoomSchool.com
Antarctica, the frozen continent surrounding the Earth's South Pole, and the frigid seas surrounding it, are home to many animals.
Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth.
Most of the land of Antarctica is a frozen desert, with less precipitation than the Sahara Desert (under 2 inches = 5 cm a year).
www.enchantedlearning.com /school/Antarctica/Animalprintouts.shtml   (670 words)

 antarctica maps landforms weather antarctic circle and Information page
The Antarctic (or Antarctica) Circle is one of the five major circles or parallels of latitude that mark maps of the Earth.
Status Antarctica, almost 98% solid ice, was finally considered a continent in 1840, and not just a group of isolated islands.
Climate Antarctica is the coldest and windiest spot on the planet.
worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/an.htm   (393 words)

 Habitat Awareness Antarctica Page
Antarctica is a large land mass buried under a vast ice cap up to 6.5 miles (4 km) thick in places.
Antarctica’s total area is approximately 7 million square miles in summer, but doubles in size in the winter due to the large amount of sea ice, which forms its periphery.
Antarctica consists of two main areas - East Antarctica lying in the eastern hemisphere and West Antarctica, lying in the western hemisphere.
www.inchinapinch.com /hab_pgs/polar/antarctica/antarc.htm   (1687 words)

 The SF Site Featured Review: Antarctica
Antarctica is a rousing book: the exact reaction may vary according to the reader's outlook, but indifference should not be among the emotions it evokes.
The pace is slow, burdened with geological and geographical descriptions which may bore some readers to tears; yet, they are essential for establishing the sense of place, which is so much more necessary for a place few of us have travelled to, even in our imagination.
This is by far the most compelling part of the narrative, and the one where the intertwined beauty and brutality of Antarctica are most immediate.
www.sfsite.com /07b/ant37.htm   (1101 words)

 Amazon.com: Antarctica: Books: Kim Stanley Robinson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Antarctica is undergoing major climactic change, too, perhaps the most dramatic example of the global warming that has turned much of the world's former temperate zone into a steam bath.
Moving back and forth between breathtaking descriptions of the alien, out-of-scale beauty of Antarctica, gripping tales of adventure on the ice and astute analyses of the ecopolitics of the southernmost continent, Robinson has created another superb addition to what is rapidly becoming one of the most impressive bodies of work in SF.
I am a Geologist, and I have been to Antarctica, so I know can understand all the technical jargon, but I think many would get snowed under in all the fine detail which isn't necessary for the plot and I just feel like he is going 'see how smart I am'.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0553574027?v=glance   (2668 words)

 Antarctica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Antarctica" is a unique 40 minute motion picture that portrays the history, science, delicate ecology and awsome beauty of Antarctica - the world's southernmost continent.
For the first time in history the mysterious icy expanse of the highest, driest and coldest continent has been captured in the giant screen format.
The film takes viewers to the home of penguins, seals and the other exotic life forms and also focuses on the activities conducted at many scientific research stations established by countries from around the world.
www.helio.com.au /antarctica   (309 words)

 Amazon.com: Lonely Planet Antarctica (Lonely Planet Antarctica): Books: Jeff Rubin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Despite the fact that Antarctica is probably the least visited of the many regions of the world covered by LP, the authors have managed to put together an outstanding agglomeration of data and advice, well edited and excellently written.
Jeff Rubin's guide-book to Antarctica is a treasure, first of all because guide-books on Antarctica are still very rare indeed, secondly because it is exhaustively comprehensive in its detail and yet so readable.
This book is a must for all those who are going to Antarctica as well for all those are interested in Antarctica but who do not have the good fortune, or the necessary finances to go to the most beautiful place on earth in person.
www.amazon.com /Lonely-Planet-Antarctica/dp/0864427727   (1408 words)

 NPR's Morning Edition -- Antarctica's Climate Changes
The region, one of the few areas in Antarctica that isn't entirely blanketed by snow and ice, is a stark but beautiful landscape of ice-covered lakes, ephemeral streams, exposed bedrock and alpine glaciers.
He reports from Antarctica by e-mail that this summer -- underway right now in Antarctica -- the weather is so unseasonably warm he has to use a boat to get out to the ice floating on the lake.
Last year, Richard Harris made a trip to Antarctica to see first-hand what researchers were finding out about the continent.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/2002/jan/antarctica/020118.antarctica.html   (823 words)

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