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  Atlas Mountains
The Atlas is divided into 5 regions, and stretch from Morocco, through northern Algeria, until it touches Tunisia.
The northernmost area of Morocco belongs to the Rif Mountains, which is not a part of the Atlas.
The Atlas mountains contain many fertile valleys, since the high peaks force the clouds to give away large quantities of rainfall.
www.i-cias.com /e.o/atlasmou.htm   (281 words)

  
  Atlas Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The population of the Atlas Mountains are mainly Berber in Morocco and Arab in Algeria.
The Rif is a mountainous region of northern Morocco, from Cape Spartel and Tangier in the west to Cape Tres Forcas (Ras Tleta Madari) and Melilla in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the river of Ouargha in the south.
The Aurès Mountains of Algeria and Tunisia are the furthest eastern portion of the Atlas mountain range.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atlas_Mountains   (1290 words)

  
 Atlas Mountains - LoveToKnow 1911
The lower portion of the Moroccan Atlas (sometimes called the Middle Atlas), extending north - east and east from an undefined point to the north of the Great Atlas to near the frontier of Algeria, is crossed by the pass from Fez to Tafilalt.
The eastern division of the Atlas, which forms the backbone of Algeria and Tunisia, is adequately known with the exception of the small portion in Morocco forming the province of Er-Rif.
The name Atlas given to these mountains by Europeans - but never used by the native races - is derived from that of the mythical Greek god represented as carrying the globe on his shoulders, and applied to the high and distant mountains of the west, where Atlas was supposed to dwell.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Atlas_Mountains   (1655 words)

  
 Atlas (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetos and the Oceanid Clymene.
Since the Atlas mountains fell in the region inhabited by Berbers, it could be that the name as we know it is taken from Berber.
Atlas continues to be a commonly used icon in western culture (and advertising), as a symbol of strength or stoic endurance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atlas_(mythology)   (855 words)

  
 Atlas - LoveToKnow 1911
ATLAS, in Greek mythology, the "endurer," a son of the Titan Iapetus and Clymene (or Asia), brother of Prometheus.
The plural form Atlantes is the classical term in architecture for the male sculptured figures supporting a superstructure as in the baths at Pompeii, and in the temple at Agrigentum in Sicily.
A figure of Atlas supporting the heavens is often found as a frontispiece in early collections of maps, and is said to have been first thus used by Mercator.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Atlas   (367 words)

  
 Atlas, Greek Mythology Link.
Atlas is said to have reigned in Arcadia and have been succeeded by Deimas, son of Dardanus 1, the king who is at the origin of the royal house of Troy.
But Heracles 1 asked Atlas to hold the sky for a moment while he placed a pad on his head, and when Atlas held the sky again, Heracles 1 picked up the apples and left.
The Pelopides (descendants of Pelops 1) may be called descendants of Atlas because Pelops 1's wife was the daughter of a Pleiad and the PLEIADES were daughters of Atlas.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Atlas.html   (792 words)

  
 Atlas Mountains
The Atlas is divided into 5 regions, and stretch from Morocco, through northern Algeria, until it touches Tunisia.
The northernmost area of Morocco belongs to the Rif Mountains, which is not a part of the Atlas.
The Atlas mountains contain many fertile valleys, since the high peaks force the clouds to give away large quantities of rainfall.
i-cias.com /e.o/atlasmou.htm   (281 words)

  
 The Demesnes - Atlas - Mountains
The Corusk Mountains form the spine of the peninsula holding the barbarian lands, meeting the Griff Mountains at the Hraak Pass which links Stonefist and the land of the Frost Barbarians.
The range separates the civilised portions of The Demesnes from the barbarian lands to the northeast, and connects with the Rakers to the south and the Corusk Mountains to the northeast.
The southern spur of the Griff Mountains, the Rakers is a tall, jagged range separating The Pale from Ratik and the Bone March.
www.dangermouse.net /gurps/demesnes/mountains.html   (1470 words)

  
 Boston Mountains - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Boston Mountains, rugged mountain group, south central United States, in northwestern Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma, the highest section of the...
Atlas Mountains, mountain system in northwestern Africa, consisting of several distinct ranges, extending between Tunisia and Morocco, a distance of...
Africa’s other major mountainous regions occur at the northern and southern fringes of the continent.
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 Atlas-maroc.com organize you trekking, hiking in the Atlas mountains: Toubkal, Mgoun, Saghro
Morocco evokes spontaneously in the mind of its' visitors the blue men meeting on dromedaries in the desert… And we forget that Morocco is country of mountains since these occupy close to the third of the total surface of the kingdom.
The hiking is the sport of mountain the more exercised in Morocco, because it is well adapted to the natural and human potentialities of the Atlas.
tinerary through the central High Atlas where hikers will contemplate the diversity of landscapes: azibs, villages, gorges… A hike from the north to the south of the Central High Atlas leading to the valley of roses, and the return back in mini buses by the thousand kasbahs road.
www.atlas-maroc.com /english/trekking.htm   (527 words)

  
 ATLAS - Greek Titan of endurance, mythology, pictures
Thus Atlas is described as the leader of the Titans in their contest with Zeus, and, being conquered, he was condemned to the labour of bearing heaven on his head and hands.
Atlas is said to have been the father of the Pleiades by Pleione or by Hesperis, of the Hyades and Hesperides by Aethra, and of Oenomaus and Maea by Sterope.
Atlas, so huge, became a mountain; beard and hair were changed to forests, shoulders were cliffs, hands ridges; where his head had lately been, the soaring summit rose; his bones were turned to stone.
www.theoi.com /Titan/TitanAtlas.html   (3881 words)

  
 CRAFTS OF THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The main economic activities of the Atlas mountains, on both their northern and southern slopes, are agriculture and livestock farming (goats, sheep, and oxen).
Rugs in the Atlas Mountains are woven in the traditional manner, and traditionally in very specific areas: the southern slopes of the lower Atlas region (Tazenakht and surrounding area), the High Atlas region (Telouet and neighboring tribes), and the northern slopes of the mid-Atlas range.
The changes that have come to the Atlas Mountains region have increasingly transformed the nature of the people’s skills, and particularly in the arts and crafts sector, which could well become one of the most important factors in the wider development process.
www.southbazar.com /english/ev-infos/countries/ev-mpatrim.htm   (734 words)

  
 MountainZone.com Freerides the Atlas Mountains of Morocco
We are in Bou Goumez Valley, the upper Atlas Mountains in Morocco, Africa.
We are in the land of the Berber; in a meager, wild land, which bears a striking contrast to the paradise-like oasis of the valleys.
The kingdom Morocco is the land of the mountains.
classic.mountainzone.com /snowboarding/99/features/morocco   (1258 words)

  
 The Atlas Mountains, Morocco - Chasing the Lizard’s Tail -
Atlas is the fitting domain for a thousand fables and legends, a land of celebrated saints and fierce, rifle-brandishing Berber horsemen of old.
Atlas, after all, held the sky on his shoulders (and it is thought that the Greeks originally knew the name 'Atlas' from a primitive astronomer).
Shortly after the climb, the last of the mountains folded away unexpectedly, to reveal nothing but a vast and shimmering expanse of sand and rock, stretching from the foot of the destitute south facing slopes of the mountain I was still on, out endlessly towards and past the faraway horizon.
www.bluegecko.org /lizard/lizard03.htm   (8099 words)

  
 Erlebnis Tours Maroc - Atlas Mountains
Stretching 2,400 km through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, the Atlas Mountains are a trekker’s paradise, arcing southwards from the Mediterranean coast and dramatically separating the ocean and from the vast Sahara desert.
Morocco has the Middle (Moyen) Atlas in the north, the High (Haut) Atlas in the centre and the Anti Atlas mountains in the south.
The Atlas Mountains separate the northern moist Mediterranean climate from the arid south.
www.erlebnis-tours-maroc.com /Atlas_Mountains.htm   (397 words)

  
 ATLAS MOUNTAINS - Online Information article about ATLAS MOUNTAINS
Middle Atlas), extending north - east and east from an undefined point to the north of the Great Atlas to near the frontier of Algeria, is crossed by the pass from See also:
god represented as carrying the globe on his shoulders, and applied to the high and distant mountains of the west, where Atlas was supposed to dwell.
Lenz in 1879–188o surveyed a part of the Great Atlas north of Tarudant, determined a pass south of Iligh in the Anti-Atlas, and penetrated thence across the Sahara to Timbuktu.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /ARN_AUD/ATLAS_MOUNTAINS.html   (2397 words)

  
 Travelling exotic Maghreb, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh, morocco tour,
Marrakesh is the jewel of the south, one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco, and an important cultural and commercial center set at the foot of the High Atlas mountains.
Two mountain passes, the Tiz n' Tichka, and the Tizn n Test, cut through these mountains, past breathtaking vistas, spectacular rock formations, and river valleys in their beauty rivaling, if not surpassing, any others in the world.
In the North of the country, nestled in the Rif mountains, and a short trip from Tangier is the small picturesque town of Chefchaouen.
www.marrakeshvoyage.com /BestofMorroco.html   (1354 words)

  
 africa landforms rivers mountains maps and information page
The desert plateau is criss-crossed by dry rivers beds and dense scrub.
This mountain system runs from southwestern Morocco along the Mediterranean coastline to the eastern edge of Tunisia.
A dramatic depression on the earth's surface, approximately 4,000 miles (6,400 km) in length, extends from the Red Sea area near Jordan in the Middle East, south to the African country of Mozambique.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/aflnd.htm   (682 words)

  
 The Atlas Mountains, Climbing The Atlas
Stretching 2,400 km through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, the Atlas Mountains are a trekker’s paradise, arcing southwards from the Mediterranean coast and dramatically separating the ocean from the vast Sahara desert.
The collision of Africa and America caused the birth of the Atlas Mountains and remnants of this almighty chain of mountains are found in the Appalachians in North America and the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain.
The closest airport to the Atlas Mountains is Marrakech.
www.adventuresportsholidays.com /all/Atlas-Mountains.php   (1538 words)

  
 atlas mountains - visit the atlas mountains with Sherpa Expeditions
The scenery and ambiance of the Atlas Mountains is much different to anything else you may have encountered before.
Sherpa's Atlas Mountain treks to these places commence from the red city of Marrakech, a place that used to be the hub of an empire that stretched as far as Timbuktu in Mali.
In winter the snow-clad peaks of the High Atlas Mountains provide a backdrop to its distinctive skyline of crenellated walls, palm trees and minarets.
www.sherpa-walking-holidays.co.uk /atlas-mountains.htm   (609 words)

  
 Unasylva - No. 172 - Forest worker safety - Thuriferous juniper stands in Morocco: Research and conservation for an ...
Focusing on the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, this article examines existing knowledge of the thuriferous juniper ecosystem and suggests a number of research orientations and conservation measures.
The authors have shown, with soil profiles of various High Atlas stands, that the areas under thuriferous juniper are relatively rich in organic carbon (300 percent in the 5 to 10 cm soil horizons, for example) and minerals (with double the normal content of calcium and magnesium in the 0 to 10 cm layer).
There is no doubt that the inhabitants of the Atlas valleys recognize the value of the thuriferous juniper tree and are also aware of its degradation, although they are still driven by economic necessity to exert considerable pressure on the resource.
www.fao.org /docrep/u8520e/u8520e0a.htm   (3420 words)

  
 Pedaling Over Atlas
The Atlas mountains stretch for more than a thousand miles across the top of north Africa, starting in Morocco and stretching through Algeria and Tunisia before gradually fading into the Sahara at their eastern and southern extremities.
These are very old mountains indeed – they were formed when America and Africa were still attached to one another, millions of years ago, and pushed up by the same geological forces that created the Appalachians, now thousands of miles away in the US.
The mountains are criss-crossed by narrow shepherd’s tracks and paths, and during the summer the land below the snowline is often baked to pleasantly hard consistency that makes for excellent mountain biking.
www.faremax.com /articles/africa/atlasmountains.aspx   (782 words)

  
 Atlas Mountains travel guide - Wikitravel
Atlas Mountains are a mountain range in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
It is said that the form of Islam practiced in the rest of the country never penetrated fully into the High Atlas, and all the attempts throughout history to invade the mountains have failed at least in part.
Coke is as always available everywhere, from the ancient guardian of the mountain top stone carvings to the small boy with bottles in the muddy (but cold) water pit.
wikitravel.org /en/Atlas_Mountains   (521 words)

  
 Atlas Mountains
Atlas, in Greek mythology - Atlas, in Greek mythology, a Titan; son of Iapetus and Clymene and the brother of Prometheus.
In a Moroccan Tizzy - A hike in the atlas mountains is both challenging and rewarding.
An atlas for all seasons: the new Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World will be welcomed by everybody involved in international affairs.......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0805220.html   (422 words)

  
 the Living Africa: the land - Atlas mountains
The Atlas Mountains lie in northwestern Africa and are an extention of the European Alpine system.
The Atlas Mountains provide a route between the coast and the Sahara Desert.
Traditionally, the Atlas Mountains are considered Berber territory.
library.thinkquest.org /16645/the_land/atlas_mountains.shtml   (225 words)

  
 Morocco - ride through the Atlas Mountains with Hidden Trails
The slopes of the Atlas Mountains are cool during summer months and therefore ideal for riding tours.
7 days of horseriding in the wild countryside of the Middle Atlas Mountains, land of cedar forests with wild monkeys and dersted plains that invite you to gallop towards the berber villages and tents and to race next to sheep and goats.
In the forest are living many kinds of birds, the famous grey swoons of the atlas and a few wild boars, which you may see occasionally.
hiddentrails.com /africa/morocco/morocco-atlas.htm   (943 words)

  
 Atlas Mountains - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
The Atlas are the most northerly of Africa's mountains, extending in a broken chain for over 1000 miles across Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
The approach to the mountains is short, and there are mountain huts, plenty of guides, good trails, and mules to carry gear.
The Atlas Mountain summers are hot and harsh, while winter snows are very heavy.
www.peakware.com /areas.html?a=309   (354 words)

  
 National Geographic MapMachine: Student Atlas - Asia Mountains Photos, Map
Everest and the rest of the Himalaya are relatively new mountains.
Within the sharp peaks and ridges of the mountains, a variety of plants and animals thrive, including snow leopards, fl bears, marmots, and lesser pandas.
In Krygyzstan and China, the Tian Shan, or "celestial mountains," have steep, jagged peaks and clinging glaciers.
java.nationalgeographic.com /studentatlas/clickup/mountains.html   (396 words)

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