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  Africa Continent - Pictures, Guide
Africa is the second largest continent of the world and has about 770 million people.
The continent is recognized as the birthplace of the Homo Sapiens and of historical civilizations.
The northern part of the continent is dominated by the Sahara desert, the largest desert in the world.
www.africa-continent.com   (2545 words)

  
  Continent - MSN Encarta
The continents, in order of size, are Eurasia (conventionally regarded as the two continents of Europe, individually the second smallest, and Asia), Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, and Australia.
In geology, continents are defined in terms of the earth's crustal structure and constituency, rather than land-surface areas.
The study of the history and origins of continental drift is called plate tectonics because, in charting the directions that the continents have taken, geologists discovered that the earth's crust and upper mantle are divided into a number of semirigid plates, each of which has recognizable boundaries and moves as a unit.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553387/Continent.html   (666 words)

  
  Continent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Continents are sometimes subdivided into subcontinents that are delineated by geological features: the prototype of this is the Indian subcontinent.
Continents are portions of the Earth's crust characterized by a stable platform of Precambrian metamorphic and igneous rock (typically 1.5 to 3.8 billion years old) largely of granitic composition, called the craton, and a central "shield" where the craton is exposed at the surface.
The margins of the continents are characterized by currently-active or relatively recently active mobile belts and/or deep troughs of accumulated marine or deltaic sediments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Continent   (1310 words)

  
 Continent - ninemsn Encarta
The continents, in order of size, are Eurasia (conventionally regarded as the two continents of Europe, individually the second smallest, and Asia), Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, and Australia.
In geology, continents are defined in terms of the Earth's crustal structure and constituency, rather than land-surface areas.
The study of the history and origins of continental drift is called plate tectonics because, in charting the directions that the continents have taken, geologists discovered that the Earth's crust and upper mantle are divided into a number of semi-rigid plates, each of which has recognizable boundaries and moves as a unit.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553387/Continent.html   (620 words)

  
 Continent - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On the northern continent of Archer IV A memorial on Tarakis equipped with a synaptic transmitter was located on the northernmost continent of the planet.
Scattered enclaves on the northern continent of the Brunali homeworld with populations of fewer than 10,000 Brunali were all that was left in 2376 after repeated attacks by the Borg.
A map of the Eastern continent of Rutia IV The Akaali Eliann lived in a city on the eastern continent of the Akaali homeworld on which east continent was settled with dozens of such cities.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Continent   (1521 words)

  
 UrologyHealth.org - Adult Conditions - Bladder - Continent Urinary Diversion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Continent urinary diversion describes all forms of urinary diversion that enable the patient to urinate at his or her own discretion without the use of any form of appliance or collecting device.
Cutaneous continent urinary diversion refers to use of the gastrointestinal tract to create a new bladder, which is attached to the skin inside the body.
In addition, continent urinary diversion is unadvisable for patients lacking the physical inability to catheterize due to neurologic or orthopedic conditions.
www.urologyhealth.org /adult/index.cfm?cat=03&topic=41   (2756 words)

  
 continent. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In addition, the continents are generally antipodal to the ocean basins (i.e., ocean basins are found on the opposite side of the earth from continental masses).
Inclusion of the shelf area increases the extent of the continents to 35% of the globe.
Generally, the continents contain vast interior plains or plateaus, underlain by a basement complex of igneous and metamorphic rocks of Precambrian age.
www.bartleby.com /65/co/continent.html   (893 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for continent
Geographic Distribution of the Continents More than two thirds of the continental regions are...
The continents are Europe and Asia (or Eurasia), Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica.
Continent Vehicles becomes the first to introduce part exchange service on-line.
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=continent   (781 words)

  
 Online Etymology Dictionary
Geographical sense is 1559, from continent land (1470), translating L. terra continens "continuous land" (see continue).
Originally of children of British-East Indian marriages; sense of "of Europe and Asia considered as one continent" is from 1868.
O.E. scilling, a coin consisting of a varying number of pence (on the continent, a common scale was 12 pennies to a shilling, 20 shillings to a pound), from P.Gmc.
www.etymonline.com /index.php?search=continent   (1375 words)

  
 Continent
A continent (from the Latin "continere" for "to hold together") is a large continuous mass of land in the planet Earth.
The seven continent model is commonly taught in Western Europe and North America, while the six continent (combined Eurasia) model is also taught in North America and is the primary continent model used in scientific contexts.
Europe, the old continent, is a continent whose boundaries are the Atlantic Ocean in the west, the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Ural Mountains and Ural River in the east, the Caspian Sea, Caucasus mountains and Black Sea in the southeast and the Mediterranean Sea as the southern boundary.
www.websters-dictionary-online.net /definition/english/Co/Continent.html   (4127 words)

  
 Our Changing Continent
The shoreline deposits and shells at the edge of the Continental Shelf, in waters to 450 feet deep, are evidence of this marked drop in sea level during the Pleistocene.
Most of these ranges were located along the eastern and western margins of the present continent, and erosion of newly formed highlands contributed sediment toward the center of the continent.
Such spectacular actions by nature in building continents are combined with the less noticeable processes of erosion and deposition that have gradually shaped and changed the face of the North American Continent and the entire planet throughout geologic time.
pubs.usgs.gov /gip/continents   (2805 words)

  
 Hartman Geography Page 2
It is the least defined of the 7 continents, having an irregular border where it collides with the continent of Europe, generally along the Ural Mountain chain.
The continent of South America is all EAST of Savannah, Georgia.
It is, rather, that line in a continent, along which rivers flow in opposite directions: to the west of it, rivers run west, and to the east of it, rivers run east.
www.naciente.com /geo2.htm   (607 words)

  
 asia map and map of asia countries landforms rivers and information pages
Asia has three important recognized political divisions: The Middle East, (or West Asia) countries are colored a lighter shade of gray; Southeast Asia (or South Asia) countries are colored a medium shade of gray, and North Asia countries are colored a darker shade of gray.
Significant features of the continent of Asia include the world's tallest mountain, Mt Everest in Nepal (and China), rising to 29,035 ft (8,850m).
In addition, the continent includes the world's most populated countries, China and India; the world's longest coastline, the world's deepest lake; Lake Baykal, and some of the most important rivers on the planet.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/as.htm   (651 words)

  
 Continent - GuildWiki
Continents are the largest areas in the game area that have a separate
Since the map does not show the coastline all around, it is not clear whether different continents are located on separate pieces of landmass.
In order to map travel between continents players open the map and click the boat icon to boat travel.
gw.gamewikis.org /wiki/Continent   (118 words)

  
 Continent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the Continent Class, which can be used to create an continent object that can hold number of territory in it.
This is the accessor method to the continent's name, which return the name of this continent.
This is the mutator method for the continent's name, which set the name of this continent to the parameter name.
www.sinc.sunysb.edu /Stu/szhao/javadoc/risk/Continent.html   (541 words)

  
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www.8thcontinent.com   (130 words)

  
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In some areas of Antarctica the glaciers flow along the continent, toward the ocean in such a manner that they spread out and are relatively flat for some distance on the continent.
This is common on either side of the Antarctic Peninsula (the Ross Ice Shelf, to the west, and the Ronne Ice Shelf, to the east).
The ice shelves may be grounded near the edge of the continent but are usually floating along their outer edge although the ice may be over 800 feet deep at the edge of shelf.
www.lycos.com /info/continent--west-antarctica.html   (432 words)

  
 North American continent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Continents can grow when two plates collide, welding, or accreting, the two pieces together.
Continents also grow when oceanic crust is scraped off oceanic plates as they sink in subduction zones.
The purple area fringing the stable continental core is made up of older Precambrian basement that was deformed during plate collisions that occurred within the last 600 million years.
www2.nature.nps.gov /geology/usgsnps/pltec/nacraton.html   (206 words)

  
 The Sarvonian Continent ("Avathaín")
Because of the fact that Sarvonia is a rather huge continent, it features deserts like the Rahaz-Dath to the very south or the Hol'Dispor at Deni'lou as well as vast icelands to the north.
Among the minor races which can be found at the Sarvonian continent there are halflings (around the Silvermarshes), mullogs (Silvermarshes) and especially Brownies, who have elected the so-called Vale of Brownies in central Santharia to their domain.
Sarvonia is also the continent where the ancient elven kingdom of Fá'áv'cál'âr (nowadays the ruins can still be found at the Waters Marshes) had it's rise and fall, the latter leading to the War of the Chosen and the estranging of the races.
www.santharia.com /places/sarvonia.htm   (942 words)

  
 Antarctica, Continent of Ice
This white continent is the home of the most violent weather on Earth and is the driest, highest, windiest, and coldest of all the continents.
Although over 98 percent of the continent of Antarctica is covered in ice there are a few areas without ice (some unique dry valleys where there has been no precipitation for 2 million years, and along some of the coastlines during the summer melt).
The ice shelves may be grounded near the edge of the continent but are usually floating along their outer edge although the ice may be over 800 feet deep at the edge of shelf.
www.biosbcc.net /ocean/AAcontinent.htm   (2837 words)

  
 East Continent Rift Basin
This study is a continuation of research begun in 1990 with the discovery of the East Continent Rift Basin, a basin filled with Mesoproterozoic (950(?) to 1020 million years old) sedimentary (Middle Run Formation) and volcanic rocks in central and western Kentucky, southern Indiana, and western Ohio.
An understanding of this basin is critical in the development of models for the early geologic evolution of the eastern Midcontinent and in relating the basin architecture to earthquake hazards and to assessment of its mineral-resource and waste-disposal potential.
In addition to the recent discovery of a Proterozoic sandstone with natural-gas potential in the central Kentucky part of the basin, an ancient eroded mountain belt, called the Hoosier thrust belt, was discovered lying farther northwest in the English Basin part of the East Continent Rift Basin of Kentucky and southern Indiana.
www.uky.edu /KGS/emsweb/ecrb/ecrb.html   (380 words)

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