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  Gondwana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although Gondwana was centered roughly where Antarctica is today (at the extreme south of the globe), the climate was generally mild.
Gondwana was then host to a huge variety of flora and fauna for many millions of years.
The continent was named by Eduard Suess after Gondwana, a region of eastern India where some of the geology of the ancient continent was determined.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gondwana   (554 words)

 Gondwana (India) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gondwana, sometimes called Gondaranya, is a region of central India, and is named after the Gondi people who live there (though they can also be found in other parts of India).
The name of the ancient continent of Gondwanaland was derived from Gondwana, because some of the earliest rock formations of this continent were first investigated in part of the region, in modern Orissa.
Gondwana has a relatively high proportion of peoples of the "scheduled tribes" of India, which include the Gonds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gondwana_(India)   (469 words)

 Gondwana Class Carrier Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ AlienArtifacts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the fictional universe of Gundam SEED Destiny, the heavy carrier Gondwana is a massive space warship used by ZAFT.
At the Battle of Aprilius One, the Gondwana served as the flagship of the ZAFT defense fleet, and mothership of Yzak Joule's mobile suit squadron.
The Gondwana is named for one of the two supercontinents which was formed after the breakup of Pangaea.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Gondwana_class_carrier   (320 words)

 Encyclopedia: Gondwana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gondwana was covered by a massive polar sheet of ice with many glaciers extending northwards.
As Gondwana collided with Laurasia, it pushed the North American continent northward off the equator (partly submerging the ancestral Rocky Mountains), and carried the northern European continent upwards into Siberia again, creating the Ural orogeny.
Gondwana was assembled into a distinct form between 700 and 500 Ma, during the Neoproterozoic orogenic events, by tectonic accretion of older cratons, island arcs and oceanic crust relics.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Gondwana   (1544 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Gondwana party was formed in 1991 by Hira Singh Markam, a former BJP MLA of Chhattisgarh who left the party because “he was not allowed to speak in the Assembly by the upper-caste leaders”.
This time, the Gondwana is contesting 81 seats in the tribal-dominated Mahakoshal region where the Congress won 32 of the 51 seats in 1998, thanks to the tribal-vote consolidation.
Gondwana came into the limelight after it held a rally in Bhopal on January 7, 2002, where Markam only spoke of how tribal land and properties were “forcibly usurped” by successive governments and that it was high time they fought for its reclamation.
www.telegraphindia.com /1031127/asp/nation/story_2616589.asp   (651 words)

 Gondwana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"The discovery of a 35-million-year-old fossil of a monster plant in North- West Tasmania is "stunning new evidence" of the existence of a Gondwana supercontinent, scientist have claimed.
Hill, who is recognized as a world authority in the area of macrofossils, led the team of University of Tasmania researchers that found the fossilised plant.
He said that while the find was not totally unexpected, it was a stunning confirmation of the existence of a supercontinent known as Gondwana.
www.nyu.edu /projects/julian/gondwana.html   (297 words)

 Gondwana metal potential GIS - What's Gondwana ?
During the Paleozoic, the movement of Gondwana from the Southern pole Northwards induced the closure of the Rheic Ocean, which separated Gondwana from the Northern hemisphere's continental blocks (Laurentia, Baltica, Siberia, Kazakhstan, North China...).
The collision of those two continental entities during the Carboniferous, and the subsequent closure of the Oural during the Permian, led to the formation of a world-wide supercontinent, Pangea, composed of Gondwana in the South and Laurasia in the North.
Since the Jurassic, the Pangea, and therefore also Gondwana, were fragmented and began their evolution into the present-day configuration of the continents, as displayed by the present animation.
gondwana.brgm.fr /Gondwana.htm   (213 words)

 NFN - Gondwana Forest Sanctuary
The first goal of the Gondwana Forest Sanctuary Campaign is to protect the remaining primary forests in Tierra del Fuego, comprising the southernmost forests on Earth, in both Chile and Argentina.
It is the intention of the Gondwana Campaign to begin the process of creating an international system of inter-continental forest reserves starting at the tip of South America and spreading northward and outward.
The "Gondwana Foundation" has been established to foster continuity in stewarding the first - and subsequent - forests to be protected by the Gondwana Campaign.
nativeforest.org /campaigns/gondwana   (1219 words)

 Gondwana Arboretum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Gondwana Arboretum at the Auckland Botanic Gardens is envisioned to be a place to stroll through, experience the wonder and majesty of trees and gain a sense of their prehistoric connections.
Gondwana was made up of the landmasses we now know as Africa, India, Madagascar, South-east Asia, Australasia, South America and Antartica.
One of the most interesting plant families to have its origins in Gondwana is the ancient conifer group of Araucariaceae.
www.arc.govt.nz /arc/index.cfm?BC7B1ADA-E662-45D1-A07C-F08C638FFF92)   (510 words)

Gondwana reveals positive messages that serve as an uplifting vibration for fans of all musical genres.
Gondwana has been gaining very enthusiastic fans throughout the world one by one.
Gondwana has remained true to their original posture, standing tall and strong in a peace-loving position of musical and lyrical creation.
www.rasrecords.com /gondwana   (236 words)

 Gondwana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gondwana, also called "Gondwanaland", was the Southern land mass that formed after the breakup of Pangaea 200 million years ago.
Gondwana was made up of modern-day Africa, Arabia, India, South America, Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, and Madagascar.
Alfred Lothar Wegener had originally suggested that Antarctica was a part of Gondwana after the discovery of the Glossopteris plant in Antarctica during the Antarctic Expedition of Scott (1910-1913).
www.freewebs.com /earthproject/Gondwanaarticle.txt   (153 words)

Despite the lack of late Cretaceous data, it is reasonable to assume that by the close of the Mesozoic, numerous angiosperm lines had established themselves in Madagascar via either direct land routes through India from the south, or by short distance dispersal across water gaps.
The break-up of Gondwana by the end of the Cretaceous would have resulted in vicariance in basal angiosperm lineages, and thus, relationships today would be manifest at higher taxonomic levels (van Steenis 1984).
The possiblity of "Noah's Ark" rafting on India, and therefore the presence of relicts on the granitic islands of the Seychelles and India/Sri Lanka, as well as then subsequent dispersal into W. Malesia must also be considered (a scenario rejected by Raven & Axelrod 1974).
www.mobot.org /MOBOT/Madagasc/biomad2.html   (813 words)

Like fellow Latino reggae acts King Chango and The Toyes, there is a certain amount of Latin edge to Gondwana's music (particularly in their prevalent horns and up-tempo rhythms), but there is no doubt that they are grounded in a sincere, unswerving devotion to roots reggae.
Despite their relative inexperience, the group's songwriting and musical skills are polished, and the power of their songs translates through the language barrier (All but one of their tunes here are sung in Spanish.).
For the first time, Gondwana decided to record an album in the birthplace of reggae music, and judging from the result, maybe they should return to Chile.
www.reggae-reviews.com /gondwana.html   (405 words)

 MSU Museum - Exhibitions - Michigan State University Gondwana
The "supercontinent" of Gondwana included all of the major Southern Hemisphere land masses -- Africa, South America, Antarctica, India, Madagascar, and Australia -- and existed into the Cretaceous Period.
Over the course of many millions of years, the land masses making up Gondwana gradually "drifted" apart, with most reaching their current position by near the end of the Cretaceous, around 70-80 million years ago.
Also highlighted in the exhibit are the experience of conducting field work in a remote area and the process of finding, recovering and preserving fossils.
museum.cl.msu.edu /Exhibitions/Current/Gondwana.html   (273 words)

 gondwana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The floating arks of the fragmented Gondwana took many of their plants and animals with them as they slowly made their way to their current locations.
The mountainous Southeast of Australia and Tasmania remain the 'most Gondwanan', here the wet and cool climate is much as that of the temperate forests of Gondwana, it is in these areas that most of the plants that are to be found elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere are to be seen.
Elsewhere in the former Gondwana where the climate has remained suitable to their survival members of Proteaceae have persisted.
www.gcnursery.co.uk /gondwana.html   (3135 words)

 Gondwana --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The name was coined by the Austrian geologist Eduard Suess in reference to the Upper Paleozoic and Mesozoic formations of the Gondwana region of central India, which display typical developments of some of the shared geologic...
The Tethyan geosyncline on the margins of both Eurasia and Gondwana accumulated thick sequences of Jurassic rock ranging from carbonates and evaporites to sandstone.
The geologic history of areas included in Gondwana indicates that the continent fragmented during post-Ordovician time.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9037346?tocId=9037346&query=gondwana   (385 words)

 About the Gondwana Forest Sanctuary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lucas Chiappe, the Argentinean botanist and founder of Proyecto Lemu, was an early proponent of the Gondwana concept and designed the Gondwana logo, which has been the hallmark of the campaign for many years.
The goal of the Gondwana Forest Sanctuary campaign is to create an international, intercontinental sanctuary for the world's southernmost forests - those with evolutionary roots on the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana.
Through this cross-continental approach, the Gondwana Campaign seeks to foster a greater ethic of pride in, respect for and conservation of the unique forests of the southern hemisphere.
www.gondwana.org /about.html   (368 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Together - Gondwana (Reggae) at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sentimiento Original is another of Gondwana’s more popular tracks, if you ever have the opportunity to see them perform live, this one always moves people.
That they were able to find a place within the reggae music community is another feat in and of itself and they are innovators in combining Latin music with reggae for something that carries reggae to a whole other level.
Gondwana is one of those groups (like most reggae acts) that although they sound good on record, cannot be fully appreciated until you have the opportunity to hear them live, so if you get a chance, don’t miss out.
www.epinions.com /content_52916883076   (941 words)

 NBI:Gondwana Garden and Fossil Bed
The Gondwana Garden is located on the west side of the conservatory (between the conservatory and Camphor Avenue), but can only be accessed through the conservatory.
At the entrance to the Gondwana Garden is a bed that depicts the type of plants that would have been growing during the Triassic period (200mya).
A close-up of one of the fossils in the fossil bed at the entrance to the Gondwana Garden.
www.nbi.ac.za /kirstenbosch/conservatory/gondwana.htm   (309 words)

 EPOW Ecology Picture of the Week - A Gondwana Island Forest
As Gondwana broke apart beginning 200 million years ago, it formed India, Australia, Antarctica, Africa, South America, and New Zealand.
Some modern-day Gondwana forests are conserved in small reserves, such as Tuku Reserve shown here, which is a small corner of small sub-Antarctic Chatham Island, some 800 km from South Island, New Zealand.
Conservation of existing Gondwana forests is a priority in South America, Tasmania, New Zealand, and elsewhere.
www.taos-telecommunity.org /epow/EPOW-Archive/archive_2003/EPOW-031208.htm   (324 words)

 Gondwana Link ecological connectivity South Western Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gondwana Link is a landscape scale vision involving individuals and local, regional and national groups.
Gondwana Link will provide some protection against the worst ecological impacts of climate change by enabling gradual genetic and species interchange on a broad front and by retaining elements of the longer term evolutionary forces that shaped the south west biota
Gondwana Link will help to accelerate the development of new cultural and economic perspective's on how people can live in the region to enrich social and environmental diversity
www.gondwanalink.org   (267 words)

 Gondwana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Southernmost South America and much of western Antarctica are not shown since they were post-Devonian accretions.
Florida was also an integral part of Gondwana and is included using the fit of Lawver and Scotese (1987).
Gondwana formed at around 550 Ma (Meert and Van der Voo 1997) and its early dispersal history commenced with the rifting off of Avalonia in Arenig-Llanvirn times (465 Ma).
www.geodynamics.no /Platemotions/500-400/TerranesDEF/Gondwana.htm   (105 words)

The name was coined by the Austrian geologist Eduard Suess in reference to the Upper Paleozoic and Mesozoic formations of the Gondwana region of central India, which display typical developments of some of the shared geologic features.
The geologic evidence for a former land connection between the currently separated continents and other areas includes the occurrence of tillites (glacial deposits) of Permo-Carboniferous age (the time boundary between the Carboniferous and Permian periods is 286 million years ago) and similar floras and faunas that are not found in the Northern Hemisphere.
The concept that the continents were at one time joined in the geologic past was first set forth in detail by Alfred Wegener, a German meteorologist, in 1912.
www.gaiaguys.net /gondwana.htm   (807 words)

 Gondwana Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Gondwana Centre is a unique, non-profit, ecological adult learning centre at Binna Burra in South East Queensland.
Our mission is to create and host world-class, transformative adult learning programs that contribute to and extend the knowledge and application of ecological, sustainability, social justice and social change principles in Australia and the Asia Pacific.
The Gondwana Centre works with adults – today’s leaders and innovators – particularly those working for sustainable, inclusive, diverse and robust communities.
www.gondwanacentre.org.au   (223 words)

 Gondwana Learning and Ecotours: Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gondwana Learning and Ecotours provides learning programmes and site visit opportunities which capture essential facts about people and the environment.
Programmes focus on core aspects of Gondwana environments as well as on contemporary environments, basal structures, life forms and cultural diversity.
Features encountered along these corridors serve to illustrate the major parts of earth history through geological time, from the oldest crust to the youngest ice sheets and from the earliest known life to the current vibrant diversity of our human family and their life ways.
www.gondwana.co.za   (157 words)

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