Antarctica is the fifth largest continent on planet Earth, and its inhabitants account for less than one percent of the world's population. Most of the ice on our planet is found in Antarctica, covering this land mass around the South Pole to an average depth of more than one mile. Only the mountains south of the Pacific Ocean are not fully covered with ice.
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Antarctica currently hosts an ever-rotating group of scientists who study the unique and pristine environment there.However, Antarctica has no permanent residents and no native population.
- History of Antarctica
Antarctica was first sighted in 1820. But it was not until 1895 that a group of Norwegian whalers actually landed on the continent.
- Antarctica Travel Guide
Antarctica is a cruise destination for those with an adventurous spirit who come to see its snowy ice caps, rugged terrain, and abundance of polar animals.
- South American Woman (Digital Image)
A Brazilian woman with long, brown hair holds a cup of espresso, while she looks into the distance. Her photograph is isolated on a black background.
- The ice ceiling holding women back... in Antarctica
For decades, there was a ceiling not of glass but of ice, holding women back from doing research in Antarctica.
BBC News. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:22:53 GMT.
- Environmentalists, Looking For Oil
My students are trained to study the impact a changing climate has on glaciers in Antarctica but most go on to work in the oil industry. Do I regret it? No, the industry needs workers with a diverse set of backgrounds.
By University Of Houston Energy Fellows, Contributor. Forbes. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:05:00 -0500.
- Massive iceberg poised to crack off Antarctica, scientists say
A vast iceberg with an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres is poised to break off Antarctica and "fundamentally change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula", researchers say.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:56:44 +1100.
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- Antarctica Page on Adirectory.us
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- Antarctica Page on GoGuides.org
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- Antarctica Page on Jumblex.org
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- Chester, Jonathan. Antarctica. Philadelphia, PA. Courage Books. 1991.
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