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How did we find out about Antarctica?

by Isaac Asimov

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Published by Avon Books in New York .
Written in English

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  • Juvenile literature

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    Describes the geography of the Antarctic regions and the history of their discovery and exploration.

    Edition Notes

    StatementIsaac Asimov ; illustrated by David Wool
    SeriesHow did we find out ... series, First fact book, First fact book
    ContributionsWool, David, ill
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64 p.
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27044042M
    ISBN 100380534215
    ISBN 109780380534210
    OCLC/WorldCa31063211

    The freezing, inhospitable continent of Antarctica was the last place on Earth to be explored. It is a vast, mountainous land mass at the South Pole, buried under an ice sheet up to 3 miles ( km) thick, and surrounded by frozen seas. Antarctica has no countries and no permanent population. With. A shocking Ministry of Defense report on the Russian scientific team [photo top left] that has successfully drilled 3, meters into the world’s largest submerged lake on the continent of Antarctica, believed to be untouched for over 20 million years, states that the underwater video camera discovered the “striking image” of a “golden-like swastika” estimated to be no less than

    Ocean Camp, supplies are collected from the failing ship and laid on the ice. The beginning of the end for Endurance, now completely in the power of the ice, the ship begins to keel over Endurance crushed to death by the icepacks of the Weddell Sea, the sinking ship, watched by the dogs, 1st November Frank Wild (probably) by the wreckage of the Endurance before she slipped beneath the ice. Antarctic Literature. An Australian Antarctic Literature is beginning. Tripfiction has just added Hazel's fiction to their map, which includes the new setting of armchair travellers and others, Literary Tourism or reading fiction with real settings before, during or .

    As the temperature in Antarctica can dip to below °F (°C), no one lives there all the time. No country owns Antarctica. Scientists from 29 countries visit research stations to carry out experiments throughout the year. Despite the cold, Antarctica is home to animals such as penguins, seals, and seabirds. Find out more › Southern Ocean.   James Cook has a central place in the History of circumnavigation of Antarctica from to was the first of many government-instigated expeditions to the Antarctic. Cook did not sight land, but his two ships penetrated well into the sea ice and well south of the Antarctic Circle, far enough that he was able to say with reasonable confidence that there was land over the.


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How Did We Find Out About Antarctica (How Did We Find Out Series)Author: Isaac Asimov. Get this from a library. How did we find out about Antarctica?.

[Isaac Asimov; David Wool] -- Describes the geography of the Antarctic regions and the history of their discovery and exploration. The historical approach that marks this Asimov series doesn't give much shape or substance to his introduction to Antarctica&#;at least if it's Antarctica you want to find out about.

How Did We Find Out About Antarctica (How Did We Find Out Series) by Asimov, Isaac; Wool, David [Illustrator]. Walker & Co Lib, 11/01/79 AM. Library Binding. Good. Ex-Library hardcover with dj with all the usual markings, attachments, and library wear.

Text block clean and unmarked. Tight binding. Antarctica (/ æ n ˈ t ɑːr t ɪ k ə / or / æ n t ˈ ɑːr k t ɪ k ə / ()) is Earth's southernmost contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern 14, square kilometres (5, square miles), it is the fifth-largest.

This book compiles science, natural history, poetry, history, what it feels like to be in Antarctica and why people decide to go there to capture the whole story of the white continent. CHECK IT OUT Empire Antarctica – Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins: The story of a basecamp doctor who spends fourteen months at an isolated British research.

Antarctic Treaty, (Dec. 1, ), agreement signed by 12 nations, in which the Antarctic continent was made a demilitarized zone to be preserved for scientific research. The treaty resulted from a conference in Washington, D.C., attended by representatives of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Britain.

Antarctica, the world’s southernmost continent, is almost wholly covered by an ice sheet and is about million square miles ( million square km) in size. It is divided into East Antarctica (largely composed of a high ice-covered plateau) and West Antarctica (an archipelago of ice-covered mountainous islands).

Medal of Honor recipient Admiral Richard E. Byrd allegedly wrote his encounter with a lost civilization in Antarctica. According to Hollow Earth theorists, Byrd met. See also: Isaac Asimov bibliography (categorical), Isaac Asimov bibliography (alphabetical).

In a writing career spanning 53 years (–), science fiction and popular science author Isaac Asimov (–) wrote and published 40 novels, short stories, over non-fiction books, and edited about others.

In this article, Asimov's books are listed by year (in order of. Antarctica. No Man’s Land. InRoald Amundsen became the first person to reach the South Pole on the Antarctic continent. Since then explorers have traveled by ship, dog sled, and even on skis into a terrain so cold it contains nine times as much ice as the rest of the world combined.

Antarctica - Antarctica - History: Many nations were involved in the discovery and early exploration of Antarctica. About ce, however, long before European geographers of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance were to conjecture about Terra Australis Incognita, a mythical land to the far south, Rarotongan oral tradition tells of Ui-te-Rangiora, who sailed south of Aotearoa (New Zealand) to a.

While we’re on the theme of super endurance, the other book that might pique your fancy is Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-distance Swimmer by Lynne Cox. Cox has a number of firsts to her belt in the world of swimming including being the first person to have swum a mile in the zero degree water of Antarctica.

“We forget that 25 years later there is, in strict scientific terms, no statistically significant recovery in ozone over Antarctica, although there a few signs of improvement,” said Shanklin.

An interesting and unique book that takes six expeditions from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Scott, andAmundsenShackleton and and Mawsonand considers them sometimes alone and sometimes in comparison.

Gondwana, ancient supercontinent that incorporated present-day South America, Africa, Arabia, Madagascar, India, Australia, and Antarctica. It was fully assembled by Late Precambrian time, some million years ago, and the first stage of its breakup began in the Early Jurassic Period, about Books shelved as antarctica: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, The Worst Journey i.

“To prepare for war, they needed whale oil,” says Cornelia Lüdecke,professor of the history of science at Hamburg University and co-author of the book The Third Reich in Antarctica. We caught up with Worsley via Skype as he was gearing up for his expedition in Punta Arenas, Chile.

He is awaiting a weather window, and hopes to. The very act of figuring out how to book a trip to Antarctica as a backpacker was the most stressful aspect of this trip. I started off researching my options online and was quickly in over my head.

Previous backpackers openly mocked those who spent thousands and thousands to get to Antarctica when they simply showed up in Ushuaia, booked a.Books shelved as antarctic-exploration: The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party by Kelly Tyler-Lewis, The Worst Journey in the Wo.

People visit Antarctica every year by boat or plane, with boat travel being the most budget-friendly option. Some people book their cruises online prior to their trip, while others take the gamble of arriving in Ushuaia and finding a cheap deal while they are : 20K.