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KS3 Geography - Cool Antarctica: Antarctica

A guide to information resources on Antarctica for your year 8 Geography topic, compiled by your Librarians.

Antarctica

Antarctica, november 2007

Antarctica is located in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, it is the earth's southernmost continent and includes the South Pole.  

Antarctica is covered by ice which is, on average, at least 1 mile (1.6km) thick.   It is, on average, the coldest, driest and windiest of all the continents and has the highest average elevation. 

No humans live permanently on Antarctica but between 1,000 and 5,000 people reside at the research stations which are located around the continent.

(Information from Wikipedia)

Find more background information about Antarctica by exploring the links on this page.

A selection of biographies in the Senior Library

If you would like to read books based in Antarctica, here is a selection of the biographical books we have on Antarctica. You will find relevant non-fiction books throughout this libguide or you can use the search box above (select TTS Oliver) to find more books on Antarctica in our Library Catalogue.

DVDs in the Senior Library

Antarctica

Watch this National Geographic video for an interesting introduction to Antarctica. 

source:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxVR-jP63GI

Interactive Introduction to Antarctica

Explore this fascinating interactive website to find interesting information about Antarctica.

Antarctic News

Website - Cool Antarctica

Find lots of information about Antarctica on the 'Cool Antarctica' website.

Website - Discovering Antarctica

Another really useful website where you can find lots of information about Antarctica.

Other useful websites

Antarctica HDR

Find more information about Antarctica on these websites:

A selection of fiction books in the Senior Library

Here is a selection of the fiction books we have which are set in Antarctica. You will find relevant non-fiction books throughout this libguide or you can use the search box above (select TTS Oliver) to find more books on Antarctica in our Library Catalogue.