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KS3 Geography - Cool Antarctica: Tourism

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


ANT2005 - Iceberg Cruise

The World from the South

Ever thought how the rest of the globe appears from Antarctica?  

Books in the Senior Library

The following books include information about tourism in Antarctica:

Tourism - Help or Harm?

As they say, 'Consider the environment before printing this email' So also, think before you book yourself on this trip! Two articles which present a different viewpoint..

Tourism in Antarctica

Tourism on Antarctica is increasing and that can form a threat for the vulnerable South Pole area. Tourism in Antarctica has grown dramatically. In 1985, just a few thousand people visited the area but in the season 2007/2008 more than 40,000 did the same. Research from Maastricht University provides a possible solution.

Read from this article to find out possible solutions

Antarctic Scenic Video Clip


Aurora Australis in South Pole - A Time Lapse video

The Aurora Australis - Southern Lights

The Aurora Australis or Southern Lights are mesmerizing, dynamic displays of light that appear in the Antarctic skies in winter. They are, in effect, nature's light show. Read more

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What does an Antarctic tour operator say?

Learn the facts before embarking on a tour 

Picture Gallery

Want to know what you may see in Antarctica?  Click on the image to access lots of photos from the USAP webpages

Check out what's happening in Antarctica now!

Click on this image to view through a 'Live' webcam on Antarctica

Climate Tourists

Global warming has given rise to a new niche in tourism: ‘climate tourists’. As icecaps are melting and coral reefs are vanishing, people are rushing to see the natural wonders of the world

Photo Gallery

Click on the image to see a gallery of photos

Credit: Debbie Nail Meyer © 2009 MBARI

On a cruise to Antarctica

What to expect on a cruise / holiday to Antarctica? Read from a tourist's experience

Photo: Juliet Coombe/Lonely Planet

Sustainable tourism in Antarctica