For the natural history of the Antarctic continent, see Antarctica. The history of
Antarctica emerges from early Western theories of a vast continent, known as
On January 17, 1773, at about 40°E longitude, he made the first crossing of the
Antarctic Circle in history. At 67°15'S, the ice pack forced them north again, ...
Although it is now a frozen wilderness Antarctica was once much further north
and it had a tropical or semi-tropical climate. Forests grew there and life
Antarctica Timeline. Travel through our timeline of major events in Antarctica's
History. 400 B.C.. 400 B.C.. Ancient Greeks suggest that a southern continent ...
May 19, 2009 ... The film footage below was taken by Frank Hurley on the 1911–1914
Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Douglas Mawson and includes ...
An Antarctic Time Line : 1519 - 1959 ... the Antarctic mainland, not to mention the
subantarctic islands. Only historical events of major importance are listed here.
Dec 1, 2009 ... Fifty years after 12 countries signed the Antarctic Treaty, TIME looks back at who
discovered the coldest place on earth — and who remains in a ...
As these fossils suggest, Antarctica hasn't always been as cold as it is now.
Before Captain Scott and his team perished during their return journey from the ...
After splitting from Gondwana, Antarctica drifted slowly to its present position over
the South Pole. It has been covered with ice since approximately the ...
NZ and Antarctica share a long and rich history. From Tuati in 1839 to Edmund
Hillary in the 1950s and more recent scientists, Kiwis have explored, examined ...