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antarctica by Mind Map: antarctica
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antarctica

history

It was the ancient Greeks who first came up with the idea of Antarctica.

Captain Thaddeus Bellingshausen made the first sighting of the continent.He described it as an ice field covered in small hillocks.

The first person to sail alone there was David Henry Lewis, from New Zealander.

weather

it is the coldest and the windiest of all continents

there are three climatic regions there

The interior of the continent is really cold with a little snowfall

The coastal areas have milder temperature and alot more rain.

The Antarctic Peninsula region has a warmer and wetter climate and above-freezing temperatures.

tourist attractions

emperor penguins safari

the last marathon

get a helocopter tour of polar animals

visit historic sites and follow in famous peoples steps

kayaking and camping on ice