Atlantis

Published June 18, 2017

Atlantis

Atlantis, the mysterious continent, buried somewhere on the ocean floor, was the reason for writing a considerable amount of scientific works and adventure works. More than 1700 theories have been put forward about its location and the causes of its death. Some traces of its existence Atlantis left... in human memory...

Greenland

Published June 18, 2017

Greenland

The island of Iceland, the fifth part of which is covered with glaciers, is rightfully called the "ice country". But why is another Greenland country, more than nine-tenth the surface of which is covered with ice, called a "green country"?..

Issyk-Kul

Published June 18, 2017

Issyk-Kul

Among the high snow-covered spines of the Tien-Shan is a picturesque mountain lake Issyk-Kul. In translation from the Kyrgyz language Issyk-Kul means "warm lake". And indeed, Issyk-Kul never freezes, even in severe frosts. However, it is hardly possible to consider this name as successful: the water in the Issyk-Kul lake is very cold...

Curacao

Published June 18, 2017

Curacao

In the Caribbean Sea, near the coast of Venezuela, there is a small stony island of Curacao. Curacao is the largest island of the Netherlands Antilles and a self-governing public entity of the same name, located in the south of the Caribbean Sea. The lack of fresh water Curacao is covered with poor vegetation. In 1499, the Spanish navigator Alonso Ojeda left slicks...

Titicaca

Published June 18, 2017

Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is located high in the Andes on the border of two countries - Peru and Bolivia. The name of Lake Titicaca, translated from the language of the Aymara tribe, means "tin deposit", which was once mined on one of its islands. Titicaca is the most high-altitude lake of the globe, on which already for over 100 years there is a regular shipping company...

Yangantau

Published June 18, 2017

Yangantau

In the southern Urals, near one of the picturesque rivers of Bashkiria, there is a small Yangantau mountain. Even in winter Yangintau is covered by a thick carpet of juicy green grass. The matter is that for hundreds of years dry steam has been allocated from the bowels of Yangintau. The heat reserves of this mountain are entirely sufficient for the operation of a powerful thermal power station...

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