The Arctic Ocean

Published May 13, 2018

The Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of all the oceans of the world. It includes: Barents, Norwegian, Greenland, East Siberian, Kara, Laptev Sea, Chukchi, Baffin Sea, Beaufort Sea and the White Sea. But sometimes on maps, there is also a pool near the northern end of Greenland as the Lincoln Sea. The territories of Denmark (Greenland), Iceland, Canada, Norway, Russia and the United States...

Southern continent

Published May 13, 2018

Southern continent

Even the ancient scientists, recognizing the sphericity of our planet, were convinced - the Southern continent, located in the high latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere, exists. In their opinion, such a continent created the symmetry of the globe and supported its "balance" with its mass...

"Singing" mountain

Published May 13, 2018

Singing mountain

Among the deserts and semi-deserts of Kazakhstan it carries its waters to Lake Balkhash The Ili River. Approximately in the middle reaches of the river, on its right bank, the so-called singing mountain, composed of light yellow fine sand, will thrust out. From surrounding barkhans it differs in size, reaching a height...

The Ural mountains

Published May 13, 2018

The Ural mountains

Have the Ural mountains always been the border between Europe and Asia? Rummaged in books, you can find out that in the 5th century BC the Greek historian Herodotus conducted this border across the Bosphorus, Black Sea, The Sea of Azov and the Don. Further north, the land for the Greeks was unknown. In the 17th century...

The Krasnoyarsk poles

Published May 13, 2018

The Krasnoyarsk poles

On the right bank of the mighty Yenisei, opposite the city of Krasnoyarsk, there are numerous cliffs of a chimerical kind. These are the so-called the Krasnoyarsk poles, originally crafted by the forces of nature. Krasnoyarsk poles belong to the state reserve, the favorite recreation place for people, a place for training mountaineers...

Mendanya and Solomon Islands

Published May 13, 2018

Mendanya and Solomon Islands

At the end of 1567 two caravels emerged from the Peruvian port of Callao. They were equipped with the vice-king of the then Spanish colony of Peru to search for the mysterious Southern continent. The ships were Captain Alvaro de Mendanya. Not only the king and Mendanya, but other rich Spanish grandees were very interested in the success of this expedition. Each of them had in Peru silver mines and plantations...

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