Antarctica is 5th in size among the world's continents and covered by a vast ice sheet. It covers about 14.2 million square km. It is divided into two parts, East Antarctica - a high, ice-covered plateau, and West Antarctica area consists of mountainous islands covered and merged together by ice. East and West Antarctica are divided by the 3,057kilometre (1,900 mile) long Transantarctic Mountains. http://www.antarcticadiscover.com/
Book a cruise to Antarctia and follow in the footsteps of the many heroic explorers like Scott and Shackleton.
Photos, information, facts, history, what to wear and a travel guide can be found at this fantastic site. http://www.coolantarctica.com/
The British Antarctic Survey is part of the Natural Environment Research Council. It is based in Cambridge UK. For almost 60 years it has undertaken the majority of Britain's scientific research on and around the Antarctic continent. http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/
The Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA) provides facts, pictures, a virtual tour of Antarctica and much more http://astro.uchicago.edu/cara/