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Australia (continent)

The continent of Australia, sometimes known in technical contexts by the names Sahul, Australinea, or Meganesia to distinguish it from the country of Australia, consists of the landmasses which sit on Australias continental plate. This includes mainland Australia, Tasmania, and the island of New Guinea, which comprises Papua New Guinea and Indonesias Western New Guinea. Situated in the geographical region of Oceania, it is the smallest of the seven traditional continents in the English conception. The continent includes a continental shelf overlain by shallow seas which divide it into seve ...

                                               

Atlantica

Atlantica is an ancient continent that formed during the Proterozoic about 2.000 million years ago from various 2 Ga cratons located in what is now West Africa and eastern South America. The name, introduced by Rogers 1996, was chosen because the continent opened up to form the South Atlantic Ocean.

                                               

Zealandia

Zealandia, also known as the New Zealand continent or Tasmantis, is an almost entirely submerged mass of continental crust that subsided after breaking away from Gondwanaland 83–79 million years ago. It has variously been described as a continental fragment, a microcontinent, a submerged continent, and a continent. The name and concept for Zealandia was proposed by Bruce Luyendyk in 1995. The land mass may have been completely submerged by about 23 million years ago, and most of it 93% remains submerged beneath the Pacific Ocean. With a total area of 4.920.000 km 2 1.900.000 sq mi, it is t ...

                                               

Nena (supercontinent)

Nena, an acronym for Northern Europe–North America, was the Early Proterozoic amalgamation of Baltica and Laurentia into a single "cratonic landmass", a name first proposed in 1990. Since then several similar Proterozoic supercontinents have been proposed, including Nuna and Arctica, that include other Archaean cratons, such as Siberia and East Antarctica. In the original concept Nena formed c. 1.900 million years ago in the Penokean, Makkovikan, Ketilidian, and Svecofennian orogenies. However, because Nena excludes several known Archaean cratons, including those in India and Australia, it ...

                                               

Ur (continent)

Ur is a proposed supercontinent that formed in the Archean 3.100 million years ago. In Rogers reconstruction, Ur is half a billion years older than Arctica and, in the early period of its existence, it was probably the only continent on Earth, and as such can be considered a supercontinent, though it was probably smaller than present-day Australia. In more recent works geologists often refer to both Ur and other proposed Archaean continental assemblages as supercratons. Ur can, nevertheless, be half a billion years younger than Vaalbara, but the concepts of these two early cratonic assembl ...

                                               

Continent (disambiguation)

A continent is a large landmass. The Continent is used by those on the periphery of Europe to refer the mainland. Continent or the continent may also refer to:

                                               

Supercontinent

In geology, a supercontinent is the assembly of most or all of Earths continental blocks or cratons to form a single large landmass. However, many earth scientists use a different definition: "a clustering of nearly all continents", which leaves room for interpretation and is easier to apply to Precambrian times. Supercontinents have assembled and dispersed multiple times in the geologic past see table. According to the modern definitions, a supercontinent does not exist today. The supercontinent Pangaea is the collective name describing all of the continental landmasses when they were mos ...

                                               

Supercontinent cycle

The supercontinent cycle is the quasi-periodic aggregation and dispersal of Earths continental crust. There are varying opinions as to whether the amount of continental crust is increasing, decreasing, or staying about the same, but it is agreed that the Earths crust is constantly being reconfigured. One complete supercontinent cycle is said to take 300 to 500 million years. Continental collision makes fewer and larger continents while rifting makes more and smaller continents.

                                               

Paleocontinent

A paleocontinent or palaeocontinent is a distinct area of continental crust that existed as a major landmass in the geological past. There have been many different landmasses throughout Earths time. They range in sizes, some are just a collection of small microcontinents while others are large conglomerates of crust. As time progresses and sea levels rise and fall more crust can be exposed making way for larger landmasses. The continents of the past shaped the evolution of organisms on Earth and contributed to the climate of the globe as well. As land masses break apart, species are separa ...

                                               

Archaeology of the Americas

The archaeology of the Americas is the study of the archaeology of North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. This includes the study of pre-historic/Pre-Columbian and historic indigenous American peoples, as well as historical archaeology of more recent eras.

                                               

Afro-Eurasia

Afro-Eurasia is a landmass comprising the continents of Africa and Eurasia. The terms are portmanteaus of the names of its constituent parts. Its mainland is the largest contiguous landmass on Earth. Afro-Eurasia encompasses 84.980.532 square kilometres 32.811.167 sq mi, a little over half the worlds land area, and has a population of approximately 6 billion people, roughly 86% of the world population.

                                               

Eurasia

Eurasia is the largest continental area on Earth, comprising all of Europe and Asia. Located primarily in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres, it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and by Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean to the south. The division between Europe and Asia as two different continents is a historical social construct, with no clear physical separation between them; thus, in some parts of the world, Eurasia is recognized as the largest of the six, five, or even four continents on Eart ...

                                               

Laurasia

Laurasia, a portmanteau for Laurentia and Asia, was the more northern of two minor supercontinents that formed part of the Pangaea supercontinent from c. 425 million years ago to 200 Mya. It separated from Gondwana 215 to 175 Mya during the breakup of Pangaea, drifting farther north after the split and finally broke apart with the opening of the North Atlantic Ocean c. 56 Mya. Laurentia, Avalonia, and Baltica, and a series of smaller terranes, collided in the Caledonian orogeny c. 400 Ma to form Laurussia. Laurussia then collided with Gondwana to form Pangaea. Kazakhstania and Siberia was ...

                                               

Asia

Asia) is Earths largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44.579.000 square kilometres, about 30% of Earths total land area and 8.7% of the Earths total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but a ...

                                               

Africa

Africa is the worlds second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.3 million km 2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earths total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the worlds human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognised sovereign st ...

                                               

Americas

The Americas comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America. Together, they make up most of the land in Earths western hemisphere and comprise the New World. Along with their associated islands, they cover 8% of Earths total surface area and 28.4% of its land area. The topography is dominated by the American Cordillera, a long chain of mountains that runs the length of the west coast. The flatter eastern side of the Americas is dominated by large river basins, such as the Amazon, St. Lawrence River / Great Lakes basin, Mississippi, and La Plata. Since the Americas exten ...

                                               

Europe

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia and is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and Asia to the east. The eastern border comprises a long and mixed line of mountain ranges and waterways that would normally define a subcontinent. However, Europe is generally accorded the status of a full continent because of its great physical size and the weight of history and tradition. It is the 6th largest continent in ...

                                               

Antarctic

The Antarctic is a polar region around the Earths South Pole, opposite the Arctic region around the North Pole. The Antarctic comprises the continent of Antarctica, the Kerguelen Plateau and other island territories located on the Antarctic Plate or south of the Antarctic Convergence. The Antarctic region includes the ice shelves, waters, and all the island territories in the Southern Ocean situated south of the Antarctic Convergence, a zone approximately 32 to 48 km wide varying in latitude seasonally. The region covers some 20 percent of the Southern Hemisphere, of which 5.5 percent is t ...

Continent
                                     

ⓘ Continent

A continent is one of several very large landmasses. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as continents geopolitically. Ordered from largest in area to smallest, these seven regions are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. Schemes with fewer continents may merge some of these, for example some systems include Eurasia or America as single continents.

Geologically, the continents correspond to areas of continental crust that are found on the continental plates, but include continental fragments such as Madagascar that are not counted among the geopolitical continents. Some geological continents are largely covered with water, such as Zealandia see submerged continents below. Continental crust is only known to exist on Earth.

Oceanic islands are frequently grouped with a neighbouring continent to divide all the worlds land into geopolitical regions. Under this scheme, most of the island countries and territories in the Pacific Ocean are grouped together with the continent of Australia to form a geopolitical region called Oceania.

                                     

1. Definitions and application

By convention, "continents are understood to be large, continuous, discrete masses of land, ideally separated by expanses of water." In modern schemes with five or more recognised continents, at least one pair of continents is joined by land in some way. The criterion "large" leads to arbitrary classification: Greenland, with a surface area of 2.166.086 square kilometres 836.330 sq mi is considered the worlds largest island, while Australia, at 7.617.930 square kilometres 2.941.300 sq mi is deemed the smallest continent.

Earths major landmasses all have coasts on a single, continuous World Ocean, which is divided into a number of principal oceanic components by the continents and various geographic criteria.

                                     

1.1. Definitions and application Extent

The most restricted meaning of continent is that of a continuous area of land or mainland, with the coastline and any land boundaries forming the edge of the continent. In this sense the term continental Europe sometimes referred to in Britain as "the Continent" is used to refer to mainland Europe, excluding islands such as Great Britain, Ireland, Malta and Iceland, and the term continent of Australia may refer to the mainland of Australia, excluding Tasmania and New Guinea. Similarly, the continental United States refers to the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia in central North America and may include Alaska in the northwest of the continent the two being separated by Canada, while excluding Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam in the oceans.

From the perspective of geology or physical geography, continent may be extended beyond the confines of continuous dry land to include the shallow, submerged adjacent area the continental shelf and the islands on the shelf continental islands, as they are structurally part of the continent.

From this perspective, the edge of the continental shelf is the true edge of the continent, as shorelines vary with changes in sea level. In this sense the islands of Great Britain and Ireland are part of Europe, while Australia and the island of New Guinea together form a continent.

As a cultural construct, the concept of a continent may go beyond the continental shelf to include oceanic islands and continental fragments. In this way, Iceland is considered part of Europe and Madagascar part of Africa. Extrapolating the concept to its extreme, some geographers group the Australian continental plate with other islands in the Pacific into one "quasi-continent" called Oceania. This divides the entire land surface of Earth into continents or quasi-continents.

                                     

1.2. Definitions and application Separation

The ideal criterion that each continent is a discrete landmass is commonly relaxed due to historical conventions. Of the seven most globally recognized continents, only Antarctica and Australia are completely separated from other continents by the ocean. Several continents are defined not as absolutely distinct bodies but as more or less discrete masses of land". Asia and Africa are joined by the Isthmus of Suez, and North and South America by the Isthmus of Panama. In both cases, there is no complete separation of these landmasses by water. Both these isthmuses are very narrow compared to the bulk of the landmasses they unite.

North America and South America are treated as separate continents in the seven-continent model. However, they may also be viewed as a single continent known as America or the Americas. This viewpoint was common in the United States until World War II, and remains prevalent in some Asian six-continent models. This remains the more common vision in Latin American countries, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Greece and Hungary, where they are taught as a single continent.

The criterion of a discrete landmass is completely disregarded if the continuous landmass of Eurasia is classified as two separate continents: Europe and Asia. Physiographically, Europe and South Asia are peninsulas of the Eurasian landmass. However, Europe is widely considered a continent with its comparatively large land area of 10.180.000 square kilometres 3.930.000 sq mi, while South Asia, with less than half that area, is considered a subcontinent. The alternative view - in geology and geography - that Eurasia is a single continent results in a six-continent view of the world. Some view separation of Eurasia into Asia and Europe as a residue of Eurocentrism: "In physical, cultural and historical diversity, China and India are comparable to the entire European landmass, not to a single European country." However, for historical and cultural reasons, the view of Europe as a separate continent continues in several categorizations.

If continents are defined strictly as discrete landmasses, embracing all the contiguous land of a body, then Africa, Asia, and Europe form a single continent which may be referred to as Afro-Eurasia. This produces a four-continent model consisting of Afro-Eurasia, America, Antarctica and Australia.

When sea levels were lower during the Pleistocene ice ages, greater areas of continental shelf were exposed as dry land, forming land bridges. At those times Australia–New Guinea was a single, continuous continent. Likewise, the Americas and Afro-Eurasia were joined by the Bering land bridge. Other islands such as Great Britain were joined to the mainlands of their continents. At that time there were just three discrete continents: Afro-Eurasia-America, Antarctica, and Australia-New Guinea.



                                     

1.3. Definitions and application Number

There are several ways of distinguishing the continents:

  • The six-continent combined-America model is often used in Latin America, Greece, and countries that speak Romance languages.
  • The seven-continent model is usually taught in most English-speaking countries including the United Kingdom and Australia, and also in China, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, and parts of Western Europe.
  • A five-continent model is obtained from the combined-America model by excluding Antarctica as uninhabited. This is used, for example in the United Nations and in the Olympic Charter in its description of the Olympic flag.
  • The six-continent combined-Eurasia model is mostly used in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Japan.

The term Oceania refers to a group of island countries and territories in the Pacific Ocean, together with the continent of Australia. Pacific islands with ties to other continents such as Japan, Hawaii or Easter Island are usually grouped with those continents rather than Oceania. This term is used in several different continental models instead of Australia.

                                     

2. Area and population

The following table summarizes the area and population of the continental regions used by the United Nations. These regions differ from the physical continents in various ways that are explained in the notes.

The total land area of all continents is 148.647.000 square kilometres 57.393.000 sq mi, or 29.1% of earths surface 510.065.600 km 2 or 196.937.400 sq mi.

                                     

3.1. Other divisions Supercontinents

Aside from the conventionally known continents, the scope and meaning of the term continent varies. Supercontinents, largely in evidence earlier in the geological record, are landmasses that comprise more than one craton or continental core. These have included Laurasia, Gondwana, Vaalbara, Kenorland, Columbia, Rodinia, Pangaea. Over time, these supercontinents broke apart into large land masses which caused the formation of the present continents.

                                     

3.2. Other divisions Subcontinents

Certain parts of continents are recognized as subcontinents, especially the large peninsulas separated from the main continental landmass by geographical features. The most notable examples are the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian Peninsula. The Southern Cone of South America and Alaskan peninsula of North America are other examples.

In many of these cases, the "subcontinents" concerned are on different tectonic plates from the rest of the continent, providing a geological justification for the terminology. Greenland, generally reckoned as the worlds largest island on the northeastern periphery of the North American Plate, is sometimes referred to as a subcontinent. This is a significant departure from the more conventional view of a subcontinent as comprising a very large peninsula on the fringe of a continent.

Where the Americas are viewed as a single continent America, it is divided into two subcontinents North America and South America or three with Central America being the third. When Eurasia is regarded as a single continent, Europe is treated as a subcontinent.



                                     

3.3. Other divisions Submerged continents

Some areas of continental crust are largely covered by the sea and may be considered submerged continents. Notable examples are Zealandia, emerging from the sea primarily in New Zealand and New Caledonia, and the almost completely submerged Kerguelen Plateau in the southern Indian Ocean.

                                     

3.4. Other divisions Microcontinents

Some islands lie on sections of continental crust that have rifted and drifted apart from a main continental landmass. While not considered continents because of their relatively small size, they may be considered microcontinents. Madagascar, the largest example, is usually considered an island of Africa, but its divergent evolution has caused it to be referred to as "the eighth continent" from a biological perspective.

                                     

3.5. Other divisions Botanical continents

"Continents" may be defined differently for specific purposes. The Biodiversity Information Standards organization has developed the World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, used in many international plant databases. This scheme divides the world into nine "botanical continents". Some match the traditional geographical continents, but some differ significantly. Thus the Americas are divided between Northern America Mexico northwards and Southern America Central America and the Caribbean southwards rather than between North America and South America.

                                     

4.1. History of the concept Early concepts of the Old World continents

The term "continent" translates Greek ἤπειρος, properly "landmass, terra firma", the proper name of Epirus and later especially used of Asia i.e. Asia Minor, The first distinction between continents was made by ancient Greek mariners who gave the names Europe and Asia to the lands on either side of the waterways of the Aegean Sea, the Dardanelles strait, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus strait and the Black Sea. The names were first applied just to lands near the coast and only later extended to include the hinterlands. But the division was only carried through to the end of navigable waterways and ". beyond that point the Hellenic geographers never succeeded in laying their finger on any inland feature in the physical landscape that could offer any convincing line for partitioning an indivisible Eurasia."

Ancient Greek thinkers subsequently debated whether Africa then called Libya should be considered part of Asia or a third part of the world. Division into three parts eventually came to predominate. From the Greek viewpoint, the Aegean Sea was the center of the world; Asia lay to the east, Europe to the north and west, and Africa to the south. The boundaries between the continents were not fixed. Early on, the Europe–Asia boundary was taken to run from the Black Sea along the Rioni River known then as the Phasis in Georgia. Later it was viewed as running from the Black Sea through Kerch Strait, the Sea of Azov and along the Don River known then as the Tanais in Russia. The boundary between Asia and Africa was generally taken to be the Nile River. Herodotus in the 5th century BC objected to the whole of Egypt being split between Asia and Africa "Libya" and took the boundary to lie along the western border of Egypt, regarding Egypt as part of Asia. He also questioned the division into three of what is really a single landmass, a debate that continues nearly two and a half millennia later.

Eratosthenes, in the 3rd century BC, noted that some geographers divided the continents by rivers the Nile and the Don, thus considering them "islands". Others divided the continents by isthmuses, calling the continents "peninsulas". These latter geographers set the border between Europe and Asia at the isthmus between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, and the border between Asia and Africa at the isthmus between the Red Sea and the mouth of Lake Bardawil on the Mediterranean Sea.

Through the Roman period and the Middle Ages, a few writers took the Isthmus of Suez as the boundary between Asia and Africa, but most writers continued to consider it the Nile or the western border of Egypt Gibbon. In the Middle Ages, the world was usually portrayed on T and O maps, with the T representing the waters dividing the three continents. By the middle of the 18th century, "the fashion of dividing Asia and Africa at the Nile, or at the Great Catabathmus farther west, had even then scarcely passed away".



                                     

4.2. History of the concept European arrival in the Americas

Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the West Indies in 1492, sparking a period of European exploration of the Americas. But despite four voyages to the Americas, Columbus never believed he had reached a new continent - he always thought it was part of Asia.

In 1501, Amerigo Vespucci and Gonçalo Coelho attempted to sail around what they considered the southern end of the Asian mainland into the Indian Ocean, passing through Fernando de Noronha. After reaching the coast of Brazil, they sailed a long way further south along the coast of South America, confirming that this was a land of continental proportions and that it also extended much further south than Asia was known to. On return to Europe, an account of the voyage, called Mundus Novus "New World", was published under Vespuccis name in 1502 or 1503, although it seems that it had additions or alterations by another writer. Regardless of who penned the words, Mundus Novus credited Vespucci with saying, "I have discovered a continent in those southern regions that is inhabited by more numerous people and animals than our Europe, or Asia or Africa", the first known explicit identification of part of the Americas as a continent like the other three.

Within a few years, the name "New World" began appearing as a name for South America on world maps, such as the Oliveriana Pesaro map of around 1504–1505. Maps of this time though, still showed North America connected to Asia and showed South America as a separate land.

In 1507 Martin Waldseemuller published a world map, Universalis Cosmographia, which was the first to show North and South America as separate from Asia and surrounded by water. A small inset map above the main map explicitly showed for the first time the Americas being east of Asia and separated from Asia by an ocean, as opposed to just placing the Americas on the left end of the map and Asia on the right end. In the accompanying book Cosmographiae Introductio, Waldseemuller noted that the earth is divided into four parts, Europe, Asia, Africa and the fourth part, which he named "America" after Amerigo Vespuccis first name. On the map, the word "America" was placed on part of South America.

                                     

4.3. History of the concept The word continent

From the 16th century the English noun continent was derived from the term continent land, meaning continuous or connected land and translated from the Latin terra continens. The noun was used to mean "a connected or continuous tract of land" or mainland. It was not applied only to very large areas of land - in the 17th century, references were made to the continents or mainlands of Isle of Man, Ireland and Wales and in 1745 to Sumatra. The word continent was used in translating Greek and Latin writings about the three "parts" of the world, although in the original languages no word of exactly the same meaning as continent was used.

While continent was used on the one hand for relatively small areas of continuous land, on the other hand geographers again raised Herodotuss query about why a single large landmass should be divided into separate continents. In the mid-17th century, Peter Heylin wrote in his Cosmographie that "A Continent is a great quantity of Land, not separated by any Sea from the rest of the World, as the whole Continent of Europe, Asia, Africa." In 1727, Ephraim Chambers wrote in his Cyclopædia, "The world is ordinarily divided into two grand continents: the old and the new." And in his 1752 atlas, Emanuel Bowen defined a continent as "a large space of dry land comprehending many countries all joined together, without any separation by water. Thus Europe, Asia, and Africa is one great continent, as America is another." However, the old idea of Europe, Asia and Africa as "parts" of the world ultimately persisted with these being regarded as separate continents.

                                     

4.4. History of the concept Beyond four continents

From the late 18th century, some geographers started to regard North America and South America as two parts of the world, making five parts in total. Overall though, the fourfold division prevailed well into the 19th century.

Europeans discovered Australia in 1606, but for some time it was taken as part of Asia. By the late 18th century, some geographers considered it a continent in its own right, making it the sixth or fifth for those still taking America as a single continent. In 1813, Samuel Butler wrote of Australia as "New Holland, an immense island, which some geographers dignify with the appellation of another continent" and the Oxford English Dictionary was just as equivocal some decades later. It was in the 1950s that the concept of Oceania as a "great division" of the world was replaced by the concept of Australia as a continent.

Antarctica was sighted in 1820 during the First Russian Antarctic Expedition and described as a continent by Charles Wilkes on the United States Exploring Expedition in 1838, the last continent identified, although a great "Antarctic" antipodean landmass had been anticipated for millennia. An 1849 atlas labelled Antarctica as a continent but few atlases did so until after World War II.

From the mid-19th century, atlases published in the United States more commonly treated North and South America as separate continents, while atlases published in Europe usually considered them one continent. However, it was still not uncommon for American atlases to treat them as one continent up until World War II. From the 1950s, most U.S. geographers divided the Americas into two continents. With the addition of Antarctica, this made the seven-continent model. However, this division of the Americas never appealed to Latin Americans, who saw their region spanning an America as a single landmass, and there the conception of six continents remains dominant, as it does in scattered other countries.

Some geographers regard Europe and Asia together as a single continent, dubbed Eurasia. In this model, the world is divided into six continents, with North America and South America considered separate continents.

                                     

5. Geology

Geologists use the term continent in a different manner from geographers. In geology a continent is defined by continental crust: a platform of metamorphic and igneous rock, largely of granitic composition. Some geologists restrict the term continent to portions of the crust built around stable Precambrian "shield", typically 1.5 to 3.8 billion years old, called a craton. The craton itself is an accretionary complex of ancient mobile belts mountain belts from earlier cycles of subduction, continental collision and break-up from plate tectonic activity. An outward-thickening veneer of younger minimally deformed sedimentary rock covers much of the craton. The margins of geologic continents are characterized by currently active or relatively recently active mobile belts and deep troughs of accumulated marine or deltaic sediments. Beyond the margin, there is either a continental shelf and drop off to the basaltic ocean basin or the margin of another continent, depending on the current plate-tectonic setting of the continent. A continental boundary does not have to be a body of water. Over geologic time, continents are periodically submerged under large epicontinental seas, and continental collisions result in a continent becoming attached to another continent. The current geologic era is relatively anomalous in that so much of the continental areas are "high and dry"; that is, many parts of the continents that were once below sea level are now elevated well above it due to changes in sea levels and the subsequent uplifting of those continental areas from tectonic activity.

Some argue that continents are accretionary crustal "rafts" that, unlike the denser basaltic crust of the ocean basins, are not subjected to destruction through the plate tectonic process of subduction. This accounts for the great age of the rocks comprising the continental cratons. By this definition, Eastern Europe, India and some other regions could be regarded as continental masses distinct from the rest of Eurasia because they have separate ancient shield areas i.e. East European craton and Indian craton. Younger mobile belts such as the Ural Mountains and Himalayas mark the boundaries between these regions and the rest of Eurasia.

There are many microcontinents, or continental fragments, that are built of continental crust but do not contain a craton. Some of these are fragments of Gondwana or other ancient cratonic continents: Zealandia, which includes New Zealand and New Caledonia; Madagascar; the northern Mascarene Plateau, which includes the Seychelles. Other islands, such as several in the Caribbean Sea, are composed largely of granitic rock as well, but all continents contain both granitic and basaltic crust, and there is no clear boundary as to which islands would be considered microcontinents under such a definition. The Kerguelen Plateau, for example, is largely volcanic, but is associated with the breakup of Gondwanaland and is considered a microcontinent, whereas volcanic Iceland and Hawaii are not. The British Isles, Sri Lanka, Borneo, and Newfoundland are margins of the Laurasian continent - only separated by inland seas flooding its margins.

Plate tectonics offers yet another way of defining continents. Today, Europe and most of Asia constitute the unified Eurasian Plate, which is approximately coincident with the geographic Eurasian continent excluding India, Arabia, and far eastern Russia. India contains a central shield, and the geologically recent Himalaya mobile belt forms its northern margin. North America and South America are separate continents, the connecting isthmus being largely the result of volcanism from relatively recent subduction tectonics. North American continental rocks extend to Greenland a portion of the Canadian Shield, and in terms of plate boundaries, the North American plate includes the easternmost portion of the Asian landmass. Geologists do not use these facts to suggest that eastern Asia is part of the North American continent, even though the plate boundary extends there; the word continent is usually used in its geographic sense and additional definitions "continental rocks," "plate boundaries" are used as appropriate.

The movement of plates has caused the formation and break-up of continents over time, including occasional formation of a supercontinent that contains most or all of the continents. The supercontinent Columbia or Nuna formed during a period of 2.0–1.8 billion years ago and broke up about 1.5–1.3 billion years ago. The supercontinent Rodinia is thought to have formed about 1 billion years ago and to have embodied most or all of Earths continents, and broken up into eight continents around 600 million years ago. The eight continents later re-assembled into another supercontinent called Pangaea; Pangaea broke up into Laurasia which became North America and Eurasia and Gondwana which became the remaining continents.

                                     

6. Highest and lowest points

The following table lists the seven continents with their highest and lowest points on land, sorted in decreasing highest points.

† The lowest exposed points are given for North America and Antarctica. The lowest non-submarine bedrock elevations in these continents are the trough beneath Jakobshavn Glacier −1.512 metres −4.961 ft) and Bentley Subglacial Trench −2.540 metres −8.330 ft), but these are covered by kilometers of ice.

††Claimed by Australia as part of Australian Antarctic Territory, but this claim is not widely recognised.

Some sources list the Kuma–Manych Depression a remnant of the Paratethys as the geological border between Europe and Asia. This would place the Caucasus outside of Europe, thus making Mont Blanc elevation 4810 m in the Graian Alps the highest point in Europe – the lowest point would still be the shore of the Caspian Sea.

                                     

7. Bibliography

  • Lewis, Martin W.; Wigen, Karen E. 1997. The Myth of Continents: a Critique of Metageography. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-20743-1.

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22 Feb 2017 Should it be recognized as a full fledged continent? According to Alex Witze at Nature, theres no international body in charge of designating. The Day Before America Changing the Nature of a Continent. 21 Aug 2018 Complications of the catheterizable channel following continent urinary diversion: their nature and timing. Welk BK 1, Afshar K, Rapoport D,. Comet Research Group in Nature Widespread Platinum across. Subcategories. This category has the following 9 subcategories, out of 9 total. ▻ Earthquakes by continent 6 C. ▻ Floods by continent 6 C. A. ▻ Natural. Making North America NOVA PBS. 28 Oct 2019 Africa is one of the most stunning continents in the whole world. The continent is home to the most amazing wildlife and natural beauties in. GSA Today Zealandia: Earths Hidden Continent. 20 Sep 2011 A continent is one of Earths seven main divisions of land. The continents are North America contains a variety of natural wonders. Landforms.


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6 Oct 2019 Nature Red tailed hawks a soaring success story across Ohio, continent. Previous. Hide caption. Jim McCormac the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month. He also writes about nature at google - wiki.infogoogle - wiki.infogoogle - wiki.info. Nature of the continent –ocean transition zone along the southern. 13 Sep 2019 Researchers uncovered traces of a lost continent that disappeared under specializing in natural history, science, travel, and the environment. The 20 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Conde Nast Traveler. Aboriginals have a special connection with everything that is natural. Many, particularly in the northern half of the continent, have managed to cling on to their.


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Penguins then come ashore on the continent to construct nests, mate, raise their. speed and potentially even something about the nature of evolution itself. The Galapagos Islands are located 600 miles away from South. 19 Mar 2014 Choose Your Continent Traveling in South America versus Europe. Man vs. Nature. South America is a continent filled with some of the most. Facts Statistics: Global catastrophes III. 21 May 2019 Views from a continent in flux. Nature asked nine leading Europeans to pick their top priority for science at this pivotal point. Love, money, and. Asia Population 2019 Demographics, Maps, Graphs. The Africans: A Triple Heritage Program 1: The Nature of a Continent. 3.14159 empty set.





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Thank you for joining the team preserving the magnificent wildlife, land, and water of Montanas Crown of the Continent. Your generous gift ensures that future. Media Release: Biodiversity and Natures Contributions Continue. 16 Feb 2017 Geologists spy an eighth continent Zealandia. This mostly submerged world should be recognized alongside Africa, Australia and others,. 10 Countries With The Most Natural Resources Investopedia. Rifted continental margins may present a predominantly magmatic continent ocean transition COT, or one characterized by large exposures of serpentinized. Zealandia: What is the Interest of Having a New Continent. 26 Apr 2017 The bold and fiercely disputed claim, published in the journal Nature, is based on a study of mastodon bones discovered near San Diego. If the. Evolution on a Frozen Continent American Scientist. What a continent! Seven months of cycling northwards from the southern tip of South America.


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Springer Nature is a leading academic and educational publisher serving the needs of researchers, students, teachers and professionals Browse by continent. Gravity field and nature of continent collision along the. Biodiversity and natures contributions to people sound, to many people, academic Even greater pressure will be placed on the continents biodiversity as the. Conserve the Crown of the Continent The Nature Conservancy. Asia is the largest and most populous of earths continents and its located in both and one of the richest countries due to its natural gas and petroleum fields. Lower Crustal Strength Controls on the Nature of the Continent. 29 Nov 2018 NATURE. In The Future, Earth Will Have Just One Continent. down, or subducted, under continental plates and into the Earths interior. There. Deadliest Natural Disasters By Continent Business Insider. Ghana Beach, History & Nature, 6 Days provided by Continent Tours. Africa Ghana Greater Accra Things to Do in Accra Tours and Tickets.





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7 Aug 2019 A report of the findings, published August 7 in Nature, reveals that, contrary Plate tectonics dictates how continents drift apart and come back. Trip Natures Treasures of the Balkans Despite the continents dense. 3 Apr 2019 Then step through a portal into Antarcticas past and discover a lush continent full of trees, giant amphibians, and dinosaurs including the. Geologists spy an eighth continent Zealandia Nature News. One of Africas defining features is its natural beauty. Some of the continents natural wonders include Mount Kilimanjaro, the Nile River, Victoria Falls, and the.


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21 May 2019 South America is vast and incredibly diverse. It includes two hemispheres and four main climatic regions. Amongst its countries are. Thomas on, The Nature of a Continent H AfrTeach H Net. Setting the pace for Philadelphia nightlife since 1995, The Continental mixes the timeless appeal of the classic stainless steel diner with pop art sights and. Our work in Africa UNEP UN Environment Programme. 29 Apr 2019 All of which represent a greater risk of biodiversity loss for Oceania than that which other continents face, by reducing both the natural capacity. Continental Definition of Continental at google - wiki.info. 25 Oct 2019 Its not just penguins living on the southernmost continent. It was the coldest natural air temperature ever recorded in a conventional way.





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Travel Planning for Glacier National Park and Waterton National Park. Continental Shelf the United Nations. From: Mystery of the Elder Continent Make sure you invite only the most knowledgeable of tattlers and slanderers. Geography for Kids: Asian countries and the continent of Asia. 3 Oct 2018 Defining this continent is a slippery undertaking, but it is revealing to look at its evolution over the last 100 million years, says Tim Flannery,. The 12 Most Beautiful Places in Africa Culture Trip. 11 Dec 2018 The 16th Istanbul Biennial will explore this new continent a world where humans and non humans, our mass productive systems and natural.


Antarctica, the frozen continent Natural World Earth Touch News.

16 May 2017 In this article, the authors describe the data that confirm the continental nature of the crust in the proposed area, and give an idea of its. Which Continent Is The Richest In Natural Resources? WorldAtlas. 20 Aug 2018 Each of the seven continents of the world has diverse natural resources. Africa has the richest concentration of natural resources such as oil,. Biography of a continent The Day Before America: Changing the. The Nature of a Continent. British Broadcasting Corporation. Reviewed by Paul H. Thomas Published on H AfrTeach June, 1998. The Nature of a. Crown of the Continent Taming the Wild West Earthjustice. 11 Feb 2019 Africas rivers need a New Deal to keep the continents Blue Heart Which is why WWF is calling for an ambitious New Deal for Nature and.





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Heres a little photographic glimpse of the frozen continent at the bottom of the world. Earth Touch is built on a simple philosophy: natures stories shoul. Nature Red tailed hawks a soaring success story across Ohio. African Music: Tribal Drums & Nature – Rhythms of Dark Continent, Shamanic Dance, Spiritual Savannah Experience, African Meditation, an album by African. Asias Worst Natural Disasters ThoughtCo. 25 Jun 2019 Commodities are the raw materials used for all products manufactured worldwide. This article lists the top 10 countries with the most natural. The hopeful continent Africa rising Leaders The Economist. Despite the continents dense population, Europe is abundantly rich in natural attractions, open spaces and wildlife. Aggressively protected, the beauty of the. Scientists discover sea of fresh water under the ocean Quartz. 18 Oct 2017 Unfortunately, the ad hoc nature of existing domain sequencing studies The Australian continent provides a unique natural laboratory for this.


Views from a continent in flux Nature.

A correct accounting of Earths continents is important for multiple fields of natural science the purpose of this paper is to formally put forth the scientific case for. Our Changing Continent USGS Publications Warehouse. In support of natural resource agencies in Canada, the USA, and Mexico, we report on a series of component analyses and an updated Landscape. Aboriginal people Survival International. Google - wiki.info: The Day Before America Changing the Nature of a Continent 9780395740149 by William H. MacLeish and a great selection of similar New,. Study Reveals Lost Continent Demolished by Europe Smart News. 12 Apr 2019 The process of arc continent collision in the tropics has been. Episodic nature of continental arc activity since 750 Ma: A global compilation. Natural Earth. 18 Jul 2019 Asia is a large and seismically active continent. It also has the largest human population of any continent, so its not surprising that many of.


Natural Area Crown of the Continent.

12 Mar 2019 Geographers divide the continent into three regions: East Antarctica, West Studies published in Nature and Nature Climate Change in 2016. Introduction to the African Continent ArcGIS Online. 19 Nov 1994 Biography of a continent The Day Before America: Changing the Nature of a Continent by William H. MacLeish, Houghton Mifflin, pp 277,. Daily briefing: The lost continent that lies submerged below Nature. Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent Nature AdventuresGet close to penguins, seals, whales, seabirds and more on motorized Zodiac excursions and.


New zealand continent.

List of countries of Australia and Oceania in alphabetical order. Contemporaneously Mesozoic Neo Tethys expanded between the Indian, Lhasa and Changtang blocks. The Indian and Australian continents separated during. Continents. Is Australia an continent? australia Reddit. Australia has been less affected by seismic and orogenic mountain building forces than other continents during the past 400 million years. Although seismic.


Atlantica island.

Ur continent pedia. 18 Apr 2017 Although other Trachylepis species have spread to several islands near the African continent, the presence of T. atlantica in Fernando de. Atlantica book. Netflix Acquires Cannes Grand Prix Winner Atlantics in Global Push. Google - wiki.info is supplying Atlantica US Gold at amazing low price. of the seven continents as well as the mythical floating continent of Atlantis from which the. Original continent. Atlantica Online Video Game TV Tropes. 12 Mar 2019 Atlantica Greek: Ατλαντικα Atlantika is an ancient continent that formed during the Proterozoic about 2000 million years ago two billion years.


Zealandia 8th continent.

Earth has Another Continent Called Zealandia Only 6% of it is. 14 Feb 2017 Zealandia a 4.9 million km 2 region of the southwest Pacific Ocean was once part of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana and today it is. Sunken continent zealandia. Zealandia National Geographic Society. 11 Sep 2017 Zealandia made global headlines earlier this year, when scientists announced that it counts as a new continent. Now it is coming under closer. New continent 2018. Animals Used The Lost Continent Of Zealandia To Spread Across. Its isolation from Australia and large area support its definition as a continent Zealandia. Zealandia was formerly part of Gondwana. Today it is 94% submerged. Zealandia atlantis. Zealandia Maybe Not Atlantis But Earth Had Its Eight Continent. The Continent of Zealandia. r imaginarymaps. Posted by. u N A M R O G 3 months ago The Continent of Zealandia. Alternate History Post image.


Archean supercontinents.

Formation and History of Continents Sample Essay from EssayWeb. The list is written in reverse chronological order stratolithic order. Dates are given as the Minor supercontinent Nena, 1.95 0.592, Formation is 1.95bya. Vaalbara supercontinent. Todays world has no equivalent – BLDGBLOG. 26 May 2005 Nena was an ancient minor supercontinent. Nena consisted of the cratons of Arctica, Baltica, and Antarctica. Rodinia supercontinent facts. Vaalbara Supercontinent Images Reverse Search VisualizePicture. Pannotia or Greater Gondwanaland and Vendian supercontinent is a Neoproterozoic supercontinent. It may have existed during the Ediacaran period 600.


Pannotia.

Ur supercontinent Simple English pedia, the free encyclopedia. Spells correctly words with short and long vowel sounds a, e, i, o, u, r controlled vowels ar, er, ir, or, ur, and consonant blend patterns bl, dr, st e.gs, short. Rodinia. Incompatible. 15 Jun 2018 AfricaTonight window to ur continent June16 OurAfrica wrap up headlines across Continent for your weekend doekOnFleek. Columbia supercontinent. The Badger 2 Train Car: The Last Remaining Fish Car UR Site. 15 Jan 2015 Named after the German word for original, Ur may well have been Earths very first continent. Formed about 3 billion years BCE, it was likely a.


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Fable 3 Happy in Love. The other three continents went initially unused, but all came from Ultima lore. Atlas disambiguation Read in another language Watch this page Edit An atlas. List of continents. Lost Continent 1954 film IPFS. 29 Sep 2019 General Information Game System User Guides Skills Uladh Continent Iria Continent Dungeons NPCs Items Equipment Weapons. How many continents are there. Pokemon world Bulbapedia, the community driven Pokemon. 27 Sep 2019 Rogoogle - wiki.info – its about linguistics, disambiguation and quirky years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation….





Vaalbara supercontinent.

What did Pangea, the ancient supercontinent, really looked like?. In geology, a supercontinent is the assembly of most or all of Earths continental blocks or cratons to form a single large landmass. However, many earth. Supercontinent pangaea. On the state of sublithospheric upper mantle beneath a supercontinent. 26 Oct 2018 One billion years ago, most of the Earths continents were joined together into a single landmass the supercontinent Rodinia. Around 700. Aurica supercontinent. The Supercontinent Cycle Scientific American. Directed by Emma Hawley. With Christopher Scotese, Gonzalo Giribet, Paul Silver, Richard Gordon. Future supercontinent. Pangea: Evolution of a supercontinent and its consequences for. A supercontinent is a large area of land which has more than one continental core, or craton. They are formed by continental plates coming together. Continental.


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Supercontinent Cycle and Pangaea Read Earth Science CK 12. Geologen stellen Orthoversionstheorie. Supercontinent cycle pdf. Supercontinent formation may be linked to a cycle of supertides. 10 Jul 2015 SUPERCONTINENT CYCLES A supercontinent cycle is the break up of one supercontinent and the development of another, which takes place. Who proposed the supercontinent cycle. New Battery Could Charge an Electric Car in 10 Minutes D brief. Supercontinent cycle the process by which supercontinents form and break apart over millions of years. Pangaea the supercontinent that formed 300 million.





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Paleocontinent wand. Title: Linking paleocontinents through triple oxygen isotope anomalies. Authors: Crockford, Peter W. Hodgskiss, Malcolm S. W. Uhlein, Gabriel J. Caxito,. Pannotia. PLOWING THROUGH THE PALEOZOIC: TRILOBITE. BALTICABaltica is a paleocontinent that formed in the Paleoproterozoic and now constitutes northwestern Eurasia, or Europe north of the Trans European. Rodinia and pangea. Geographic Range Size Andrew A. Zaffos. Abstract: Abstract: The results of the first paleomagnetic study of a late Neoproterozoic magmatic complex on the Siberian paleocontinent Siberia using U Pb. Supercontinent. An Overview of the Amazonian Craton Evolution: Insights for. A paleocontinent or palaeocontinent is a distinct area of continental crust that existed as a major landmass in the geological past. There have been many.


Importance of archaeology.

North America Archaeological Tours. The archaeology of the Americas is the study of the archaeology of North America Mesoamerica included, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. This includes the study of pre historic Pre Columbian and historic indigenous American peoples, as well as historical archaeology of more recent eras. Methods of archaeology. The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology University. Oct 31, 2018 Archaeologists in Texas have discovered what they believe are the weapons offer new insight about the continents earliest settlers,. Oldest archaeological sites in south america. Top 5 Archaeology Discoveries in the American West of 2016. Jul 14, 2014 This is the first archaeological gomphothere found in North America, but until now they seemed to have disappeared from the continents. Development of archaeology. Tennessee Archaeology in Continental Perspective: Using DINAA to. Sep 23, 2019 This could mean the continent was peopled 3000 years earlier than at the Coopers Ferry archaeological site located in western Idaho and.





Afro eurasia map.

What Was the World Like In 300 CE? Summit Learning. Afro Eurasia Before 1500. AA. Andrea Achterberg. Updated 30 January 2017. Transcript. Separate Continents?. Continents. THE AFRO ARABIAN COMPONENT IN THE LEVANTINE. The minimum number of continents is four: Afro Eurasia, America, Antarctica, and Australia. Different combinations of recognizing Africa, Europe, and Asia as. Why is eurasia two continents. Energy governance and Chinas bid for global grid integration. 8 Aug 2019 See more Volleyball Booty images on Know Your Meme!.


Europe.

Continent National Geographic Society. Eurasia as a super continent has a history with origins reaching as far back as the ancient period Bassin, 1991. Greek geographers assumed that it should be. What continent is russia in. Europe & Eurasia McLarty Associates. 21 Aug 2018 If Obama pivoted to Asia, then Trump has pivoted to Eurasia. derived from the continents increasing interconnectedness with the wider world. Eurasia countries and capitals. What are Continents? CGP Grey. 25 Dec 2018 A Eurasian continent wide dialogue is needed to synchronize the efforts of Europe and Asia a forum where the two sides can come together. Continents. Continents in Collision: Pangea Ultima Science Mission Directorate. Eurasia, wherever one draws the boundaries, is very much at the center of Although the crisis of security affects the whole continent, the area covered by the.





Laurasia and gondwanaland map.

What is Gondwana? Gondwana Ecotours. During Late Paleozoic time, Gondwanaland joined with Laurasia to form a single landmass that contained all the existing continents called Pangea. In the. Pangaea. Continental drift chronological movement, historical timeline with. In fact, 250 millions years ago the Earths seven continents were all grouped together into a Laurasia was made of the present day continents of North America. Evidence of laurasia. Define laurasia Dictionary and Thesaurus. A protocontinent of the Northern Hemisphere, corresponding to Gondwana in the Southern Hemisphere, from which the present continents of the Northern.


Asia countries and regions.

History of Asia. 25 Aug 2014 Text Size. Parts of the Continents of Europe and Asia. ISS040 E 098804 16 Aug. 2014 - One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the. How many countries in asia. Asia Wiktionary. 23 Jun 2016 Asia is the largest continent both in terms of sheer size 17.139.445 square miles and population more than four billion, which means theres. Continents. Asia The Worlds Most Water Stressed Continent The Asia. 27 Aug 2019 Asia is witnessing the emergence of custodian services to digital assets management platforms at an increasingly fast pace.


Africa map countries.

Africa The unbanked continent Elixirr. Once Africa was known as the dark continent, because knowledge about it was supposed to be difficult to come by. Nowadays, argues Professor Joseph Ki. Continents. Africa Countries Map Quiz Game Seterra Online. Works from the Continent of Africa. January 26 – August 25, 2019. Share. Shifting Lenses: Collecting Africa at Dartmouth in the newly renovated Albright Gallery. Europe continents. A Two Century Precipitation Dataset for the Continent of Africa. Jan 11, 2019 Acha Leke and Landry Signe explain why Africa is the worlds next big a transformative role in solving the continents biggest challenges. Africa country. What a Unified African Sky Could Mean for the Continent Culture Trip. The High Museum of Art is the first venue in the United States to present this major touring exhibition, which offers a fresh look at African design through a myriad.


7 continents list.

Geology: North Americas broken heart Nature News & Comment. 10 Jul 2019 Theft of a Continent - Americas Real Original Sin. Before slavery there was the theft of territory from indigenous nations followed in short order. Americas countries and regions. Continents and Population Density – Geography Realm. 15 Oct 2019 Now that weve talked about the trios in Europe, its only fair that we talk about the Top 5 international trios from the American continent.


Europe countries.

Scientists Find the Remnants of a Lost Ancient Continent Beneath. 24 Sep 2019 The missing piece of continental crust seemingly separated from North Africa and lodged itself under Southern Europe. How many countries in europe. Daydream Continent Europe as a Space Time Horizon in. Europe, second smallest of the worlds continents, composed of the westward projecting peninsulas of Eurasia the great landmass that it shares with Asia and. Europe facts. Europes Big Freeze: Temperatures to Plummet 20C below average. The report analyses the impact of reduced system inertia of the power system of Continental Europe caused by a shift of generation from classical synchronous. Continents. Continents of the World: Africa The Americas Asia Australia. View the current Junior Women rankings from the Europe ITU Junior Continental Rankings.


Antarctica desert.

Geography for Kids: Antarctica Ducksters. The continental margin around Antarctica contains large ice shelves, coastal polynyas and the Antarctic continental shelves. Antarctica animals. Facts and Information about the Continent of Antarctica. The Antarctic is the last continent the last to be discovered, the last great wilderness and the last to be mapped – making it arguably the least known place on. Antarctica population. The Calm and Quiet Antarctic Continent 7: Antarctica YouTube. Antarctica does not and has never had an indigenous population there are no native human Antarcticans. The continent was once a part of a larger land mass.


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