Thursday, October 28, 2010

Know About To Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

The Seven Natural Wonders of The World and Other Wondes Here-

The Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

I have always wondered about the seven natural wonders of the world, I find them very interesting and beautiful. Here, I will give brief discriptions of each.

Welcome to the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. This is a list of important places and things that are wonders today and are still around right now. They became wonders when world travelers going around the world discovered them and thought they were really special.  


The first is Mt. Everest, located in Nepal. Mt. Everest is part of the Himalayan Mountains. It is one of the tallest, if not the tallest peak in the whole world. Mt. Everest is so tall, the clouds and storms in the atmosphere are hindered. Here you see an example of how the peak of Mt. Everest is higher than the clouds. Not many dare to climb this enormous mountain, however it is very beautiful.


The Victoria Falls, located between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, are amont the largest falls in the world, and definitely one of the most beautiful. People come from all around to get a view of these amazing waterfalls. These falls are part of the Zambezi River. You definitely don’t want to get trapped under the powerful waters, you just may not make it out.

The picture above is of the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. This phenomenon isn’t located in a certain part of the north, sometimes you can catch glimpses of them almost everywhere in the world, although if you wish to see them, you will have a better chance in the extreme north, as in very close to the north pole. The lights can be seen in many different colors, red, blue, green, and others. They can sure make a dull sky look beautiful.


Next we have the harbor of Rio de Janeiro, or also called Guanabara Bay. This is a natural harbor as you can see with the low mountains on one side, and surrounded by little islands and the mainland as well. It is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the calling cards for the country.


This one is Paricutin Volcano, located in Mexico. Although it may not be as beautiful as other natural wonders, it still holds it’s own. The Paricutin Volcano is a natural wonder due to it’s explosive growth in a very short time. This volcano initially erupted in 1943 and within the first year, it grew to just about the size it is today.  Also it is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.


Here, you see, is the Grand Canyon, located in my home country, the United States. It is specifically located in Arizona. This monstrous gorge in the earth is one of the deepest places not only in the United States but also in the world. It covers an area of roughly 1,900 square miles and is up to 5,400 feet in depth. This natural wonder is one of the main viewing interests in the lives of the citizens and foreigners who take a trip to the United States.


Last, but definitely not least, we have the Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Australia. This wonder is home to millions of little fish and others swimming around in it’s beautiful reefs. The Great Barrier Reef is approximately 500,000 years old, which is considerably young for a reef this size. The Reef is one of the most sought after places to snorkel and scuba dive due to it’s numerous amount of things to discovery and explore.

Now you have learned a bit about the seven natural wonders of the world. Hopefully they interest you as much as they interest me.

The first is Mt. Everest, located in Nepal. Mt. Everest is part of the Himalayan Mountains. It is one of the tallest, if not the tallest peak in the whole world. Mt. Everest is so tall, the clouds and storms in the atmosphere are hindered. Here you see an example of how the peak of Mt. Everest is higher than the clouds. Not many dare to climb this enormous mountain, however it is very beautiful.


The Victoria Falls, located between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, are amont the largest falls in the world, and definitely one of the most beautiful. People come from all around to get a view of these amazing waterfalls. These falls are part of the Zambezi River. You definitely don’t want to get trapped under the powerful waters, you just may not make it out.


The picture above is of the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. This phenomenon isn’t located in a certain part of the north, sometimes you can catch glimpses of them almost everywhere in the world, although if you wish to see them, you will have a better chance in the extreme north, as in very close to the north pole. The lights can be seen in many different colors, red, blue, green, and others. They can sure make a dull sky look beautiful.


The Seven Wonders of  The World-

The Seven Wonders of  The World behold the fancies of travellers and interest of historians alike. Built at different points in time, at different places, the seven Wonders of the World are the materializations of some great dream, some great skills and some great labour; each being a masterpiece in itself. Several monuments have been built down the line, magnificient in their own right, and thereby resulting in a new list of Seven Wonders Of The World, but these Seven Wonders of the Ancient World continue to enchant the world.


the Temple of Artemis (aka Temple of Diana), was a temple dedicated to Artemis completed in its most famous phase, around 550 BC at Ephesus (in present-day Turkey) it was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
the lighthouse of Alexandria, a tower built in the 3rd century BC (between 285 and 247 BC) on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt. It is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
the Mausoleum of Maussollos, was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, his wife and sister

Wonders of the Medieval World-

Many lists of wonders of the world are said to have existed during the Middle Ages, although it is unlikely that these lists originated at that time because the word medieval was not even invented until the Enlightenment-era, and the concept of a Middle Age did not become popular until the 16th century. Brewer's refers to them as "later list[s]" suggesting the lists were created after the Middle Ages.

Many of the structures on these lists were built much earlier than the Medieval Ages, but were well known. These lists go by names such as Wonders of the Middle Ages (implying no specific limitation to seven), Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, Medieval Mind and Architectural Wonders of the Middle Ages.

The Seven Natural Wonders of the World-

With the seven wonders of the natural world there is no complete and definite list that is completely agreed upon and some even believe the list should be extended to include more natural wonders. However, the list below comprises the natural phenomena that guides such as SNW and Scienceray tend to consider the seven natural wonders of the world:
  1. Mount Everest- It is no surprise that the world's highest mountain in Nepal is generally considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world. The peak is 29,029 ft above sea level and nearly 3,000 people have reached the summit, but Mount Everest has claimed over 200 climber’s lives.
  2. Victoria Falls - Many believe that Niagara Falls is the largest waterfall in the world but it is in fact Victoria Falls, which is located in southern Africa between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is actually neither the highest or widest waterfall in the world but with a combined height of 5,604 ft and width of 360ft it produces the largest sheet of water in the world.
  3. Aurora Borealis - Also known as the northern lights is the magnificent natural light display visible at night in particular polar regions. Producing an array of reds, greens, blues, yellows and pinks across the night sky in swirling motions it is an unforgettable sight. Aurora borealis is produced by photons in the Earth's upper atmosphere but named after Aurora the Roman Goddess of Dawn.
  4.  Grand Canyon - Sitting 277 miles long and 18 miles wide in the Southern US state of Arizona this weaving area of peaks and caverns has been home to Native Americans, a holy site of the Pueblo People, and today the Grand Canyon is one of the country's most famous tourist attractions.
  5. Great Barrier Reef - Comprised of nearly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands the Great Barrier is the largest reef system in the world and sits in the Coral Sea off the North East coast of Australia. Stretching over an area of 133,000 square miles the Great Barrier Reef is visible from space and the largest structure made by a living organism.
  6.  Harbour of Rio de Janeiro - Sitting in Rio the harbour is the largest bay in the world, given its volume of water, and is surrounded by mountains and the colourful city. One of the most famous sights in this area is the statue of Christ looking over the magnificent bay.
  7.  Paricutin - A cinder cone volcano in the Michoac√°n state of Mexico that is 9,186 ft high. The volcano last erupted in 1952 but it is believed that the volcano is now dead and is highly unlikely to erupt again. The shape and height of the volcano has changed drastically throughout history and its eruptions have covered many nearby towns in lava.

Other Natural Wonders of the World-

Although these are generally considered to be the seven natural wonders of the world there are some lists that include other natural phenomena. Angel Falls, the Dead Sea, Niagara Falls, Halong Bay and the Amazon Rainforest all appear on different natural wonders of the world lists, such as Wildjunket, showing that perhaps there are not just seven natural wonders of the world but many.
  source-Matthew Read.

 
 

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