continent one of the seven great masses of land on Earth; The continents are North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica
convergence act or process of meeting at a point
depart to go away; leave
forbidding causing fear or dislike; looking dangerous or unpleasant
heaves rises and falls
icebergs large masses of ice, detached from glacier and floating in the sea
Jennifer Owings Dewey is given a wonderful opportunity--the chance to see Antarctica for herself. During her four-month trip, Jennifer witnesses the life cycle of penguins, watches orca whales swim by her boat, experiences life without night, and narrowly escapes a dangerous fall into a glacier crevasse.