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Antarctica: Secrets of the Southern Continent
  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 200810
  • Antal sidor: 400
  • Vikt i gram: 3311
  • ISBN10:1554073987
  • ISBN13:9781554073986

Antarctica: Secrets of the Southern Continent

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Beskrivning:

The geology, ecology and biology of the "continent for peace and science."

This comprehensive, fully illustrated and reader-friendly book honors the International Polar Year (2007-08) with a spectacular range of information on Antarctica and the Antarctic Islands, the world's harshest environment.

Antarctica features up-to-date material from an expert team of scientists, expeditioners and historians. Included are more than 600 photographs, illustrations and maps. Among the topics covered are:

  • Prehistory of Antarctica
  • Geology and geography
  • Flora and fauna
  • Climate and the nature of ice
  • The Antarctic ozone hole
  • The explorers
  • Current scientific research
  • Conservation issues
  • The impact of global warming
  • The Sub-Antarctic Islands.

Detailed information is found on current issues of land, law and treaties, shipping, resource exploitation, and tourism. Also included are the Antarctic Treaty, a gazetteer and a bibliography.

Front-page news reports cover the relative health of Antarctica. This authoritative book could not be timelier.

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