Encyclopedia of the Antarctic

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic
Author: Beau Riffenburgh
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 1146
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0415970245
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic Book Excerpt:

Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations. This reference brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues, and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic.

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic
Author: Beau Riffenburgh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1272
Release: 2006-10-25
ISBN: 1135878668
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic Book Excerpt:

The Antarctic is unique, geographically, politically, and scientifically. It is the most remote, hostile, and dangerous continent, while at the same time it is the most pristine and least developed. Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a Treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations. The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic. No comparable book currently exists for this region. The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic discusses scientific activities and topics, but the 'human element' is also a significant part of the work, with entries on history, politics, legal issues, national research programs, scientific bases, historic huts, the United Nation's 'Question of Antarctica,' compliance with the Environmental Protocol, and tourism.

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic
Author: Beau Riffenburgh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 665
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World Nature Encyclopedia the Antarctic and Patagonia

World Nature Encyclopedia   the Antarctic and Patagonia
Author: Luigi Boitani
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antarctic regions - Ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Nature Encyclopedia the Antarctic and Patagonia Book Excerpt:

Antarctica

Antarctica
Author: John Stewart
Publsiher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica Book Excerpt:

An encyclopedic guide to Antarctic matters including geographical features, expeditions, people, scientific subjects, and general interest items, for laymen and specialists. Includes a chronology of exploration, list of expeditions and annotated bibliography.

Antarctica

Antarctica
Author: Mary Trewby
Publsiher: Firefly Books Limited
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica Book Excerpt:

Arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced, a guide to Antarctica includes over one thousand entries and 250 photographs covering climate, geology, natural history, exploration, science, tourism, and conservation.

Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans

Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans
Author: B. Stonehouse
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2002-08-16
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans Book Excerpt:

Antarctica is a major geographical region of our world and an important part of the global ecosystem. Including a continent larger than Australia and an ocean broader than the Atlantic, it makes up one-eighth of the World's surface. Knowledge gained by early explorers and more recently by scientists is proving increasingly important in world affairs. No longer remote at the southern end of the Earth, Antarctica and the southern oceans have become centres of general, historic, scientific and political interest. The Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans contains over 1300 articles, compiled by a team of 26 international researchers, who have worked in the area. Topics covered include: History of discovery and exploration Geology, Glaciology and Climate Structure and ice cover of the Southern Ocean Biology of the ocean and continent Impacts of man, including conservation and political issues Islands of the southern oceans Articles are listed alphabetically and written in non-technical language. Many recommend further reading. Study guides help readers to follow learning paths through the Encyclopedia. This book is an up-to-date and authoritative reference on Antarctica and the southern oceans, essential for public libraries and reference sections of academic institutions, government departments and research centres. It is also of general use to any reader with an interest in Antarctica.

Sea Ice

Sea Ice
Author: David N. Thomas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN: 1118778367
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Ice Book Excerpt:

Over the past 20 years the study of the frozen Arctic and Southern Oceans and sub-arctic seas has progressed at a remarkable pace. This third edition of Sea Ice gives insight into the very latest understanding of the how sea ice is formed, how we measure (and model) its extent, the biology that lives within and associated with sea ice and the effect of climate change on its distribution. How sea ice influences the oceanography of underlying waters and the influences that sea ice has on humans living in Arctic regions are also discussed. Featuring twelve new chapters, this edition follows two previous editions (2001 and 2010), and the need for this latest update exhibits just how rapidly the science of sea ice is developing. The 27 chapters are written by a team of more than 50 of the worlds’ leading experts in their fields. These combine to make the book the most comprehensive introduction to the physics, chemistry, biology and geology of sea ice that there is. This third edition of Sea Ice will be a key resource for all policy makers, researchers and students who work with the frozen oceans and seas.

Exploring the Last Continent

Exploring the Last Continent
Author: Daniela Liggett,Bryan Storey,Yvonne Cook,Veronika Meduna
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 597
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 3319189476
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Last Continent Book Excerpt:

This multi-disciplinary book will cater to students and those who want to have a more critical look behind the scenes of Antarctic science. This book will take a systems approach to providing insights into Antarctic ecosystems and the geophysical environment. Further, the book will link these insights to a discussion of current issues, such as climate change, bio prospecting, environmental management and Antarctic politics. It will be written and edited by experienced Antarctic researchers and scientists from a wide range of disciplines. Academic references will be included for those who wish to delve deeper into the topics discussed in the book.

Antarctica and the Arctic

Antarctica and the Arctic
Author: David McGonigal,Lynn Woodworth
Publsiher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica and the Arctic Book Excerpt:

A definitive encyclopedia of two of the world's most inhospitable but ecologically sensitive environments provides a close-up look at the Arctic and Antarctica, with information on geography and geology, climate and weather, wildlife, inhabitants, and more.

Britannica Student Encyclopedia A Z Set

Britannica Student Encyclopedia  A Z Set
Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
Publsiher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Total Pages: 2927
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 161535557X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britannica Student Encyclopedia A Z Set Book Excerpt:

Entertaining and informative, the newly updated Britannica Student Encyclopedia helps children gain a better understanding of their world. Updated for 2012, more than 2,250 captivating articles cover everything from Barack Obama to video games. Children are sure to immerse themselves in 2,700 photos, charts, and tables that help explain concepts and subjects, as well as 1,200 maps and flags from across the globe. Britannica Student is curriculum correlated and a recent winner of the 2008 Teachers Choice Award and 2010 AEP Distinguished achievement award.

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation
Author: Nicholas Marquez-Grant,Linda Fibiger
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2011-03-21
ISBN: 1136879560
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation Book Excerpt:

Methodologies and legislative frameworks regarding the archaeological excavation, retrieval, analysis, curation and potential reburial of human skeletal remains differ throughout the world. As work forces have become increasingly mobile and international research collaborations are steadily increasing, the need for a more comprehensive understanding of different national research traditions, methodologies and legislative structures within the academic and commercial sector of physical anthropology has arisen. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation provides comprehensive information on the excavation of archaeological human remains and the law through 62 individual country contributions from Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Australasia. More specifically, the volume discusses the following: What is the current situation (including a brief history) of physical anthropology in the country? What happens on discovering human remains (who is notified, etc.)? What is the current legislation regarding the excavation of archaeological human skeletal remains? Is a license needed to excavate human remains? Is there any specific legislation regarding excavation in churchyards? Any specific legislation regarding war graves? Are physical anthropologists involved in the excavation process? Where is the cut-off point between forensic and archaeological human remains (e.g. 100 years, 50 years, 25 years...)? Can human remains be transported abroad for research purposes? What methods of anthropological analysis are mostly used in the country? Are there any methods created in that country which are population-specific? Are there particular ethical issues that need to be considered when excavating human remains, such as religious groups or tribal groups? In addition, an overview of landmark anthropological studies and important collections are provided where appropriate. The entries are contained by an introductory chapter by the editors which establish the objectives and structure of the book, setting it within a wider archaeological framework, and a conclusion which explores the current European and world-wide trends and perspectives in the study of archaeological human remains. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation makes a timely, much-needed contribution to the field of physical anthropology and is unique as it combines information on the excavation of human remains and the legislation that guides it, alongside information on the current state of physical anthropology across several continents. It is an indispensible tool for archaeologists involved in the excavation of human remains around the world.

Merriam Webster s Collegiate Encyclopedia

Merriam Webster s Collegiate Encyclopedia
Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publsiher: Merriam-Webster
Total Pages: 1792
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780877790174
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merriam Webster s Collegiate Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

"A comprehensive, one-volume desk reference created in cooperation with Encyclopædia Britannica®. Features more than 2.5 million words, 25,000 clear and precise articles, over 1700 illustrations, and 225 maps. Includes pronunciations."\\

The Edinburgh Encyclopedia

The Edinburgh Encyclopedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1832
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edinburgh Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

Exploring Polar Frontiers

Exploring Polar Frontiers
Author: William James Mills
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Explorers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Polar Frontiers Book Excerpt:

Cruise Tourism in Polar Regions

Cruise Tourism in Polar Regions
Author: Michael Lück,Patrick T. Maher,Emma J. Stewart
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1849776393
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cruise Tourism in Polar Regions Book Excerpt:

Cruises are the primary form of tourism in the Polar Regions and cruise ship tourism in both the Arctic and Antarctic is expanding rapidly. The industry has moved beyond its infancy, and is now entering a maturing phase with increased numbers and types of vessels, more demanding routes, and more regular and predictable patterns of activity. The increase in cruise activities, and the associated risks of accidents, as well as the potential and actual impacts of the large numbers of tourists in the polar regions bring with it management challenges for sustainable use of these regions. This book discusses critically the issues around environmental and social sustainability of the cruise industry in Polar Regions. Authors from Canada, USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand are experts in their respective fields and take an innovative, critical and at times controversial approach to the subject.

The Emerging Politics of Antarctica

The Emerging Politics of Antarctica
Author: Anne- Marie Brady
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2012-11-27
ISBN: 1135136947
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emerging Politics of Antarctica Book Excerpt:

This book examines the post-Cold War challenges facing Antarctic governance. It seeks to understand the interests of new players in Antarctic affairs such as China, India, Korea and Malaysia, and how other key players such as Russia and the USA or claimant states such as New Zealand or France are coping in the new global order. Antarctica is the world's fifth largest continent and its territories are claimed by seven different states. Since 1961 Antarctica has been managed under the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), a regime which, according to its critics, by the terms of its membership effectively excludes most of the nations of the world. This book examines the post-Cold War challenges facing Antarctic governance, and is organized thematically into three sections: Part 1 considers the role of Antarctic politics in the current post-Cold War, post-colonial era and the impact this new political environment is having on the ATS. Part 2 looks at the competing foreign policy objectives of a representative range of countries with Antarctic activities. Part 3 examines issues that have the potential to destabilise the order of the Antarctic Treaty System, such as unrestricted tourism and new advances in science and technology. The Emerging Politics of Antarctica will be of interest to students and scholars of international politics, polar studies and foreign policy studies.

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0199738599
Category: Comparative government
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics Book Excerpt:

Fills a gap in scholarship on an increasingly important field within Political Science. Comparative Politics, the discipline devoted to the politics of other countries or peoples, has been steadily gaining prominence as a field of study, allowing politics to be viewed from a wider foundation than a concentration on domestic affairs would permit.

Antarctica and the Humanities

Antarctica and the Humanities
Author: Roberts Peder,Lize-Marié van der Watt,Adrian Howkins
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-08-31
ISBN: 1137545755
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica and the Humanities Book Excerpt:

The continent for science is also a continent for the humanities. Despite having no indigenous human population, Antarctica has been imagined in powerful, innovative, and sometimes disturbing ways that reflect politics and culture much further north. Antarctica has become an important source of data for natural scientists working to understand global climate change. As this book shows, the tools of literary studies, history, archaeology, and more, can likewise produce important insights into the nature of the modern world and humanity more broadly.

Encyclopedia of Ecology

Encyclopedia of Ecology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 3120
Release: 2014-11-03
ISBN: 008091456X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Ecology Book Excerpt:

The groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Ecology provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. It includes over 500 detailed entries, structured to provide the user with complete coverage of the core knowledge, accessed as intuitively as possible, and heavily cross-referenced. Written by an international team of leading experts, this revolutionary encyclopedia will serve as a one-stop-shop to concise, stand-alone articles to be used as a point of entry for undergraduate students, or as a tool for active researchers looking for the latest information in the field. Entries cover a range of topics, including: Behavioral Ecology Ecological Processes Ecological Modeling Ecological Engineering Ecological Indicators Ecological Informatics Ecosystems Ecotoxicology Evolutionary Ecology General Ecology Global Ecology Human Ecology System Ecology The first reference work to cover all aspects of ecology, from basic to applied Over 500 concise, stand-alone articles are written by prominent leaders in the field Article text is supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material Fully indexed and cross referenced with detailed references for further study Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert Available electronically on ScienceDirect shortly upon publication