Exploring the Last Continent
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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.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: .978-3-319-18946-8, 978-3-319-18946-8
  • 1st ed. 2016
  • Erscheinungstermin: 12. Oktober 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 161mm x 32mm
  • Gewicht: 1236g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319189468
  • ISBN-10: 3319189468
  • Artikelnr.: 42578059
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction.- PART 1: Physical Sciences.- 2. A Continent under Ice: Studying Geology in Antarctica.- 3. A Long Journey South: Unravelling Antarctica's Geological History.- 4. Looking Back to the Future: Palaeoclimate Studies in Antarctica.- 5. An Ice-bound Continent: Antarctic's Cryosphere and Hydrological Systems.- 6.Weather and Climate: Antarctica's Role in the Global Atmospheric System.- 7.The Southern Ocean: Antarctica's Northern Boundary.- 8. From Ice to Space: The Antarctic Atmosphere.-PART 2.- 9. Remote Ocean Outposts: Biological Diversity of the Subantarctic Islands.- 10. Life on Land: Aquatic Terrestrial Ecosystems in Antarctica.- 11. Life on Land: Non-aquatic Terrestrial Eccosystems in Antarctica.- 12. Beyond the Ice: Marine Ecosystems in the Southern Ocean.- 13. Antarctic Megafauna: Birds and Mammals of Antarctica.- 14. Surviving in the Cold: Invertebrates and Fish in Antarctica.- 15. Polar Expeditions: Historical and Social Aspects of Antarctic Exploration.- 16. A
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"The book is well-organized with frequent subheadings enabling readers to dive in and find information on a particular topic of interest. ... This volume will be a useful resource to anyone involved in Antarctic science, environmental regulation, or politics, enabling them to find information about areas beyond their own speciality. At the same time, it covers a wide range of topics presented in a way that is accessible to interested general readers." (Robert Larter, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 93 (1), March, 2018)

"This book provides an introduction to the exploration of Antarctica ... . The volume includes a short introduction followed by four sections of articles arranged thematically. ... Broad and thoughtful in its approach, this work is a valuable addition to the expanding canon of analyses of the history and future of Antarctica. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers." (H. Doss, Choice, Vol. 53 (9), May, 2016)