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Past Antarctica

Past Antarctica Book
Author : Marc Oliva,Jesus Ruiz Fernandez
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-06-04
ISBN : 0128179260
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Past Antarctica: Paleoclimatology and Climate Change presents research on the past and present of Antarctica in reference to its current condition, including considerations for effects due to climate change. Experts in the field explore key topics, including environmental changes, human colonization and present environmental trends. Addressing a wide range of fields, including the biosphere, geology and biochemistry, the book offers geographers, climatologists and other Earth scientists a vital resource that is beneficial to an understanding of Antarctica, its history and conservation efforts. Synthesizes research on the past and present of Antarctica, bringing together top Earth scientists who work in this discipline Presents the most complete reconstruction of the paleoclimate and environment of Antarctica, tying in long-term climatic changes to the current environment Offers perspectives from different branches of the Earth Sciences using a spatial-temporal lens

Exploring the Last Continent

Exploring the Last Continent Book
Author : Daniela Liggett,Bryan Storey,Yvonne Cook,Veronika Meduna
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-09-29
ISBN : 3319189476
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic Book
Author : Beau Riffenburgh
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0415970245
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Climate of Past Interglacials

The Climate of Past Interglacials Book
Author : F. Sirocko,M. Claussen,T. Litt,M.F. Sanchez-Goni
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-12-08
ISBN : 9780080468068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Historically, climate fluctuations, such as the Little Ice Age, show that interglacial climate chage in not entirely stable, but responds to even subtle changes in radiative forcing. Through research, it has been made clear that even an abrupt change of climate within years is not just a theoretical possibility but has in fact happened in the prehistoric past. It is therefore clear that in principal it could happen again. Human civilaization has exploded under the mild and relatively stable climatic conditions that have prevailed over the last 11,000 years. This book focuses on revisiting the past and to study climate and environment in a suite of experiments where boundary conditions are similar but not identical to today so we can learn about the climate-environment system, its sensitivity, thresholds and feedback. The palaeoclimate community holds an important key to scientific information on climate change that provides a basis for appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies. The authors of this book have taken up this challenge and summarize their results in this special volume. It presents state-of-the-art science on new reconstructions from all spheres of the Earth System and on their synthesis, on methodological advances, and on the current ability of numerical models to simulate low and high frequency changes of climate, environment, and chemical cycling related to interglacials. * Summarizes important information on climate change, providing a basis for appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies for human civilization * Reports on new reconstuctions on methodological advances, numerical models simulating low and high frequence changes, and chemical cycling related to interglacials * Incorporates palaeovegetaion and numerical modeling of climate and environmental and geochemical parameters to address regional feedback to global change with successful data-models

Last Stop Before Antarctica

Last Stop Before Antarctica Book
Author : Roland Boer
Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1589833481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

While biblical scholars increasingly use insights from postcolonial theory to interpret the Bible, the Bible itself is often neglected by postcolonial criticism, with the result that there is little influence in the other direction: from the Bible to postcolonial criticism. This second edition of Last Stop before Antarctica begins to repair the imbalance by pointing to the vital role that the Bible played in colonization, using Australia????????????????????????one of the first centers of postcolonial criticism????????????????????????as a specific example. Drawing upon colonial literature, including explorer journals, poetry, novels, and translations, it creates a mutually enlightening dialogue between postcolonial literature and biblical texts on themes such as exodus and exile, translation, identity, and home.

Antarctica

Antarctica Book
Author : Dieter K. Fütterer,Detlef Damaske,Georg Kleinschmidt,Hubert Miller,Franz Tessensohn
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-05-11
ISBN : 354032934X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sixty articles arranged in eight thematic sections refer to most recent geological and geophysical results of Antarctic research. The Precambrian of the East Antarctic shield and its geological history is considered as well as sub-ice topography, geophysics and stratigraphy, sedimentology and geophysics of the surrounding Southern Ocean. Particular emphasis is given to the connection of the Antarctic and the surrounding continents when forming part of Gondwana.

Past Climate Variability through Europe and Africa

Past Climate Variability through Europe and Africa Book
Author : Richard W. Battarbee,Françoise Gasse,Catherine E. Stickley
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-11-06
ISBN : 1402021216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book focuses on two complementary time-scales, the Holocene (approximately the last 11,500 years) and the last glacial-interglacial cycle (approximately the last 130,000 years) to synthesize evidence of climate variability at the regional and continental scale across Europe and Africa. This is the first examination of historical climate variations at such a scale, and thus sets a benchmark for future research.

Environmental Contamination in Antarctica

Environmental Contamination in Antarctica Book
Author : S. Caroli,P. Cescon,D.W.H. Walton
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2001-07-19
ISBN : 9780080531076
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This thought-provoking and ambitious volume surveys the causes and extent of environmental contamination in Antarctica, and looks critically at future prospects. It highlights the key role that modern techniques of analytical chemistry play in achieving reliable empirical data in this field and their impact on shaping legal provisions. Written by prominent scientists and experts in Antarctic sciences, this work gives an overview of the studies undertaken by countries to assess the impact of pollution phenomena on the uniquely clean environment of Antarctica. Empirical studies and regulatory issues are evaluated in context with the goal of providing a model approach to more polluted areas of the world.

The Vegetation of Antarctica through Geological Time

The Vegetation of Antarctica through Geological Time Book
Author : David J. Cantrill,Imogen Poole
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-11-22
ISBN : 113956028X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The fossil history of plant life in Antarctica is central to our understanding of the evolution of vegetation through geological time and also plays a key role in reconstructing past configurations of the continents and associated climatic conditions. This book provides the only detailed overview of the development of Antarctic vegetation from the Devonian period to the present day, presenting Earth scientists with valuable insights into the break up of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. Details of specific floras and ecosystems are provided within the context of changing geological, geographical and environmental conditions, alongside comparisons with contemporaneous and modern ecosystems. The authors demonstrate how palaeobotany contributes to our understanding of the palaeoenvironmental changes in the southern hemisphere during this period of Earth history. The book is a complete and up-to-date reference for researchers and students in Antarctic palaeobotany and terrestrial palaeoecology.

Endangered Earth

Endangered Earth Book
Author : Scientific American
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781404214033
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Presents a collection of essays from Scientific American on the topic of how humans are affecting the Earth and what we can do to protect our planet.

Antarctic Climate Evolution

Antarctic Climate Evolution Book
Author : Fabio Florindo,Martin Siegert
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-10-10
ISBN : 9780080931616
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Antarctic Climate Evolution is the first book dedicated to furthering knowledge on the evolution of the world’s largest ice sheet over its ~34 million year history. This volume provides the latest information on subjects ranging from terrestrial and marine geology to sedimentology and glacier geophysics. An overview of Antarctic climate change, analyzing historical, present-day and future developments Contributions from leading experts and scholars from around the world Informs and updates climate change scientists and experts in related areas of study

Antarctic Environments and Resources

Antarctic Environments and Resources Book
Author : J.D. Hansom,John Gordon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-03
ISBN : 1317897056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Antarctica is no longer a 'pole apart'. From a scientific perspective, the Antarctic ice sheet, ocean and climate systems are intimately linked with the global climate and are now seen to be of international significance for understanding climate change. From an economic perspective, the Antarctic is perceived to have great potential as a source of marine resources although the extent of speculated mineral and hydrocarbon resources is unknown. From a conservation perspective, the continent of Antarctica represents the ideal image of unspoiled wilderness. Antarctic Environments and Resources is an accessible and timely new geography of the Antarctic which examines the differing and sometimes conflicting interests in the great southern continent, the Southern Ocean and the subantarctic islands against a background of the physical and natural systems of the region and their interactions. It charts the development of human involvement in the area, focusing on the exploitation of resources from early sealing to modern fisheries, tourism and science, and it assesses the consequent impacts on the natural environment. The text also reviews the emerging framework for future environmental management developed under the Antarctic Treaty System. This is an ideal text for undergraduates studying glacial geomorphology, environmental management, polar regions and the Antarctic.

Climate Present Past and Future Routledge Revivals

Climate  Present  Past and Future  Routledge Revivals  Book
Author : H. H. Lamb
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-05
ISBN : 1136639683
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1977, the second volume of Climate: Present, Past and Future covers parts 3 and 4 of Professor Hubert Lamb’s seminal and pioneering study of climatology. Part 3 provides a survey of evidence of types of climates over the last million years, and of methods of dating that evidence. Through the earlier stages of the Earth’s development the book traces what is known of the various geographies presented by the drifting continents and indicates what can be learnt about climatic regimes and the causes of climatic change. From the last ice age to the present our knowledge of the succession of climates is summarized, indicating prevailing temperatures, rainfalls, wind and ocean current patterns where possible. Part 4 considers events during the fifteen years prior to the book’s initial publication, leading on to the problems of estimating the most probable future course of climatic development, and the influence of Man’s activities on climate. Alongside the reissue of volume 1, this Routledge Revival will be essential reading for anyone interested in both the causes and workings of climate and in the history of climatology itself.

Lost Antarctica

Lost Antarctica Book
Author : James McClintock
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2012-09-18
ISBN : 1137113731
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The bitter cold and three months a year without sunlight make Antarctica virtually uninhabitable for humans. Yet a world of extraordinary wildlife persists in these harsh conditions, including leopard seals, giant squid, 50-foot algae, sea spiders, coral, multicolored sea stars, and giant predatory worms. Now, as temperatures rise, this fragile ecosystem is under attack. In this closely observed account, one of the world's foremost experts on Antarctica gives us a highly original and distinctive look at a world that we're losing.

Antarctica

Antarctica Book
Author : Trevor Hatherton
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 1990
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stay The Last Dog In Antarctica

Stay  The Last Dog In Antarctica Book
Author : Jesse Blackadder
Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
Release : 2013-07-01
ISBN : 1743098197
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'...into the annals of modern polar history strays another character - part legend, part myth, part fibreglass. She is STAY.' THE AGE Left alone on the streets of Hobart to collect money for the Royal Guide Dogs of tasmania, a Labrador called Girl tries to make the best of it. Her dreams of adventure can never come true though, as she is, after all, made of fibreglass. But then one night some rowdy Antarctic expeditioners walk past her on their way to the docks and before she knows it, Girl has been dognapped, smuggled aboard the Aurora Australis, and is headed for Antarctica with her own Antarctic nickname - Stay. But the southern continent throws up more adventures than Stay could ever have imagined. She's slimed by King Neptune, picked on by the Antarctic huskies, dropped, repaired, hidden, flown, chained up, liberated, befriended, lost and betrayed. Will she ever make it back to Australia with the money she's raised for the Guide Dogs? this is the first book in a new animal series by award-winning author Jesse Blackadder and is based on the true story of Stay, who was smuggled to Antarctica in 1991 and is still having adventures there today. Ages: 9-12 (and anyone who loves Antarctica)

The International Politics of Antarctica Routledge Revivals

The International Politics of Antarctica  Routledge Revivals  Book
Author : Peter J. Beck
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-17
ISBN : 1317700961
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1986, this book considers the nature of international interest in Antarctica and the positions of those involved. It looks at the significance of the historical dimension, the development of the treaty system, the management of marine and mineral resources, the role of the United Nations and the impact of such non-governmental organisations as Greenpeace International. The Antarctic implications of the Falklands War of 1982 are also discussed, as well as the underlying relationship between America and the Soviet Union during the 1980s. With a truly international scope, this reissue will be of particular relevance to students with an interest in the political, legal, economic and environmental concerns surrounding the Antarctic region, both in the present and historically.

Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth Surface Processes

Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth Surface Processes Book
Author : M.J. Hambrey,P.F. Barker,P.J. Barrett,V. Bowman,B. Davies,J.L. Smellie,M. Tranter
Publisher : Geological Society of London
Release : 2013-12-05
ISBN : 186239363X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The volume highlights developments in our understanding of the palaeogeographical, palaeobiological, palaeoclimatic and cryospheric evolution of Antarctica. It focuses on the sedimentary record from the Devonian to the Quaternary Period. It features tectonic evolution and stratigraphy, as well as processes taking place adjacent to, beneath and beyond the ice-sheet margin, including the continental shelf. The contributions in this volume include several invited review papers, as well as original research papers arising from the International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences in Edinburgh, in July 2011. These papers demonstrate a remarkable diversity of Earth science interests in the Antarctic. Following international trends, there is particular emphasis on the Cenozoic Era, reflecting the increasing emphasis on the documentation and understanding of the past record of ice-sheet fluctuations. Furthermore, Antarctic Earth history is providing us with important information about potential future trends, as the impact of global warming is increasingly felt on the continent and its ocean.