With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe.
The Encyclopediaof the Antarctic brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic. It 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.
With a foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary, this packed two-volume set contains 15,000 alphabetically-arranged and cross-referenced entries covering geographical features, explorers, scientists and their stations, vessels, tour operators, terms, birds, animals, insects, and flora.
By demonstrating the importance of communication among social scientists, scientists in the natural sciences and stakeholders living in the Arctic, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the region's rapidly changing physical and human dimensions.
Since the first sailing ships spied the Antarctic coastline in 1820, the frozen continent has captured the world's imagination. David Day's brilliant biography of Antarctica describes in fascinating detail every aspect of this vast land's history - two centuries of exploration, scientificinvestigation, and contentious geopolitics.
This title offers a different perspective on the Antarctic expeditions of the early 20th century by looking at the British efforts for what they actually were—massive scientific enterprises in which reaching the South Pole was but a spectacular sideshow.
A Fabulous Kingdom charts... [the] race for the North Pole, chronicling the lives and adventuresthat would eventually throw light on this "magical realm" of sunless winters. They follow the explorers from the early journeys of Viking Ottar to the daring exploits of Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, Frederick Cook, Robert Peary, and Richard Bird.
The only book of its kind, Women in the Antarctic recounts the journeys of over 36 women—Navy personnel, research psychologists, scientists, members of the ASA (Antarctic Support Associates), and the American Women's Trans-Antarctic Expedition team members.
From avalanches to glaciers and seals to snowflakes, from igloos to icebergs, permafrost to hoarfrost, chilblains to frostbite, Bill Streever unearths the consistent, ongoing influence of cold on the planet.
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