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Antarctica

Antarctica ebook ISBN: 9780307571854
Publisher: Bantam
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Number of Pages: 672 
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The award-winning author of the Mars trilogy takes readers to the last pure wilderness on Earth in this powerful and majestic novel. “Antarctica may well be the best novel of the best ecological novelist around.”—Locus It is a stark and inhospitable place, where the landscape itself poses a challenge to survival, yet its strange, silent beauty has long fascinated scientists and adventurers. Now Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty which protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica’s resources to be plundered, its eerie beauty to be savaged. As politicians wrangle over its fate, major corporations begin probing for its hidden riches. Adventurers come, as they have for more than a century, seeking the wild, untamed land even as they endanger it with their ever-growing numbers. And radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land from those who would destroy it for profit. All who come here have their own agenda, and all will fight to ensure their vision of the future for the remote and awe-inspiring world at the South Pole. Praise for Antarctica “Forbidding yet fascinating, like the continent it describes . . . echoes Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air.”—People “[Antarctica] should be included in any short-list of books about the frozen continent.... Compelling characters...a rich and dense story...Robinson has succeeded not only in drawing human characters but also in bringing Antarctica to life. Whatever happens in the outer world, Antarctica—both the book and the continent—will become part of the reader's interior landscape.”—The Washington Post Book World “The epic of Antarctica. This is the James A. Michener novel of the South Pole. If the meaty one-word title didn’t give it away, the writing would. The whole human history of the continent is here.”—Interzone “Antarctica will take your breath away.”—Associated Press “A gripping tale of adventure on the ice.”—Publishers Weekly “Passionate, informed...vastly entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews “Robinson writes about geography and geology with the intensity and unhurried attention to detail of a John McPhee.”—The New York Times Book Review

Antarctica

Antarctica ebook ISBN:
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Author: Edwin Swift Balch
Number of Pages: 230 
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Atlas of Antarctica

Atlas of Antarctica ebook ISBN: 3642185150
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: Ute Christina Herzfeld
Number of Pages: 365 
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The atlas consists of 136 topographic maps derived from satellite radar altimetry (Geosat and ERS-1 data). Each map is presented together with a description of glaciologic and topographic features. The main section is preceded by an introduction and three up-to-date topics and followed by applications. Applications are in monitoring changes in Antarctic glaciers, ice streams and ice shelves, and in detailed regional studies of outlet glaciers of the inland ice. The reader will also find index maps, an exhaustive list of references on related subjects in glaciology, geodesy, geomathematics, remote sensing, and an index of the Antarctic place names.

Antarctica

Antarctica ebook ISBN:
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Author: Jonathan Chester
Number of Pages: 136 
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Antarctica

Antarctica ebook ISBN: 0199861455
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: David Day
Number of Pages: 614 
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Explains the history of Antarctica, focusing on the explorers and sailors drawn to the continent, the scientific investigations that have taken place there, and the geopolitical implications of the landmass.

The Future of Antarctica

The Future of Antarctica ebook ISBN: 9780719034497
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Author: Grahame Cook
Number of Pages: 172 
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Proceedings of a conference whose multidisciplinary approach provide an overview of the debate about appropriate future environmental protection of Antarctica, particularly in relation to possible exploitation of its little known mineral resources.

Antarctica

Antarctica ebook ISBN: 0822524902
Publisher: LernerClassroom
Author: Madeline Donaldson
Number of Pages: 32 
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Introduces the continent of Antarctica and some of its unique characteristics.

Antarctica

Antarctica ebook ISBN: 0309118549
Publisher: National Academies Press
Author: U.S. Geological Survey,National Research Council,Polar Research Board
Number of Pages: 162 
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Antarctica is the center from which all surrounding continental bodies separated millions of years ago. Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World, reinforces the importance of continual changes in the country's history and the impact of these changes on global systems. The book also places emphasis on deciphering the climate records in ice cores, geologic cores, rock outcrops and those inferred from climate models. New technologies for the coming decades of geoscience data collection are also highlighted. Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World is a collection of papers that were presented by keynote speakers at the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. It is of interest to policy makers, researchers and scientific institutions.

Antarctica

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Publisher: Foreign Policy Assn
Author: Philip W. Quigg
Number of Pages: 62 
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One of a series of booklets on world issues examines the sharpened differences between those nations that have declared sovereignty over parts of Antarctica and those that have not; between those nations that have arbitrarily assumed responsibility for the administration of Antarctica and the smaller, more numerous nations that believe their exclusion is unjustified; and between those who believe that the exploration and ultimate exploitation of Antarctic resources are desirable or inevitable and those who, as scientists or environmentalists, hope that the continent can be protected forever as a world preserve open only to researchers. Chapter one discusses the historical background, the International Geophysical Year, and the conflict over territorial claims. Chapter two examines the Antarctic Treaty. Chapter three discusses the resources of Antarctica, including marine life, minerals, tourism, icebergs as a water supply, disposal of radioactive wastes, cold storage, and alternative energy sources. Chapter four emphasizes the idea that Antarctica and its development is in the interest of all peoples of the world. Chapter five discusses the future of the treaty system. The "Talking It Over" section offers questions for discussion groups and students. The document concludes with a reproduction of the Antarctic Treaty signed December 1, 1959. (RSL)

International Law for Antarctica

International Law for Antarctica ebook ISBN: 9789041103642
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Author: Francesco Francioni,Tullio Scovazzi
Number of Pages: 681 
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The volume is the result of an on-going research project on the Antarctic regime being carried out in various Italian universities and open to the participation of scholars and experts from different countries. Two concomitant factors led to the undertaking of the project: the increasing interest aroused by Antarctica in the scientific community, and the dynamic evolution of the Antarctic question in international law and politics. The result is something different from simply a second edition of a previous book, as it was clear that certain topics required entirely new treatment, especially environmental protection, liability, and institutional development. The editors tried to carefully co-ordinate the 21 individual contributions so as to properly cover the whole range of topics while at the same time preserving the pluralistic character of the book.

Antarctica

Antarctica ebook ISBN: 354032934X
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: Dieter K. Fütterer,Detlef Damaske,Georg Kleinschmidt,Hubert Miller,Franz Tessensohn
Number of Pages: 477 
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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.

Antarctica

Antarctica ebook ISBN: 9780761332275
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Author: April Pulley Sayre
Number of Pages: 64 
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Describes unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent including its landscapes, geology, weather and climate, coastlines, air and soil as well as its plants and animals.

Antarctica

Antarctica ebook ISBN: 0802189717
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Author: Claire Keegan
Number of Pages: 224 
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Compassionate, witty, and unsettling, Antarctica is the debut collection of one of Ireland's most exciting and versatile new talents. Claire Keegan, winner of several prestigious awards including the William Trevor Prize, writes stories that have a razor-sharp narrative style and unembellished tone, and move from the cruel, hard life of rural Ireland to the hot landscape of the southern United States. From the title story about a married woman who takes a trip to the city with a single purpose in mind—to sleep with another man—Antarctica draws you into a world of obsession, betrayal, and fragile relationships. In "Love in the Tall Grass," Cordelia wakes on the last day of the twentieth century and sets off along the coast road to keep a date, with her lover, that has been nine years in the waiting. In "Passport Soup," Frank Corso mourns the curious disappearance of his nine-year-old daughter and tries desperately to reach out to his shattered wife who has gone mad with grief. Keegan's characters inhabit a world where dreams, memory, and chance can have crippling consequences for those involved. Moving in its quiet intensity, the award-winning Antarctica is a rare and arresting debut.

Geological Evolution of Antarctica

Geological Evolution of Antarctica ebook ISBN: 9780521372664
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 5th : 1987 : Cambridge, England
Number of Pages: 722 
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Surveys the tectonic evolution of the Antarctic crust and the palaeoenvironmental evolution of Antarctica since the Late Mesozoic.

Antarctica and the Law of the Sea

Antarctica and the Law of the Sea ebook ISBN: 0792318234
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Author: Christopher C. Joyner
Number of Pages: 302 
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This survey of maritime law as it applies to the Antarctic continent and surrounding seas, includes biogeography, sovereignty, offshore jurisdiction, the continental shelf, environmental protection and conservation, and the legal status of ice shelves, sea ice, icebergs and ice islands.

Antarctica

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Author: Trevor Hatherton
Number of Pages: 511 
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Explore Antarctica

Explore Antarctica ebook ISBN: 9780778730712
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Author: Bobbie Kalman,Rebecca Sjonger
Number of Pages: 32 
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Describes the geography, climate, natural resources, and wildlife of Antarctica.