- Series: Key Environments
- Hardcover: 381 pages
- Publisher: Pergamon Pr; 1st edition (July 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0080288812
- ISBN-13: 978-0080288819
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,595,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Antarctica (Key Environments) 1st Edition
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"From 'why is Antarctica so dry?' to the current state of the Antarctic Treaty, and everything conceivable in-between (history, geology, oceanography, biology, climate-change and much more) this is the book if you want to understand the significance of Antarctica for the future of Planet Earth. Well illustrated, and well written - I felt completely up-to-date when I finished reading it."
Professor Sir John Lawton CBE FRS, last chair of the Royal Commission on Environment Pollution
"This is an excellent review of key multidisciplinary collaborative research and geopolitics in Antarctica involving more than 30 countries, addressing global issues in climate, oceans, biodiversity, solar system, tourism and more. Of importance to contemporary society, it is a valued compendium."
Alan K. Cooper, Consulting Professor, Stanford University and recipient of the second SCAR medal for International Scientific Coordination
"Antarctica is a conundrum. It is distant, yet it will shape our children's future; it is mysterious, yet a treasure trove for science; it is the focus of calculated geopolitical interest, yet the exemplar of 'world governance'. In this well-presented and readable book, the world's leading experts on Antarctic science showcase why the uninhabited seventh continent is central to the present and future of human interests and wellbeing."
Professor Chris Rapley CBE, University College London, former Director of the British Antarctic Survey and former President of SCAR
"Nicely presented ... quality colour illustrations ... anyone with a serious interest in Antarctica will find this book worthwhile."
Peter Blackett, Open University Geological Society Journal
"Science in Antarctica is an international endeavor, and that is also true of this book ... The book is lavishly illustrated with color photos, maps, and graphs ... Recommended. All levels/libraries."
W. L. Cressler, III, Choice
"... a timely addition to the literature on Antarctica ... The illustrations are by and large excellent ... This volume belongs on the bookshelves of researchers who wish to learn more about Antarctica outside their own disciplines, the lay public interested in the continent as a whole, non-governmental organizations, and the management and support staff for the various national programs. I highly recommend this book."
David H. Elliot, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research --This text refers to the Printed Access Code edition.
Antarctica is central to our understanding of global change and the potential fate of planet Earth. In this dramatically illustrated new book, leading international scientists provide an accessible explanation of Antarctica's remarkable attributes and global scientific importance, for everyone interested in polar exploration, research and management. --This text refers to the Printed Access Code edition.