Past Antarctica

Past Antarctica
Author: Marc Oliva i Franganillo,Jesus Ruiz Fernandez
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2020-06
ISBN 10: 9780128179253
ISBN 13: 0128179252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Past Antarctica Book Review:

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

Past Antarctica

Past Antarctica
Author: Marc Oliva,Jesus Ruiz Fernandez
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2020-06-04
ISBN 10: 0128179260
ISBN 13: 9780128179260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Past Antarctica Book Review:

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

Exploration of Subsurface Antarctica

Exploration of Subsurface Antarctica
Author: M.J. Siegert,S.S.R. Jamieson,D.A. White
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-01-08
ISBN 10: 1786203227
ISBN 13: 9781786203229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploration of Subsurface Antarctica Book Review:

Our appreciation of glaciological processes in Antarctica suffers from a lack of observations in regions where numerical models indicate the ice sheet to be susceptible to ocean and/or atmospheric warming. The solution lies in the use and development of glacier geophysics. In this volume we present a series of papers that demonstrate how geophysics can be deployed in Antarctica to comprehend: (1) boundary conditions that influence ice flow such as subglacial topography, the distribution of basal water and ice-sheet rheology; (2) phenomena that might affect ice-flow processes, such as complex internal ice-sheet structures and the proposition of large stores of hitherto unappreciated groundwater; and (3) how glacigenic sediments and formerly glaciated terrain on, and surrounding, the continent can inform us about past ice-sheet dynamics. The volume also takes a historical view on developments leading to current knowledge, examines active ice-sheet processes, and points the way forward on how geophysics can advance quantitative understanding of Antarctic ice-sheet behaviour.

The International Politics of Antarctica Routledge Revivals

The International Politics of Antarctica  Routledge Revivals
Author: Peter J. Beck
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2014-06-17
ISBN 10: 1317700961
ISBN 13: 9781317700968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Politics of Antarctica Routledge Revivals Book Review:

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.

Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Polar Research Board,Committee on Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2011-11-28
ISBN 10: 0309214726
ISBN 13: 9780309214728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean Book Review:

Antarctica and the surrounding Southern Ocean remains one of the world's last frontiers. Covering nearly 14 million km² (an area approximately 1.4 times the size of the United States), Antarctica is the coldest, driest, highest, and windiest continent on Earth. While it is challenging to live and work in this extreme environment, this region offers many opportunities for scientific research. Ever since the first humans set foot on Antarctica a little more than a century ago, the discoveries made there have advanced our scientific knowledge of the region, the world, and the Universe--but there is still much more to learn. However, conducting scientific research in the harsh environmental conditions of Antarctica is profoundly challenging. Substantial resources are needed to establish and maintain the infrastructure needed to provide heat, light, transportation, and drinking water, while at the same time minimizing pollution of the environment and ensuring the safety of researchers. Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean suggests actions for the United States to achieve success for the next generation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean science. The report highlights important areas of research by encapsulating each into a single, overarching question. The questions fall into two broad themes: (1) those related to global change, and (2) those related to fundamental discoveries. In addition, the report identified key science questions that will drive research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in coming decades, and highlighted opportunities to be leveraged to sustain and improve the U.S. research efforts in the region.

Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica

Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica
Author: Klaus Dodds,Alan D. Hemmings,Peder Roberts
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2017-01-27
ISBN 10: 1784717681
ISBN 13: 9781784717681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica Book Review:

The Antarctic and Southern Ocean are hotspots for contemporary endeavours to oversee 'the last frontier' of the Earth. The Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica offers a wide-ranging and comprehensive overview of the governance, geopolitics, international law, cultural studies and history of the region. Four thematic sections take readers from the earliest human encounters to contemporary resource exploitation and climate change. Written by leading experts, the Handbook brings together the very best interdisciplinary social science and humanities scholarship on the Antarctic and Southern Ocean.

Antarctic Climate Evolution

Antarctic Climate Evolution
Author: Fabio Florindo,Martin Siegert
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2008-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780080931616
ISBN 13: 0080931618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctic Climate Evolution Book Review:

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

Antarctica

Antarctica
Author: Dieter K. Fütterer,Detlef Damaske,Georg Kleinschmidt,Hubert Miller,Franz Tessensohn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2006-05-11
ISBN 10: 354032934X
ISBN 13: 9783540329343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica Book Review:

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
Author: N. Bonner,David Walton
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483286002
ISBN 13: 9781483286006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica Book Review:

Antarctica, a vast land remote from the other continents and still the least known of them all, provides a unique international laboratory for science. Despite the costs, a growing number of countries are supporting basic scientific research on the continent and in its surrounding seas. Our knowledge of life in this extreme environment, although limited, suggests that it is a key environment for many areas of science. Potential economic developments for food and minerals as well as increasing political complications might jeopardise the present scientific accord in the future. Now is the time to take stock: what do we know about Antarctic ecology? What are the threats and how can they be met? In this volume Antarctic scientists from six countries write about the Antarctic ecosystem.

Antarctica and Supercontinent Evolution

Antarctica and Supercontinent Evolution
Author: S.L. Harley,I.C.W. Fitzsimons,Y. Zhao
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN 10: 1862393672
ISBN 13: 9781862393677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica and Supercontinent Evolution Book Review:

Antarctica preserves a rock record that spans three and a half billion years of history and has a remarkable story to tell about the evolution of our Earth, from the hottest crustal rocks yet found in an orogenic system, to the assembly and breakup of Gondwana in the Phanerozoic. This volume highlights our improved understanding of the tectonic events that have shaped Antarctica and how these potentially relate to supercontinent assembly and fragmentation. The internal constitution of the East Antarctic Shield is assessed using information available from the basement geology and from detritus preserved as Mesozoic sediments in the Trans Antarctic Mountains. Accretionary orogenesis along the proto-Pacific margin of Antarctica is examined and the volumes of intracrustal melting compared with juvenile magma additions in these complex orogenic systems assessed. This special volume demonstrates the diversity of approaches required to elucidate and understand crustal evolution and evaluate the supercontinent concept.

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic
Author: Beau Riffenburgh
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 1146
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0415970245
ISBN 13: 9780415970242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic Book Review:

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.

Antarctica

Antarctica
Author: D. W. H. Walton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN 10: 110700392X
ISBN 13: 9781107003927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica Book Review:

A dramatically illustrated book, by leading international scientists, which describes Antarctica's central role in global scientific research.

Antarctica

Antarctica
Author: David W. H. Walton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN 10: 1107328241
ISBN 13: 9781107328242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica Book Review:

Antarctica is the coldest and driest continent on Earth – a place for adventure and a key area for global science. Research conducted there has received increasing international attention due to concerns over destruction of the ozone layer and the problem of global warming and melting ice shelves. This dramatically illustrated new book brings together an international group of leading Antarctic scientists to explain why the Antarctic is so central to understanding the history and potential fate of our planet. It introduces the beauty of the world's greatest wilderness, its remarkable attributes and the global importance of the international science done there. Spanning topics from marine biology to space science this book is an accessible overview for anyone interested in the Antarctic and its science and governance. It provides a valuable summary for those involved in polar management and is an inspiration for the next generation of Antarctic researchers.

Antarctica in International Law

Antarctica in International Law
Author: Ben Saul,Tim Stephens
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 1136
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN 10: 1782258868
ISBN 13: 9781782258865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica in International Law Book Review:

Antarctica, one of the world's last great wildernesses, presents special challenges for international law. Fears that Antarctica would become a front in the Cold War catalysed agreement on the 1959 Antarctic Treaty which neither legitimised nor challenged the existing sovereign claims to the continent. The unique Antarctic Treaty System has provided the foundation for peaceful, harmonious and effective governance. There are, however, new anxieties about the frozen continent and the Southern Ocean. Antarctica already feels the effects of climate change and ocean acidification. Claimant states assert rights to the Antarctic continental shelf and interest in Antarctic resources grows. Tourism brings new environmental and safety risks. China and other powers are increasing their activities, with some questioning the consensus of the 'Antarctic club'. Security concerns are increasingly discussed, despite Antarctica's dedication to peaceful purposes. This book brings together the main primary international materials concerning the regulation and governance of Antarctica, including multilateral and bilateral treaties, United Nations materials, 'soft laws' and judicial decisions. It covers the spectrum of Antarctic issues from environmental protection to scientific cooperation to tourism. As it shows, Antarctic law has constantly adapted to meet new challenges and is a sophisticated, inclusive, dynamic and responsive regime.

Antarctica

Antarctica
Author: Gabrielle Walker
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 1408824639
ISBN 13: 9781408824634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica Book Review:

There have been many books about Antarctica in the past, but all have focused on only one aspect of the continent - its science, its wildlife, the heroic age of exploration, personal experiences or the sheer awesome beauty of the landscape, for example - but none has managed to capture whole story, till now. Gabrielle Walker, author, consultant to New Scientist and regular broadcaster with the BBC has written a book unlike any that has ever been written about the continent. Antarctica weaves all the significant threads into an intricate tapestry, made up of science, natural history, poetry, epic history, what it feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people back there again and again. It is only when all the parts come together that the underlying truths of the continent emerge. Antarctica is the most alien place on Earth, the only part of our planet where humans could never survive unaided. It is truly like walking on another planet. And yet, in its silence, its agelessness and its mysteries lie the secrets of our past, and of our future.

Exploring the Last Continent

Exploring the Last Continent
Author: Daniela Liggett,Bryan Storey,Yvonne Cook,Veronika Meduna
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 597
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 3319189476
ISBN 13: 9783319189475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Last Continent Book Review:

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.

Antarctic Climate Evolution

Antarctic Climate Evolution
Author: Fabio Florindo,Martin Siegert,Laura De Santis,Tim Naish
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2021-11-04
ISBN 10: 0128191104
ISBN 13: 9780128191101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctic Climate Evolution Book Review:

Antarctic Climate Evolution, Second Edition, enhances our understanding of the history of the world’s largest ice sheet, and how it responded to and influenced climate change during the Cenozoic. It includes terrestrial and marine geology, sedimentology, glacier geophysics and ship-borne geophysics, coupled with results from numerical ice sheet and climate modeling. The book’s content largely mirrors the structure of the Past Antarctic Ice Sheets (PAIS) program (www.scar.org/science/pais), formed to investigate past changes in Antarctica by supporting multidisciplinary global research. This new edition reflects recent advances and is updated with several new chapters, including those covering marine and terrestrial life changes, ice shelves, advances in numerical modeling, and increasing coverage of rates of change. The approach of the PAIS program has led to substantial improvement in our knowledge base of past Antarctic change and our understanding of the factors that have guided its evolution. Offers an overview of Antarctic climate change, analyzing historical, present-day and future developments Provides the latest information on subjects ranging from terrestrial and marine geology to sedimentology and glacier geophysics in the context of Antarctic evolution Fully updated to include expanded coverage of rates of change, advances in numerical modeling, marine and terrestrial life changes, ice shelves, and more

Atmospheric Research in Antarctica

Atmospheric Research in Antarctica
Author: Neloy Khare
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN 10: 1000755088
ISBN 13: 9781000755084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atmospheric Research in Antarctica Book Review:

Atmospheric Research in Antarctica: Present Status and Thrust Areas in Climate Change represents a panoramic view of the developments in the field of Antarctic atmospheric sciences and meteorology broadly covering geomagnetism and aeronomy, middle atmospheric studies and global and climate change studies. It includes greenhouse gases, ozone monitoring as well as very low frequency (VLF) phenomena, and space weather, Antarctic meteorology, and mathematical modeling of atmosphere and ocean processes around Antarctica. Atmospheric electricity and aerosols investigations over Antarctica along with the total solar eclipse-related studies, calibration of AWIFS Sensor, and measurements of positive ions, are also discussed. This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in atmospheric studies, meteorology, Antarctic studies, climate change. FEATURES: Covers scientific aspects of Antarctic meteorology and atmospheric sciences under climate change scenario Contains diverse set of information with strong bearing on recent and past polar processes Presents integrated research on polar science coupled with meteorological, climatological and atmosphericsciences Thoroughly reviews geomagnetism and aeronomy, middle atmospheric studies including global and climate change studies Helps readers understand how Antarctica’s climate has changed in the past and is being affected by ‘global warming’ and how might we expect its climate to change in the future?

U S Antarctic Program

U S  Antarctic Program
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000012042180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Future of Antarctica

The Future of Antarctica
Author: Jeffrey McGee
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811670951
ISBN 13: 9789811670954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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