The Resource Exploring the Last Continent : An Introduction to Antarctica, edited by Daniela Liggett, Bryan Storey, Yvonne Cook, Veronika Meduna, (electronic resource)

Exploring the Last Continent : An Introduction to Antarctica, edited by Daniela Liggett, Bryan Storey, Yvonne Cook, Veronika Meduna, (electronic resource)

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Exploring the Last Continent : An Introduction to Antarctica
Title
Exploring the Last Continent
Title remainder
An Introduction to Antarctica
Statement of responsibility
edited by Daniela Liggett, Bryan Storey, Yvonne Cook, Veronika Meduna
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
This multidisciplinary book examines Antarctica, from its geological origins as it separated from the Gondwana supercontinent, to Captain James Cook and crew, the first recorded observation by Europeans, to its present as a research outpost protected from energy exploitation, and a climate change bellwether. The first part of the book discusses Antarctica’s physical systems over time – the continent’s geological evolution, its climate, weather and atmosphere, and its distinctive oceanographic, hydrographic and glaciological features. This section includes chapters on Antarctica’s geological history; its cryosphere and hydrological systems; and the Antarctic atmosphere, including the role Antarctica plays in the global atmospheric system. The second part of the volume surveys Antarctica’s marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Among the chapter topics in this section are biological diversity of the Subantarctic Islands; aquatic and non-aquatic terrestrial ecosystems; marine ecosystems of the Southern Ocean, birds and mammals, invertebrates and fish of Antarctica. The third part is devoted to the history of human endeavors in Antarctica and the politics behind human activities in the Southern Ocean and on the continent. The contributors delve into historical and social aspects of Antarctic exploration; the governance approach which sets the continent aside for peace and science; tourism; psychological aspects of human endeavours on the Ice; and Antarctic arts. The final part of the book weaves together insights in the physical, social and human sciences to illuminate a discussion of current issues, such as climate change, bio-prospecting, science collaboration, and environmental management. Individual chapters discuss the exploitation of marine living resources; biological prospecting; geological resources; renewable energy; regulatory challenges of commercial exploitation; the causes and impacts of climate change in Antarctica; and the role of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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QE38
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Liggett, Daniela.
  • Storey, Bryan.
  • Cook, Yvonne.
  • Meduna, Veronika.
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  • Environment
  • Renewable energy resources
  • Hydrology
  • Climatic changes
  • Mineral resources
  • Environmental geography
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Alternate energy sources
  • Green energy industries
  • Geoecology
  • Environmental geology
  • Environment
  • Geoecology/Natural Processes
  • Environmental Geography
  • Hydrology/Water Resources
  • Climate Change/Climate Change Impacts
  • Renewable and Green Energy
  • Mineral Resources
Label
Exploring the Last Continent : An Introduction to Antarctica, edited by Daniela Liggett, Bryan Storey, Yvonne Cook, Veronika Meduna, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- PART 1: Physical Sciences -- 2. A Continent under Ice: Studying Geology in Antarctica -- 3. A Long Journey South: Unravelling Antarctica’s Geological History -- 4. Looking Back to the Future: Palaeoclimate Studies in Antarctica -- 5. An Ice-bound Continent: Antarctic’s Cryosphere and Hydrological Systems -- 6.Weather and Climate: Antarctica’s Role in the Global Atmospheric System -- 7. The Southern Ocean: Antarctica’s Northern Boundary -- 8. From Ice to Space: The Antarctic Atmosphere -- PART 2 -- 9. Remote Ocean Outposts: Biological Diversity of the Subantarctic Islands -- 10. Life on Land: Aquatic Terrestrial Ecosystems in Antarctica -- 11. Life on Land: Non-aquatic Terrestrial Eccosystems in Antarctica -- 12. Beyond the Ice: Marine Ecosystems in the Southern Ocean -- 13. Antarctic Megafauna: Birds and Mammals of Antarctica -- 14. Surviving in the Cold: Invertebrates and Fish in Antarctica -- 15. Polar Expeditions: Historical and Social Aspects of Antarctic Exploration -- 16. A Continent for Peace and Science: Antarctic Governance -- 17. Extreme and Unusual Psychology in Antarctica -- 18. Destination Icy Wilderness: Antarctic Tourism -- 19. Creativity at the Frozen Frontier: The Arts in Antarctica -- 20. Commercial Harvest: Exploitation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources -- 21. Southern Ocean Fisheries: Managing Harvests of Marine Life -- 22. The Search for Extremophiles: Antarctic Biological Prospecting -- 23. The Question of Mining: Geological Resources in Antarctica -- 24. Ice and Mineral Resources: Regulatory Challenges of Commercial Exploitation -- 25. Recent Climate Change: Causes and Impacts of Climate Change in Antarctica -- 26. Reducing Fossil Fuel Consumption: Renewable Energy in Antarctica -- 27. Alien Invasions and the Impact of Non-native Species: Changing the Face of Life on Land in Antarctica?- 28. Future Challenges in Antarctic Research: International and Interdisciplinary Cooperation -- 29. Antarctic Scientific Collaboration: The Role of SCAR
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2015.
Extent
IX, 597 p. 221 illus., 174 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319189475
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-18947-5
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-18947-5
Label
Exploring the Last Continent : An Introduction to Antarctica, edited by Daniela Liggett, Bryan Storey, Yvonne Cook, Veronika Meduna, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- PART 1: Physical Sciences -- 2. A Continent under Ice: Studying Geology in Antarctica -- 3. A Long Journey South: Unravelling Antarctica’s Geological History -- 4. Looking Back to the Future: Palaeoclimate Studies in Antarctica -- 5. An Ice-bound Continent: Antarctic’s Cryosphere and Hydrological Systems -- 6.Weather and Climate: Antarctica’s Role in the Global Atmospheric System -- 7. The Southern Ocean: Antarctica’s Northern Boundary -- 8. From Ice to Space: The Antarctic Atmosphere -- PART 2 -- 9. Remote Ocean Outposts: Biological Diversity of the Subantarctic Islands -- 10. Life on Land: Aquatic Terrestrial Ecosystems in Antarctica -- 11. Life on Land: Non-aquatic Terrestrial Eccosystems in Antarctica -- 12. Beyond the Ice: Marine Ecosystems in the Southern Ocean -- 13. Antarctic Megafauna: Birds and Mammals of Antarctica -- 14. Surviving in the Cold: Invertebrates and Fish in Antarctica -- 15. Polar Expeditions: Historical and Social Aspects of Antarctic Exploration -- 16. A Continent for Peace and Science: Antarctic Governance -- 17. Extreme and Unusual Psychology in Antarctica -- 18. Destination Icy Wilderness: Antarctic Tourism -- 19. Creativity at the Frozen Frontier: The Arts in Antarctica -- 20. Commercial Harvest: Exploitation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources -- 21. Southern Ocean Fisheries: Managing Harvests of Marine Life -- 22. The Search for Extremophiles: Antarctic Biological Prospecting -- 23. The Question of Mining: Geological Resources in Antarctica -- 24. Ice and Mineral Resources: Regulatory Challenges of Commercial Exploitation -- 25. Recent Climate Change: Causes and Impacts of Climate Change in Antarctica -- 26. Reducing Fossil Fuel Consumption: Renewable Energy in Antarctica -- 27. Alien Invasions and the Impact of Non-native Species: Changing the Face of Life on Land in Antarctica?- 28. Future Challenges in Antarctic Research: International and Interdisciplinary Cooperation -- 29. Antarctic Scientific Collaboration: The Role of SCAR
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2015.
Extent
IX, 597 p. 221 illus., 174 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319189475
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-18947-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-18947-5

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