The Resource Protection of the three poles, Falk Huettmann, editor, (electronic resource)

Protection of the three poles, Falk Huettmann, editor, (electronic resource)

Label
Protection of the three poles
Title
Protection of the three poles
Statement of responsibility
Falk Huettmann, editor
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Arctic, the Antarctic, and the Hindu Kush-Himalayas form a unique trio called the three poles. Mainly composed of snow, rock, and ice, these precious regions contain vast areas of wilderness for humanity. Together they make up the primary water resource of this planet and directly shape our climate. This book presents a first-ever global assessment and progressive review of the three poles and the urgent need for their protection. Sins of the past have irrevocably harmed these regions, and the future looks bleak with the global population reaching 9 billion by 2060 and climate change on the rise. Presented here is a wide-reaching and coherent overview of the poles’ biodiversity, habitats, and ongoing destruction. Failed protection and social targets set by the United Nations and other bodies are exposed while economic growth and urban sprawl continue unabated. Polar regions play a major role on the global agenda as they are rich in oil and other resources, marking them for contamination, overfishing, and further degradation. The chapters are written by experts in their fields, and their evidence leaves no doubt that we already live beyond our carrying capacity on a finite space. A global protection role model and several outlook scenarios are proposed to help set in motion polar protection priorities that are actually valid. That way, it may not be too late to salvage this huge, last wilderness so relevant for the well-being of humanity and at least protect what is still left
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Image bit depth
0
LC call number
TD170.2
LC item number
.P76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1967-
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  • SpringerLink
  • Huettmann, Falk
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  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental protection
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
  • SCIENCE / Environmental Science
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental protection
  • Himalaya Mountains
  • Polar regions
Label
Protection of the three poles, Falk Huettmann, editor, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
  • Recourse-Based Fuzzy Random Facility Location Model with Fixed Capacity
  • Two-Stage Fuzzy Stochastic Programming with Value-at-Risk: A Generic Model
  • VaR-Based Fuzzy Random Facility Location Model with Variable Capacity
  • Part 3.
  • Real-Life Applications
  • Case Study I: Dam Control System Design
  • Case Study II: Location Selection for Frozen Food Plants
  • Part 1.
  • Theory
  • Fuzzy Random Variable
  • Fuzzy Stochastic Renewal Processes
  • Introduction
  • Part 2.
  • Models
  • System Reliability Optimization Models with Fuzzy Random Lifetimes
  • Part III.
  • The Antarctic
  • Unnatural Selection of Antarctic Toothfish in the Ross Sea, Antarctica
  • David G. Ainley, Cassandra M. Brooks, Joseph T. Eastman and Melanie Massaro
  • Protection of Wilderness and Aesthetic Values in Antarctica
  • Rupert Summerson
  • Part IV.
  • The Hindu Kush-Himalayas
  • Real World Protection for the Third Pole and Its People
  • Nakul Chettri, Arun B. Shrestha, Yan Zhaoli, Birendra Bajracharya and Eklabya Sharma, et al.
  • Part I.
  • Mining the Himalayan Uplands Plant Database for a Conservation Baseline Using the Public GMBA Webportal*
  • Dirk Nemitz, Falk Huettmann, Eva M. Spehn and W. Bernhard Dickoré
  • Part V.
  • The Arctic
  • Community-Based Surveys and Management of Walruses and Polar Bears in the Area of Cape Kozhevnikov (Chukotka, Russia)
  • Andrei Boltunov, Viktor Nikiforov and Varvara Semenova
  • Toward the New Role of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas in the Arctic: The Russian Case
  • Vassily Spiridonov, Maria Gavrilo, Yury Krasnov, Anton Makarov and Natalia Nikolaeva, et al.
  • Status, Threat, and Protection of Arctic Waterbirds
  • Christoph Zöckler
  • Introduction
  • Global Issues for, and Profiles of, Arctic Seabird Protection: Effects of Big Oil, New Shipping Lanes, Shifting Baselines, and Climate Change
  • Grant R. W. Humphries and Falk Huettmann
  • Polar Diseases and Parasites: A Conservation Paradigm Shift
  • Susan J. Kutz
  • Part VI.
  • Synthesis
  • Yet Another, But This Time Realistic, Polar Synthesis, Meta-Analysis, and Outlook: Protecting Ice, Snow, People, Species, Habitats, and Global Temperatures for Good?
  • Falk Huettmann
  • Introduction: Why Three Poles and Why Protect Them?
  • Falk Huettmann
  • Part II.
  • Polar Overview
  • IPY 2007-2008: Where Threads of the Double Helix and Sputnik Intertwine
  • David J. Carlson
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 337 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9784431540069
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781942940
  • (OCoLC)ocn781942940
Label
Protection of the three poles, Falk Huettmann, editor, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
  • Recourse-Based Fuzzy Random Facility Location Model with Fixed Capacity
  • Two-Stage Fuzzy Stochastic Programming with Value-at-Risk: A Generic Model
  • VaR-Based Fuzzy Random Facility Location Model with Variable Capacity
  • Part 3.
  • Real-Life Applications
  • Case Study I: Dam Control System Design
  • Case Study II: Location Selection for Frozen Food Plants
  • Part 1.
  • Theory
  • Fuzzy Random Variable
  • Fuzzy Stochastic Renewal Processes
  • Introduction
  • Part 2.
  • Models
  • System Reliability Optimization Models with Fuzzy Random Lifetimes
  • Part III.
  • The Antarctic
  • Unnatural Selection of Antarctic Toothfish in the Ross Sea, Antarctica
  • David G. Ainley, Cassandra M. Brooks, Joseph T. Eastman and Melanie Massaro
  • Protection of Wilderness and Aesthetic Values in Antarctica
  • Rupert Summerson
  • Part IV.
  • The Hindu Kush-Himalayas
  • Real World Protection for the Third Pole and Its People
  • Nakul Chettri, Arun B. Shrestha, Yan Zhaoli, Birendra Bajracharya and Eklabya Sharma, et al.
  • Part I.
  • Mining the Himalayan Uplands Plant Database for a Conservation Baseline Using the Public GMBA Webportal*
  • Dirk Nemitz, Falk Huettmann, Eva M. Spehn and W. Bernhard Dickoré
  • Part V.
  • The Arctic
  • Community-Based Surveys and Management of Walruses and Polar Bears in the Area of Cape Kozhevnikov (Chukotka, Russia)
  • Andrei Boltunov, Viktor Nikiforov and Varvara Semenova
  • Toward the New Role of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas in the Arctic: The Russian Case
  • Vassily Spiridonov, Maria Gavrilo, Yury Krasnov, Anton Makarov and Natalia Nikolaeva, et al.
  • Status, Threat, and Protection of Arctic Waterbirds
  • Christoph Zöckler
  • Introduction
  • Global Issues for, and Profiles of, Arctic Seabird Protection: Effects of Big Oil, New Shipping Lanes, Shifting Baselines, and Climate Change
  • Grant R. W. Humphries and Falk Huettmann
  • Polar Diseases and Parasites: A Conservation Paradigm Shift
  • Susan J. Kutz
  • Part VI.
  • Synthesis
  • Yet Another, But This Time Realistic, Polar Synthesis, Meta-Analysis, and Outlook: Protecting Ice, Snow, People, Species, Habitats, and Global Temperatures for Good?
  • Falk Huettmann
  • Introduction: Why Three Poles and Why Protect Them?
  • Falk Huettmann
  • Part II.
  • Polar Overview
  • IPY 2007-2008: Where Threads of the Double Helix and Sputnik Intertwine
  • David J. Carlson
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 337 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9784431540069
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781942940
  • (OCoLC)ocn781942940

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