The Resource The biology of polar regions, David N. Thomas [and others]

The biology of polar regions, David N. Thomas [and others]

Label
The biology of polar regions
Title
The biology of polar regions
Statement of responsibility
David N. Thomas [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This new edition offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to polar ecology and has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout, providing expanded coverage of marine ecosystems and the impact of humans. It incorporates a detailed comparison of the Arctic and Antarctic systems, with a particular emphasis on the effects of climate change, and describes marine, freshwater, glacial, and terrestrial habitats. This breadth of coverage is unique in the polar biology literature. - Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.5.P6
LC item number
F64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH541.5.P6
NAL item number
F64 2008
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1919-2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thomas, David N.
  • Fogg, G. E.
Series statement
The biology of habitats series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecology
  • Natural history
  • Ecology
  • Natural history
  • Regiões polares
  • Biologia
  • Ecologia
  • Polar regions
Label
The biology of polar regions, David N. Thomas [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The biology of polar habitats / G.E. Fogg. 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [338]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the polar regions -- Introduction -- The energy balances of the polar regions -- Climate -- Thermohaline circulation -- El Niño Southern Oscillation -- Arctic and North Atlantic Oscillations -- Magnetic and electrical phenomena -- Stress, adaptation, and survival in polar regions -- Introduction -- Life at low temperatures -- Desiccation -- The effects of radiation -- Biological rhythms in the polar environment -- Periglacial and terrestrial habitats in polar regions -- Introduction -- Substrata -- Communities -- The physiological ecology of polar plants and invertebrates -- Specialized communities -- Comparison of Arctic and Antarctic terrestrial habitats and communities -- Glacial habitats in polar regions -- Introduction -- Life in the interior of polar ice sheets and glaciers -- Life at the margin -- The snow alga community -- Wider perspectives -- Inland waters in polar regions -- Introduction -- Arctic lakes -- Antarctic lakes -- Streams and rivers -- Conclusions -- Open oceans in polar regions -- Introduction -- Gradients in waters -- The plankton -- The physiological ecology of polar phytoplankton -- The zooplankton -- Squid -- Fish -- The polar marine pelagic systems -- Frozen oceans in polar regions -- Introduction -- The physical characteristics of sea ice -- The biology of sea ice -- The ice edge -- Polynyas -- The wider significance of sea ice biology -- Marine benthos in polar regions -- Introduction -- The littoral zone -- The shallow sublittoral zone -- The benthos of deep waters -- Benthos under ice shelves -- Seasonality and dynamics of benthic communities -- Comparisons and conclusions -- Birds and mammals in polar regions -- Introduction -- Seabirds -- Seals -- Whales -- Bears and foxes -- Climate change in polar regions -- Introduction -- Changes during geological time: the ice ages -- Biological responses to long-term changes -- Present-day global climate change and polar regions -- Human impact on polar regions -- The first invasions by humans -- The ecology of pre-industrial humans in the Arctic -- Sealing and whaling -- Hunting -- Fishing -- Pastoral and agriculture development -- Introduction of non-native organisms by humans -- Mineral and oil extraction -- Pollution -- Tourism -- Military uses of the polar regions -- Conservation -- Some conclusions
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780199298112
Lccn
2007047118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181862729
  • (OCoLC)ocn181862729
Label
The biology of polar regions, David N. Thomas [and others]
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The biology of polar habitats / G.E. Fogg. 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [338]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the polar regions -- Introduction -- The energy balances of the polar regions -- Climate -- Thermohaline circulation -- El Niño Southern Oscillation -- Arctic and North Atlantic Oscillations -- Magnetic and electrical phenomena -- Stress, adaptation, and survival in polar regions -- Introduction -- Life at low temperatures -- Desiccation -- The effects of radiation -- Biological rhythms in the polar environment -- Periglacial and terrestrial habitats in polar regions -- Introduction -- Substrata -- Communities -- The physiological ecology of polar plants and invertebrates -- Specialized communities -- Comparison of Arctic and Antarctic terrestrial habitats and communities -- Glacial habitats in polar regions -- Introduction -- Life in the interior of polar ice sheets and glaciers -- Life at the margin -- The snow alga community -- Wider perspectives -- Inland waters in polar regions -- Introduction -- Arctic lakes -- Antarctic lakes -- Streams and rivers -- Conclusions -- Open oceans in polar regions -- Introduction -- Gradients in waters -- The plankton -- The physiological ecology of polar phytoplankton -- The zooplankton -- Squid -- Fish -- The polar marine pelagic systems -- Frozen oceans in polar regions -- Introduction -- The physical characteristics of sea ice -- The biology of sea ice -- The ice edge -- Polynyas -- The wider significance of sea ice biology -- Marine benthos in polar regions -- Introduction -- The littoral zone -- The shallow sublittoral zone -- The benthos of deep waters -- Benthos under ice shelves -- Seasonality and dynamics of benthic communities -- Comparisons and conclusions -- Birds and mammals in polar regions -- Introduction -- Seabirds -- Seals -- Whales -- Bears and foxes -- Climate change in polar regions -- Introduction -- Changes during geological time: the ice ages -- Biological responses to long-term changes -- Present-day global climate change and polar regions -- Human impact on polar regions -- The first invasions by humans -- The ecology of pre-industrial humans in the Arctic -- Sealing and whaling -- Hunting -- Fishing -- Pastoral and agriculture development -- Introduction of non-native organisms by humans -- Mineral and oil extraction -- Pollution -- Tourism -- Military uses of the polar regions -- Conservation -- Some conclusions
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780199298112
Lccn
2007047118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181862729
  • (OCoLC)ocn181862729

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