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Antarctica Book by ,

Antarctica Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2010-07-21
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN Code: 0307571858

Summary: The award-winning author of the Mars trilogy takes readers to the last pure wilderness on Earth in this powerful and majestic novel. “Antarctica may well be the best novel of the best ecological novelist around.”—Locus It is a stark and inhospitable place, where the landscape itself poses a challenge to survival, yet its strange, silent beauty has long fascinated scientists and adventurers. Now Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty which protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica’s resources to be plundered, its eerie beauty to be savaged. As politicians wrangle over its fate, major corporations begin probing for its hidden riches. Adventurers come, as they have for more than a century, seeking the wild, untamed land even as they endanger it with their ever-growing numbers. And radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land from those who would destroy it for profit. All who come here have their own agenda, and all will fight to ensure their vision of the future for the remote and awe-inspiring world at the South Pole. Praise for Antarctica “Forbidding yet fascinating, like the continent it describes . . . echoes Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air.”—People “[Antarctica] should be included in any short-list of books about the frozen continent.... Compelling characters...a rich and dense story...Robinson has succeeded not only in drawing human characters but also in bringing Antarctica to life. Whatever happens in the outer world, Antarctica—both the book and the continent—will become part of the reader's interior landscape.”—The Washington Post Book World “The epic of Antarctica. This is the James A. Michener novel of the South Pole. If the meaty one-word title didn’t give it away, the writing would. The whole human history of the continent is here.”—Interzone “Antarctica will take your breath away.”—Associated Press “A gripping tale of adventure on the ice.”—Publishers Weekly “Passionate, informed...vastly entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews “Robinson writes about geography and geology with the intensity and unhurried attention to detail of a John McPhee.”—The New York Times Book Review

Past Antarctica Book by Marc Oliva,Jesus Ruiz Fernandez

Past Antarctica Book
  • Author : Marc Oliva,Jesus Ruiz Fernandez
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-04
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN Code: 0128179260

Summary: 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

The Emerging Politics of Antarctica Book by Anne- Marie Brady

The Emerging Politics of Antarctica Book
  • Author : Anne- Marie Brady
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN Code: 1135136947

Summary: This book examines the post-Cold War challenges facing Antarctic governance. It seeks to understand the interests of new players in Antarctic affairs such as China, India, Korea and Malaysia, and how other key players such as Russia and the USA or claimant states such as New Zealand or France are coping in the new global order. Antarctica is the world's fifth largest continent and its territories are claimed by seven different states. Since 1961 Antarctica has been managed under the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), a regime which, according to its critics, by the terms of its membership effectively excludes most of the nations of the world. This book examines the post-Cold War challenges facing Antarctic governance, and is organized thematically into three sections: Part 1 considers the role of Antarctic politics in the current post-Cold War, post-colonial era and the impact this new political environment is having on the ATS. Part 2 looks at the competing foreign policy objectives of a representative range of countries with Antarctic activities. Part 3 examines issues that have the potential to destabilise the order of the Antarctic Treaty System, such as unrestricted tourism and new advances in science and technology. The Emerging Politics of Antarctica will be of interest to students and scholars of international politics, polar studies and foreign policy studies.

Anthropocene Antarctica Book by Elizabeth Leane,Jeffrey McGee

Anthropocene Antarctica Book
  • Author : Elizabeth Leane,Jeffrey McGee
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-12
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN Code: 0429770758

Summary: Anthropocene Antarctica offers new ways of thinking about the ‘Continent for Science and Peace’ in a time of planetary environmental change. In the Anthropocene, Antarctica has become central to the Earth’s future. Ice cores taken from its interior reveal the deep environmental history of the planet and warming ocean currents are ominously destabilising the glaciers around its edges, presaging sea-level rise in decades and centuries to come. At the same time, proliferating research stations and tourist numbers challenge stereotypes of the continent as the ‘last wilderness.’ The Anthropocene brings Antarctica nearer in thought, entangled with our everyday actions. If the Anthropocene signals the end of the idea of Nature as separate from humans, then the Antarctic, long considered the material embodiment of this idea, faces a radical reframing. Understanding the southern polar region in the twenty-first century requires contributions across the disciplinary spectrum. This collection paves the way for researchers in the Environmental Humanities, Law and Social Sciences to engage critically with the Antarctic, fostering a community of scholars who can act with natural scientists to address the globally significant environmental issues that face this vitally important part of the planet.

The Ice Book by Stephen J. Pyne

The Ice Book
  • Author : Stephen J. Pyne
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-01
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN Code: 0295805234

Summary: �The Ice is a compilation of more about ice than you knew you wanted to know, yet sheer compelling significance holds attention page by page. . . . Pyne conveys a view of Antarctica that interweaves physical science with humanistic inquiry and perception. His audacity as well as his presentation warrant admiration, for the implications of The Ice are vast.��New York Times Book Review

Swimming to Antarctica Book by Lynne Cox

Swimming to Antarctica Book
  • Author : Lynne Cox
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2009-09-09
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0307547876

Summary: • At age fourteen, she swam twenty-six miles from Catalina Island to the California mainland. • At ages fifteen and sixteen, she broke the men’s and women’s world records for swimming the English Channel—a thirty-three-mile crossing in nine hours, thirty-six minutes. • At eighteen, she swam the twenty-mile Cook Strait between North and South Islands of New Zealand, was caught on a massive swell, found herself after five hours farther from the finish than when she started, and still completed the swim. • She was the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, the most treacherous three-mile stretch of water in the world. • The first to swim the Bering Strait—the channel that forms the boundary line between the United States and Russia—from Alaska to Siberia, thereby opening the U.S.-Soviet border for the first time in forty-eight years, swimming in thirty-eight-degree water in four-foot waves without a shark cage, wet suit, or lanolin grease. • The first to swim the Cape of Good Hope (a shark emerged from the kelp, its jaws wide open, and was shot as it headed straight for her). In this extraordinary book, the world’s most extraordinary distance swimmer writes about her emotional and spiritual need to swim and about the almost mystical act of swimming itself. Lynne Cox trained hard from age nine, working with an Olympic coach, swimming five to twelve miles each day in the Pacific. At age eleven, she swam even when hail made the water “like cold tapioca pudding” and was told she would one day swim the English Channel. Four years later—not yet out of high school—she broke the men’s and women’s world records for the Channel swim. In 1987, she swam the Bering Strait from America to the Soviet Union—a feat that, according to Gorbachev, helped diminish tensions between Russia and the United States. Lynne Cox’s relationship with the water is almost mystical: she describes swimming as flying, and remembers swimming at night through flocks of flying fish the size of mockingbirds, remembers being escorted by a pod of dolphins that came to her off New Zealand. She has a photographic memory of her swims. She tells us how she conceived of, planned, and trained for each, and re-creates for us the experience of swimming (almost) unswimmable bodies of water, including her most recent astonishing one-mile swim to Antarctica in thirty-two-degree water without a wet suit. She tells us how, through training and by taking advantage of her naturally plump physique, she is able to create more heat in the water than she loses. Lynne Cox has swum the Mediterranean, the three-mile Strait of Messina, under the ancient bridges of Kunning Lake, below the old summer palace of the emperor of China in Beijing. Breaking records no longer interests her. She writes about the ways in which these swims instead became vehicles for personal goals, how she sees herself as the lone swimmer among the waves, pitting her courage against the odds, drawn to dangerous places and treacherous waters that, since ancient times, have challenged sailors in ships.

Antarctica and the Humanities Book by Roberts Peder,Lize-Marié van der Watt,Adrian Howkins

Antarctica and the Humanities Book
  • Author : Roberts Peder,Lize-Marié van der Watt,Adrian Howkins
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-31
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN Code: 1137545755

Summary: The continent for science is also a continent for the humanities. Despite having no indigenous human population, Antarctica has been imagined in powerful, innovative, and sometimes disturbing ways that reflect politics and culture much further north. Antarctica has become an important source of data for natural scientists working to understand global climate change. As this book shows, the tools of literary studies, history, archaeology, and more, can likewise produce important insights into the nature of the modern world and humanity more broadly.

Antarctica: Location Gr. 5-8 Book by Irene Evagelelis and David McAleese

Antarctica: Location Gr. 5-8 Book
  • Author : Irene Evagelelis and David McAleese
  • Publisher : Classroom Complete Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Category: ,
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN Code: 0228300398

Summary: **This is the chapter slice "Location Gr. 5-8" from the full lesson plan "Antarctica"** Go on an exhibition to the South Pole as you explore the harsh climate of Antarctica. Study the ice, atmosphere, magnetic field, and greenhouse effect over this vast continent. Draw the locations of research stations inhabiting Antarctica. Understand how Antarctica's temperatures can result in surface ice two miles thick. Become a scientist and research the atmosphere above Antarctica. Find ways in which scientists move around Antarctica without roads or highways. Compare Antarctica's active volcano, Mt. Erebus, with others found around the world, like Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Vesuvius. View the continent as seen from Earth with a globe view map. Aligned to your State Standards and the Five Themes of Geography, additional maps, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.

Where Is Antarctica? Book by Sarah Fabiny,Who HQ

Where Is Antarctica? Book
  • Author : Sarah Fabiny,Who HQ
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 1524787612

Summary: Explore Antarctica--the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth--in this adventure-filled title in the Who HQ series. Antarctica, the earth's southernmost continent, was virtually untouched by humans until the nineteenth century. Many famous explorers journeyed (and often died) there in the hope of discovering a land that always seemed out of reach. This book introduces readers to this desert--yes, desert!--continent that holds about 90 percent of the world's ice; showcases some of the 200 species that call Antarctica home, including the emperor penguin; and discusses environmental dangers to the continent, underscoring how what happens to Antarctica affects the entire world.

From Antarctica to Outer Space Book by Albert A. Harrison,Yvonne A. Clearwater,Christopher P. McKay

From Antarctica to Outer Space Book
  • Author : Albert A. Harrison,Yvonne A. Clearwater,Christopher P. McKay
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN Code: 1461230128

Summary: From Antarctica to Outer Space: Life in Isolation and Confinement aims to revitalize and encourage behavioral research in spaceflight as well as in polar and comparable settings. It comprises a broad collection of papers that evolved from presentations at a three day conference entitled The Human Experience in Antarctica: Applications to Life in Space (The Sunnyvale Conference). This conference was co-sponsored by the Division of Polar Programs of the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and held in 1987. The book provides, through firsthand accounts and research reviews, an introduction to the human facet in isolated and confined environments such as Antarctica, outer space, submarines, and remote national parks. The book discusses some of the theoretical issues underlying research on isolated and confined people, thus demonstrating the applicability of certain general theories of behavior. It also focuses on basic psychological and social responses to isolation and confinement. Studies whose primary purpose is to explore the effects of selection, training, and environmental design on human behavior and mission outcomes are discussed.

Empire Antarctica Book by Gavin Francis

Empire Antarctica Book
  • Author : Gavin Francis
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2013-09-16
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1619022591

Summary: Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the basecamp doctor at Halley, a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica. So remote, it is said to be easier to evacuate a casualty from the International Space Station than it is to bring someone out of Halley in winter. Antarctica offered a year of unparalleled silence and solitude, with few distractions and a very little human history, but also a rare opportunity to live among emperor penguins, the only species truly at home in he Antarctic. Following Penguins throughout the year –– from a summer of perpetual sunshine to months of winter darkness –– Gavin Francis explores the world of great beauty conjured from the simplest of elements, the hardship of living at 50 c below zero and the unexpected comfort that the penguin community bring. Empire Antarctica is the story of one man and his fascination with the world's loneliest continent, as well as the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him. Combining an evocative narrative with a sublime sensitivity to the natural world, this is travel writing at its very best

Antarctica Book by Katie Coakley,Amanda Lynnes,Mikołaj Golachowski

Antarctica Book
  • Author : Katie Coakley,Amanda Lynnes,Mikołaj Golachowski
  • Publisher : Horizon Guides
  • Release Date : 2019-07-26
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN Code:


Horizon Guides’ Antarctica is your one-stop guide for researching a trip to the vast, frozen wilderness of the White Continent.

This guide provides the inspiration and practical information you need to begin planning a cruise to Antarctica.

We look at how to choose, book and prepare for a cruise to Antarctica, look at the types of wildlife you’ll encounter and discuss the impact of climate change.

In this guide:

  • In-depth travel planning guide to cruises to Antarctica
  • First-hand travel experiences from visitors, explorers and academics
  • Route maps highlighting potential itineraries
  • Guidance on when to visit and what to experience

Our Antarctica guide is designed to help travellers learn more about the White Continent and decide what sort of trip they’d like to have. Get inspired by our first-hand experiences and get planning with our in-depth guides.

Antarctica Book by David Day

Antarctica Book
  • Author : David Day
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-03
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 0190641339

Summary: In this addition to the What Everyone Needs to Know® series, David Day examines the most forbidding and formidably inaccessible continent on Earth. For over a century following its discovery by European explorers in 1820, Antarctica played host to competing claims by rival nations vying for access to the frozen land's vast marine resources -- namely the skins and oils of seals and whales. Though the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 was meant to end this contention, countries have found other means of extending control over the land, with scientific bases establishing at least symbolic claims. Exploration and drilling by the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, and others has led to discoveries about the world's climate in centuries past -- and in the process intimations of its alarming future. Delving into all the relevant issues -- the history of the continent, its wildlife, underwater mountain ranges, arguments over governance, and the continent's effect on global climate change -- Day's work sheds new light on a territory that, despite being the coldest, driest, and windiest continent in the world, will continue to be the object of intense speculation and competition. With new evidence that Antarctica's ice is melting three times faster than it was a decade ago, the need to understand the world's southernmost region has never been more pressing.

Antarctica Book by U.S. Geological Survey,National Research Council,Polar Research Board

Antarctica Book
  • Author : U.S. Geological Survey,National Research Council,Polar Research Board
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-18
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN Code: 9780309178099

Summary: Antarctica is the center from which all surrounding continental bodies separated millions of years ago. Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World, reinforces the importance of continual changes in the country's history and the impact of these changes on global systems. The book also places emphasis on deciphering the climate records in ice cores, geologic cores, rock outcrops and those inferred from climate models. New technologies for the coming decades of geoscience data collection are also highlighted. Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World is a collection of papers that were presented by keynote speakers at the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. It is of interest to policy makers, researchers and scientific institutions.

Antarctica Book by Reese Everett

Antarctica Book
  • Author : Reese Everett
  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-01-25
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 1731603614

Summary: Did you know that Antarctica is considered the world's largest desert? It is the coldest and windiest place on Earth and has no permanent residents. Learn about the people who first explored this continent and the research that is now done there. Includes a glossary, websites, and fast facts.

Here Is Antarctica Book by Madeleine Dunphy

Here Is Antarctica Book
  • Author : Madeleine Dunphy
  • Publisher : Web of Life Children\'s Book
  • Release Date : 2012-10-24
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 0988330202

Summary: Penguins, whales, seals, fish, and many other animals are all part of Antarctica’s food web. In this striking picture book, Madeleine Dunphy uses a cumulative approach, combining lyrical verse with repetition to reveal the region's interdependency of life. Tom Leonard's gorgeous illustrations, from the flash of orange on a penguin's beak to iridescent icebergs jutting from the sea, capture a wondrous miracle — the circle of life. Here Is Antarctica educates as it entertains, inspiring children to explore this fascinating ecosystem page by page.

Antarctica as Cultural Critique Book by E. Glasberg

Antarctica as Cultural Critique Book
  • Author : E. Glasberg
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-10-29
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN Code: 1137014431

Summary: Arguing that Antarctica is the most mediated place on earth and thus an ideal location for testing the limits of bio-political management of population and place, this book remaps national and postcolonial methods and offers a new look on a 'forgotten' continent now the focus of ecological concern.

Mapping Antarctica Book by Robert Clancy,John Manning,Henk Brolsma

Mapping Antarctica Book
  • Author : Robert Clancy,John Manning,Henk Brolsma
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-12-02
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN Code: 9400743211

Summary: Everyone likes maps and maps are always used to illustrate the many books on the Antarctic. Here the focus is reversed with contemporary maps telling the story – one that should be attractive to the widest audience as it is a unique approach complimenting what has gone before and providing something different for all interested in Antarctica.

Antarctica Book by Gabrielle Walker

Antarctica Book
  • Author : Gabrielle Walker
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN Code: 0547536976

Summary: The acclaimed science writer presents a wide-ranging exploration of Antarctica’s history, nature, and global significance in this “rollicking good read” (Kirkus). From the early expeditions of Ernest Shackleton to David Attenborough’s documentary series Frozen Planet, the continent of Antarctica has captured the world’s imagination. After the Antarctic Treaty of 1961, decades of scientific research revealed the true extent of its many mysteries. Now former Nature magazine staff writer Gabrielle Walker tells the full story of Antarctica—from its fascinating history to its uncertain future and the international teams of researchers who brave its forbidding climate. Drawing on her broad travels across the continent, Walker weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into a multifaceted narrative, illuminating what it really feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people. She chronicles cutting-edge science experiments, visits to the South Pole, and unsettling portents about our future in an age of global warming. “We are all anxious Antarctic watchers now, and Walker's book is the essential primer.”—The Guardian, UK