Synopses & Reviews
The geology, ecology and biology of the continent for peace and science.
This comprehensive, fully illustrated and reader-friendly book honors the International Polar Year (2007-08) with a spectacular range of information on Antarctica and the Antarctic Islands, the world's harshest environment.
Antarctica features up-to-date material from an expert team of scientists, expeditioners and historians. Included are more than 600 photographs, illustrations and maps. Among the topics covered are: Prehistory of AntarcticaGeology and geographyFlora and faunaClimate and the nature of iceThe Antarctic ozone holeThe explorersCurrent scientific researchConservation issuesThe impact of global warmingThe Sub-Antarctic Islands.
Detailed information is found on current issues of land, law and treaties, shipping, resource exploitation, and tourism. Also included are the Antarctic Treaty, a gazetteer and a bibliography.
Front-page news reports cover the relative health of Antarctica. This authoritative book could not be timelier.
Well illustrated with 600 photos, illustrations and maps this book is a guide to Antarctica's environment, geography, wildlife, and history featuring up-to-date material from an expert team of scientists, expeditioners and historians.