Encyclopedia of the Antarctic: v. 1 & v. 2

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic: v. 1 & v. 2

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The Antarctic is unique, geographically, politically, and scientifically. It is the most remote, hostile, and dangerous continent, while at the same time it is the most pristine and least developed. Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a Treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations. The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic. No comparable book currently exists for this region. The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic discusses scientific activities and topics, but the 'human element' is also a significant part of the work, with entries on history, politics, legal issues, national research programs, scientific bases, historic huts, the United Nation's 'Question of Antarctica,' compliance with the Environmental Protocol, and tourism.show more

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  • Hardback | 1272 pages
  • 223.5 x 266.7 x 73.7mm | 3,515.38g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 26 black & white halftones, 83 black & white line drawings
  • 0415970245
  • 9780415970242
  • 1,657,979

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'The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic is a work of high academic distinction. It demands the rigorous attention of historians, scientists and environmentalists alike.' - Reference Reviews "The first authoritative reference point for the Antarctic and provides the reader with a comprehensive range of subjects all laid out clearly and with excellent cross-referencing." - Antarctic Scienceshow more

Table of contents

LIST OF ENTRIES BIRDS Albatross, Amsterdam Albatross, Black Browed Albatross, Grey-Headed Albatross, Light Mantled Sooty Albatross, Royal Albatross, Sooty Albatross, Wandering Albatross, Yellow-Nosed Albatrosses: Overview Antarctic Important Bird Area Inventory Birds: Diving Physiology Birds: Specially Protected Species Cormorants Gull, Kelp Introduced Species Penguin, Adelie Penguin, Chinstrap Penguin, Crested Penguin, Emperor Penguin, Gentoo Penguin, King Penguin, Macaroni Penguins: Overview Petrel, Antarctic Petrel, Cape Petrel, Northern Giant Petrel, Snow Petrel, Southern Giant Petrels: Pterodroma and Procellaria Prion, Antarctic Seabird Conservation Seabird Populations and Trends Seabirds at Sea Shearwaters, Short-Tailed and Sooty Sheathbills, Black-Faced and Pale-Faced Skuas, Chilean Skuas, South Polar Skuas, Subantarctic Skuas: Overview Southern Fulmar Storm Petrel, Wilson's Terns, Antarctic Terns, Arctic Terns, Kerguelen Terns: Overview Terrestrial Birds Conservation and human impact Accounts and Bibliographic Materials Adventurers, Modern Art, Antarctic Books, Antarctic Carbon Cycle Cartography and Charting Conservation Diseases, Wildlife Dry Valleys Fiction and Poetry Film Fisheries and Management Geopolitics of Antarctica Journals, Academic Music, Antarctic Philately Pollution Tourism Trophic Levels Glaciology Air Hydrates Air-Borne Ice Antarctic Peninsula, Glaciology Atmospheric Gas Concentrations From Air Bubbles CryoSat Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf Firn Compaction (Firnification) Glacial Geology Ice Ages Ice Chemistry Ice Sheet Mass Balance Ice Sheet Modeling Ice Sheet: Overview Ice Shelves Ice Streams and Glaciers Ice-Atmosphere Interaction and Near Surface Processes Ice-core Analysis and Dating Techniques Ice-Rock Interface ICESat Isotopes in Ice Lake Ellsworth Lake Vostok Lambert Glacier / Amery Ice Shelf Larsen Ice Shelf Mega-Dunes Pollution Levels, Detection Ross Ice Shelf Snow Biogenic Processes Snow Chemistry Snow Post-Depositional Processes Sub-Glacial Lakes Surface Energy Balance and Surface Mass Balance Surface Features Thwaites and Pine Island Glacier Basins Volcanic Events Marine Mammals Beaked Whales and Bottlenose Whales Blue Whale Crabeater Seal Diving--Marine Mammals Fin whale Fur Seal, Antarctic Fur Seal, Sub-Antarctic Humpback Whale International Whaling Commission (IWC) Killer Whale Leopard Seal Minke Whale Ross Seal Seals: Overview Sei Whale Southern Elephant Seal Southern Right Whale Weddell Seal Whales: Overview Solar-terrestrial physics and astronomy Astronomical Observations from Antarctica Astronomy, Infrared Aurora Auroral Substorm Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Cosmic Rays Geomagnetic Field Geospace, Observing from Antarctica Ionosphere Magnetic Storm Magnetosphere of Earth Magnetospheric Convection Neutrino Astronomy Plasmasphere Radio Noise Solar Wind Space Weather Submillimeter Astronomy Sun-Earth Interactions ULF Pulsations Technology and transport Aircraft Runways Archaeology, Historic Aviation Base Technology: Architecture and Design Base Technology: Building Services Clothing Communications Field Camps Health Care and Medicine Ice Roads/Pavements International Cooperation in Logistics Living in a Cold Climate Maritime Transport Operational Environmental Management Terrestrial Transport Atmosphere and Climate Atmospheric Boundary Layer Biological Microclimates Climate Climate Change Climate Modelling Climate Oscillations Clouds Earth System, Antarctica as part of Meteorological Observing Ozone and the Polar Strastophere Paleoclimatology Polar Mesosphere Precipitation Synoptic-Scale Weather Systems: Fronts and Jets Teleconnections Temperature Weather Forecasting Weather Systems, Polar Lows and Mesoscale Wind Geography Amsterdam Island (Ile Amsterdam) Antarctic Peninsula Antarctic: Definitions and Boundaries Auckland Islands Balleny Islands Bouvetoya Campbell Islands Crozet Islands (Iles Crozet) Deception Island Gough Island Heard and McDonald Islands Kerguelen Islands (Iles Kerguelen) King George Island Macquarie Island McDonald Islands Oases Peter I Oy Place-names Prince Edward Islands Ross Island South Georgia South Orkney Islands South Pole South Sandwich Islands South Shetland Islands Southern Ocean History, exploration, history of science Amundsen, Roald Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) Belgian Antarctic (Belgica) Expedition (1897-99) Bellingshausen, Fabian von Biscoe, John Borchgrevink, Carsten E. Bouvet de Lozier, Jean-Baptiste British Antarctic (Erebus and Terror) Expedition (1839-43) British Antarctic (Nimrod) expedition (1907-09) British Antarctic (Southern Cross) Expedition (1898-1900) British Antarctic (Terra Nova) expedition (1910-13) British Antarctic (Terra Nova) expedition, Northern Party British Graham Land Expedition (1934-37) British Imperial Expedition (1920-22) British National Antarctic (Discovery) Expedition (1901-04) British-Australia-New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) (1929-31) Bruce, William Speirs Byrd, Richard E. Challenger expedition (1872-76) Chanticleer expedition (1828-31) Charcot, Jean-Baptiste Christensen Antarctic Expeditions (1927-37) Christensen, Lars Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1955-58) Cook, James Dallman, Eduard David, T.W. Edgeworth Davis, John King De Gerlache de Gomery, Baron Adrien Debenham, Frank Diet (including scurvy) Discovery Investigations (1925-51) Dogs, Ponies, and Sledging in Expeditions Drygalski, Erich von Dumont d'Urville, Jules Sebastien Cesar Dundee Whaling Expedition (1892-93) Ellsworth, Lincoln Enderby, Messrs Exploration of the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic: History Falkland Islands and Dependencies: Aerial Survey Expeditions Filchner, Wilhelm Foyn, Svend French Antarctic (Pourquoi Pas?) expedition (1908-10) French Antarctic Expedition (1903-05) French Naval (Astrolabe and Zelee) Expedition (1837-40) Fuchs, Vivian Ernest German Antarctic (Deutschland) Expedition (1911-12) German Antarctic (Gauss) Expedition (1901-03) German Antarctic (Schwabenland) expedition (1938-39) Hanssen, Helmer Hillary, Edmund Hooker, Joseph Dalton Imperial Trans-Antarctic (Endurance) Expedition (1914-17) International Geophysical Year International Polar Years Japanese (Shirase) Antarctic Expedition (1910-12) Kerguelen-Tremarec, Yves-Joseph de Larsen, Carl Anton Law, Phillip Markham, Clements Marr, J.W.S. Mawson, Douglas Nansen, Fridtjof Neumayer, Georg von Nordenskjold, Nils Otto Gustaf Norwegian (Fram) Expedition (1910-12) Norwegian (Tonsberg) Whaling Expedition (1893-95) Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1949-52) Oates, Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Palmer, Nathaniel Brown Petermann, August Photography in the Antarctic Priestley, Raymond Riiser-Larsen, Hjalmar Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (1947-48) Ross Sea Party, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) Ross, James Clark Royal Geographical Society and Antarctic Exploration Royal Society and Antarctic Exploration and Science Russian Naval (Vostok and Mirnyy) Expedition (1819-21) Science: History of in Antarctic Scott, Robert Falcon Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902-04) Sealing, History of Shackleton, Ernest Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic (Quest) Expedition (1921-22) Shirase, Nobu Siple, Paul South Shetland Islands, Discovery of Swedish (Antarctic) Expedition (1901-03) Swedish (Antarctic) Expedition: Relief Expeditions United States (Byrd) Antarctic Expedition (1928-30) United States (Byrd) Antarctic Expedition (1933-35) United States (Byrd) Antarctic Expedition, 1939-1940 United States Exploring Expedition (1838-42) United States Navy Developments Projects (Operations Highjump and Windmill) Weddell, James Whaling, History of Wild, Frank Wilkes, Charles Wilkins, George Hubert Wilson, Edward Adrian Wisting, Oscar Women in the Antarctic Wordie, James Mann Worsley, Frank Arthur Oceanography Amundsen Sea: Oceanography Antarctic Divergence Bellingshausen Sea: Oceanography Bottom Water: Antarctic Circumpolar Current: Antarctic Circumpolar Deep Water Continental Shelves and Slopes East Antarctic Continental Margin, Oceanography of Eddies in the Southern Ocean Gases: Dissolved Oxygen, Nutrients, CO2 and Others Geochemical Water Mass Tracers Icebergs Intermediate Water Oceanography Research Platforms and Sampling Equipment Polar Front Polynyas, Leads in the Southern Ocean Ross Sea, Oceanography Scotia Sea, Bransfield and Drake Passage, Oceanography Southern Ocean Circulation, Modeling Southern Ocean: Bathymetry Southern Ocean: Biogeochemistry Southern Ocean: Climate Change and Variability Southern Ocean: Fronts and 'Frontal Zones' Southern Ocean: Regional Currents Southern Ocean: Sediments and Paleoceanography Southern Ocean: Vertical Structure Surface Water Thermohaline and Wind-Driven Circulations Tides and Waves Weddell Sea, Oceanography Weddell, Ross and Other Polar Gyres Sea Ice Marginal Ice Zone Pack Ice and Fast Ice Remote Sensing Sea Ice: Crystal Texture and Microstructure Sea Ice: Microbial Communities and Primary Production Sea Ice: Types and Formation Sea Ice: Weather and Climate Marine Biology Benthic Communities Biodiversity, Marine Copepods Deep Sea Deep Spider Crabs Echinoderms Fish: Overview Food Web, Marine Gigantism Growth Ice Disturbance and Colonisation Larvae Marine Biology: History and Evolution Marine Debris Marine Invasions Molluscs Pelagic Communities Phytoplankton Polar Frontal Zone Productivity and Biomass Reproduction Seaweeds Squid Toothfish Zooplankton and Krill Geology Antarctic Peninsula, Geology of Beacon Supergroup Bransfield Strait and South Shetland Islands, Geology of Coal, Oil, and Gas Drake Passage, Opening of East Antarctic Shield Ferrar Supergroup Fossils, Invertebrate Fossils, Plant Fossils, Vertebrate Geological Evolution and Structure of Antarctica Gondwana Islands of the Scotia Ridge, Geology of Marie Byrd Land, Geology of Marine Geology McMurdo Volcanic Group Meteorites Mineralization Mountains, Transantarctic: Geology Neotectonics Plate tectonics Rodinia Shackleton Range Sub-Antarctic Islands, Geology of Victoria Land, Geology of Volcanoes Weddell Sea Region, Plate Tectonic Evolution of West Antarctic Rift System Terrestrial biology and limnology Adaptation and Evolution Aerobiology Algae Algal Mats Anhydrobiosis Biodiversity, Terrestrial Biogeochemistry, Terrestrial Biogeography Bioindicators Climate Change Biology Cold Hardiness Colonization Cryoconite Communities Cryptoendolithic Communities Decomposition Desiccation Tolerance Dry Valleys, Biology of Ecosystem Functioning Ecotoxicology Exobiology Flowering Plants Food Web, Freshwater Fungi Gene Flow Heated Ground Insects Lichens Liverworts Microbiology Mosses Nematodes Oases, Biology of Parasitic Insects: Lice and Fleas Parasitic Insects: Mites and Ticks Polar Desert Protozoa Restoration: Sub-Antarctic Islands Rotifers Seasonality Soils Springtails Streams and Lakes Tardigrades Vegetation Research Programs/International Organizations, ATS Albatross and Petrels, Agreement for the Conservation of Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany Amundsen-Scott Station ANARE/ Australian Antarctic Division Antarctic Seals, Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Treaty System Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Russia Argentina: Antarctic Program Australia: Antarctic Program Belgium: Antarctic Program Brazil: Antarctic Program British Antarctic Survey Bulgaria: Antarctic Program Canada: Antarctic Program Chile: Antarctic Institute China: Antarctic Program Conservation of Antarctic Fauna and Flora: Agreed Measures Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities (CRAMRA) Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP) Finland: Antarctic Program France: Antarctic Program France: Institut Polaire Francais Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV) and Terres Australes et Antartiques Francaises (TAAF) Germany: Antarctic Program Global Ocean Monitoring Programs in the Southern Ocean Greenpeace India: Antarctic Program International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Italy: Antarctic Program Japan: Antarctic Program McMurdo Station National Antarctic Programs National Institute for Polar Research, Japan Netherlands: Antarctic Program New Zealand: Antarctic Program Norway: Antarctic Program Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, USA Pakistan, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Estonia: Antarctic Programs Poland: Antarctic Program Protected Areas within the Antarctic Treaty Area Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Russia: Antarctic Program Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Scott Polar Research Institute, UK South Africa: Antarctic Program South Korea: Antarctic Program Southern Ocean Coalition Spain: Antarctic Program Ukraine: Antarctic Program United Kingdom: Antarctic Program United Nations United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) United States: Antarctic Program Vostok Station World Climate Research Programme World Conservation Union (IUCN) World Meteorological Organizationshow more