Antarctica

Author: David Day
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199861455
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Explains the history of Antarctica, focusing on the explorers and sailors drawn to the continent, the scientific investigations that have taken place there, and the geopolitical implications of the landmass.

Antarctica

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307571854
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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

Dumont Reiseabenteuer Empire Antarctica

Author: Gavin Francis
Publisher: Dumont Reiseverlag
ISBN: 3770199448
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Ein Jahr auf Außenposten am Ende der Welt Für Gavin Francis erfüllt sich ein Lebenstraum, als er die Arztstelle in Halley, dem Basislager einer britischen Forschungssation in Antarktika, bekommt. Halley liegt völlig abgeschieden an der antarktischen Caird Coast und weit von allen bewohnten Kontinenten entfernt. An diesem äußersten Ende der Welt erlebt Francis im Kreis eines kleinen Forscher- und Technikerteams das ewige Schweigen der Eismassen und eine tiefe Einsamkeit - ohne Zerstreuung, ohne Abwechslung, ohne Spuren menschlicher Geschichte. Von konstant taghellen Sommertagen über den dreieinhalbmonatigen antarktischen Winter, in dem nur die Sterne ein schwaches Licht in das Dunkel tupfen, führt er den Leser durch ein antarktisches Jahr. Er erlebt die physischen und mentalen Belastungen bei Temperaturen von minus 50 Grad Celsius, die Stimmungen eines Lebens im Eis und in einer weißen Landschaft, in der die Legenden und Mythen von Polarforschern wie Shackleton, Scott, Amundson oder Admiral Byrd weiterleben. Auf seinem Außenposten im Eis verschaffen Gavin die Kaiserpinguine überraschenden Trost. »Empire Antarctica« ist eine bewegende Erzählung über die Dienstzeit eines Arztes auf dem einsamsten Kontinent unseres Planeten. Über den Autor: Gavin Francis, geboren 1975, wuchs in der schottischen Grafschaft Fife auf und studierte Medizin in Edinburgh. Nach dem Studium war er zehn Jahre unterwegs, er arbeitete in Afrika und Indien und erkundete alle Kontinente, teils auf ausgedehnten Motorradreisen. Nach mehreren Expeditionen in die Arktis erschien 2008 sein erstes Werk "True North - Travels in Arctic Europe". Geschichte, Geografie und Reisen faszinieren den Arzt, der sich durch seine ungewöhnlichen Bücher schnell einen Namen als Reiseschriftsteller machte. Dieses E-Book basiert auf folgender Printausgabe: 1. Auflage 2013

Antarctica My Destiny

Author: Finn Ronne
Publisher: Hastings House Book Publishers
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Autobiography recording almost 50 years of adventure in the Antarctic.

Antarctica

Author: Gabrielle Walker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547536976
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Antarctica is the most alien place on the planet, the only part of the earth where humans could never survive unaided. Out of our fascination with it have come many books, most of which focus on only one aspect of its unique strangeness. None has managed to capture the whole story—until now. Drawing on her broad travels across the continent, in Antarctica Gabrielle Walker weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into an intricate tapestry, illuminating what it really feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people. With her we witness cutting-edge science experiments, visit the South Pole, lodge with American, Italian, and French researchers, drive snowdozers, drill ice cores, and listen for the message Antarctica is sending us about our future in an age of global warming. This is a thrilling trip to the farthest reaches of earth by one of the best science writers working today.

Antarctica

Author: Katie Bagley
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736814157
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Discusses the continent of Antarctica, including its landforms, regions, ice shelves, plant and animal life, and the scientists who perform research there.

Antarctica

Author: John Stewart
Publisher: McFarland & Company
ISBN:
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Antarctica

Author: iMinds
Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd
ISBN: 1921761520
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Learn about the history and geography of Antarctica with iMindsJNR learning series for younger minds. Antarctica is the fifth biggest continent on Earth. It is also the coldest. The sun shines for only half of the year and stays under the horizon for the other half. Early explorers of Antarctica described it as a mysterious, lonely place. But they also described it as a desert. And a desert it is! For it receives only 50 millimetres of rain and snow per year. That is less precipitation than the Sahara Desert! So, believe it or not, Antarctica is also the driest continent on Earth. Perfect to engage, entertain and broaden young thinkers.. iMindsJNR brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden young minds. iMindsJNR offers 6 main categories for ages 7-14years including General Knowledge, Geography & Nature, Famous People, Science & Maths, The Arts and History. Clear, concise and engaging, open young minds to a love of learning.

International Law For Antarctica

Author: Francesco Francioni
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041103642
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The volume is the result of an on-going research project on the Antarctic regime being carried out in various Italian universities and open to the participation of scholars and experts from different countries. Two concomitant factors led to the undertaking of the project: the increasing interest aroused by Antarctica in the scientific community, and the dynamic evolution of the Antarctic question in international law and politics. The result is something different from simply a second edition of a previous book, as it was clear that certain topics required entirely new treatment, especially environmental protection, liability, and institutional development. The editors tried to carefully co-ordinate the 21 individual contributions so as to properly cover the whole range of topics while at the same time preserving the pluralistic character of the book.