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by Lynn Woodworth,Edmund Hillary,David McGonigal

Download Antarctica and the Arctic: The Complete Encyclopedia eBook
ISBN:
1552975452
Author:
Lynn Woodworth,Edmund Hillary,David McGonigal
Category:
Biological Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Firefly Books; Second Printing edition (September 1, 2001)
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608 pages
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David McGonigal (Author), Lynn Woodworth (Author), Edmund Hillary (Foreword) & 0 more

David McGonigal (Author), Lynn Woodworth (Author), Edmund Hillary (Foreword) & 0 more. This encyclopedia is a good companion to John Stewart's Antarctica: An Encyclopedia (McFarland, 1990), which, although it covers more geographical locations, does not have the depth of this book. But though it contains more recent material on the Arctic, this volume definitely cannot replace other encyclopedias on this region.

Antarctica and the Arctic: the complete encyclopedia David McGonigal and Lynn Woodworth (Willowdale, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2001). The Kimberley David McGonigal with foreword by Tim Fischer (Terrey Hills, . Australian Geographic, 2003). Wilderness Australia David McGonigal with photography by the author Robbi Newman and Gunter Schmida (Frenchs Forest, . The Australian Geographic book of the Kimberley David McGonigal (Terrey Hills, . Australian Geographic, 1990). Antarctica – The blue continent David McGonigal and Lynn Woodworth (Auckland, .

by David McGonigal and Dr. Lynn Woodworth; foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary. David McGonigal is an award-winning travel writer, photographer and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She has traveled extensively throughout both polar regons. Antarctica - The blue continent David McGonigal and Lynn Woodworth (Auckland, .

If you are not already under this area's spell, you will be after looking through this book.

Lynn Woodworth, David Mcgonigal. Introduction by. Sir Edmund Hillary. Place of Publication.

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by David McGonigal and Lynn Woodworth. This is a beautifully produced and wonderfully comprehensive book

by David McGonigal and Lynn Woodworth. This is a beautifully produced and wonderfully comprehensive book. If you want a book which concentrates on wildlife then look elsewhere (eg Antarctic Wildlife by H Shirihai) - better still get both as complementary to each other! The layout and structure is well conceived, the maps are clear, the photos are always good and often magnificent, the writing is aimed at intelligent readers, the index is good and above all the coverage is all-embracing within its subject.

Antarctica has not always been a place of ice and snow. Once part of the supercontinent of Gondwanaland, it is believed to have enjoyed a warmer climate in which plants and land animals thrived. However, nowadays less than one percent of the surface is ice free, and at bedrock level the ice can be up to a million or more years old. In comparison, the Arctic consists entirely of pack-ice which breaks into ice floes in summer and floats on the Arctic Ocean.

While the ice gives rise to spectacular scenery, both on land and sea, these regions also have an astonishing variety of wildlife. The two Poles have few common species (apart from some birds and whales) but many unique endemic ones - polar bears, walruses and puffins in the north, penguins and elephant seals in the south.

The content will cover the following topics, among others: Geography and geology Climate and weather Ice, icebergs, glaciers and land formations History and exploration Wildlife and flora - how unique life has evolved in a very harsh environment Polar science - the scientists who live and work in Antarctica, the research bases Icebreaker shipping and tourism Politics and treaties and the interested parties, including the 1988 Minerals Convention The people of the Arctic Conservation and the future (specific Polar issues, such as melting of the ice caps and ozone depletion).

Both regions have long been associated with tales of great heroism in their exploration, and here too there are common links. Roald Amundsen was first to the South Pole and died in a rescue in the north (at that time his ship, the Fram, had been furthest south and furthest north). Frederic Cook, who lodged a false claim to being first to the North Pole, was the first to winter over in Antarctica, as part of a Belgian expedition. Nowadays, tourists can visit in cruise ships and see the almost impossible task the explorers set themselves.

Both areas are of concern ecologically. For several years there has been a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica; one is now opening over the Arctic Circle. Ecologists watch both Antarctica and the Arctic for any signs of change that may have implications for the planet as a whole. They join scientists from all over the world conducting research in these unique conditions.

With interesting and authoritative text written by a team of international experts, accompanied by over a thousand superb photographs, this book will fascinate all with an interest in the Poles and their wildlife.