Climate Change in the Polar Regions

Comprehensive, up-to-date account of polar climate change over the last one million years for researchers and advanced students in polar science.

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Author: John Turner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521850100

Category: Nature

Page: 434

View: 951

Comprehensive, up-to-date account of polar climate change over the last one million years for researchers and advanced students in polar science.

Survivor s Science at the Polar Regions

Describes the two polar regions, explains why people go to the polar regions, and shows what to do to survive in an emergency in a polar region.

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Author: Peter D. Riley

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 1410902285

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 269

Describes the two polar regions, explains why people go to the polar regions, and shows what to do to survive in an emergency in a polar region.

Polar Lands

Discover the world of science with this sensational series for knowledge-hungry readers. Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation for future learning.

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Author: Margaret Hynes

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 0753434199

Category: Animals

Page: 56

View: 575

Discover the world of science with this sensational series for knowledge-hungry readers. Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With age-appropriate language and eye-catching design, Discover Science gives young readers the answers to fundamental questions about subjects ranging from the human body and animals to planet Earth and the solar system.

Polar Regions

This series explores habitats around the world, looking at the plants and animals that live there, and the adaptations that help them to survive.

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Author: Melanie Waldron

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406240061

Category:

Page: 32

View: 694

This volume explores Polar habitats around the world, looking at the plants and animals that live there, and the adaptations that help them to survive. Food webs, maps, and photos help bring the topic to life.

Arctic and Antarctic

Animal life; technique of living; political and strategic considerations. New edition of the author's "Arctic and Antarctic : the technique of polar travel", Cambridge, 1939.

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Author: George Colin Lawder Bertram

Publisher: Cambridge : W. Heffer

ISBN: UCAL:$B556435

Category: Antarctica

Page: 123

View: 170

Animal life; technique of living; political and strategic considerations. New edition of the author's "Arctic and Antarctic : the technique of polar travel", Cambridge, 1939.

Geographical Information Management in Polar Regions

Geographical Information Management in Polar Regions: Mediation, Data Sharing and Interoperability, Volume 7, reflects on and critically evaluates the historical development of polar data management and information systems, with a ...

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Author: Peter L. Pulsifer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128094842

Category:

Page: 300

View: 163

Geographical Information Management in Polar Regions: Mediation, Data Sharing and Interoperability contributes to the development of an interoperable polar information system while improving the general understanding of design, implementation and community building. The book reflects on and critically evaluates the historical development of polar data management and information systems with a particular focus on activities under the recent International Polar Year (2007-2009) and beyond. This historical analysis provides a foundation for a proposed model that considers the complexity of the polar information domain. Geographical Information Management in Polar Regions: Mediation, Data Sharing and Interoperability presents a holistic model that combines many kinds of data, information and knowledge mediation under an integrated social-environmental-technical construct, supporting improved understanding and use of the Earth system as a whole. Presents an expert examination of the broad range of opportunities and challenges facing actors (i.e., scientists, governments, NGOs) involved in polar data management and research Features three data mediation case studies Strongly inclusive of the perspectives and practices of Indigenous people of the North, offering a new viewpoint on the importance of data sharing in the polar regions

Polar Regions

If you had the chance to explore the Polar Regions, what would you need to know? What would you pack? And who would you want to come with you? This book gives you the knowledge you need to plan your adventure!

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Author: Charlotte Guillain

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406268836

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 889

They're absolutely frigid and often dark. They're also impossibly beautiful and full of interesting life. If you had the chance to explore the Polar Regions, what would you need to know? What would you pack? And who would you want to come with you? This book gives you the knowledge you need to plan your adventure!

Satellite Remote Sensing of Polar Regions

Outlines the evolution of satellite-borne remote sensing of polar regions, evaluates satellites currently in operation, and considers future developments.

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Author: Robert Massom

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021990976

Category: Artificial satellites in remote sensing

Page: 307

View: 656

Outlines the evolution of satellite-borne remote sensing of polar regions, evaluates satellites currently in operation, and considers future developments.

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions is an authoritative guide to the Arctic and the Antarctic through an exploration of key areas of research in the physical and natural sciences and the social sciences and humanities.

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Author: Mark Nuttall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317549567

Category: Nature

Page: 530

View: 536

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions is an authoritative guide to the Arctic and the Antarctic through an exploration of key areas of research in the physical and natural sciences and the social sciences and humanities. It presents 38 new and original contributions from leading figures and voices in polar research, policy and practice, as well as work from emerging scholars. This handbook aims to approach and understand the Polar Regions as places that are at the forefront of global conversations about some of the most pressing contemporary issues and research questions of our age. The volume provides a discussion of the similarities and differences between the two regions to help deepen understanding and knowledge. Major themes and issues are integrated in the comprehensive introduction chapter by the editors, who are top researchers in their respective fields. The contributions show how polar researchers engage with contemporary debates and use interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to address new developments as well as map out exciting trajectories for future work in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The handbook provides an easy access to key items of scholarly literature and material otherwise inaccessible or scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books. A unique one-stop research resource for researchers and policymakers with an interest in the Arctic and Antarctic, it is also a comprehensive reference work for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

Tourism in the Polar Regions

The Significance of Polar Tourism During the past two centuries tourism has grown to become the single largest human presence in many Arctic regions . Visitors to the Arctic now greatly exceed their host population at many popular ...

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Author: John Snyder

Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint

ISBN: 928072813X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 55

View: 407

Dynamic natural events and human activities in the Polar Regions are having a significant combined impact on these fragile environments, as well as on communities in populated regions of the Arctic. This publication describes the key features of the Polar Region environment and assesses the multiple roles and impacts of tourism activities in both the Arctic and Antarctica. It proposes an agenda for sustainable tourism development, and outlines principles, guidelines and selected good practices to conserve these unique wilderness areas through the regulation and management of tourism.

Governing Marine Living Resources in the Polar Regions

Bringing together leading scholars from across a diverse range of disciplines, this unique book examines a key question: How can we best conserve marine living resources in the polar regions, where climate change effects and human ...

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Author: Nengye Liu

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788977432

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 490

Bringing together leading scholars from across a diverse range of disciplines, this unique book examines a key question: How can we best conserve marine living resources in the polar regions, where climate change effects and human activities are particularly pressing?

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions

Indeed, public interest in the Polar Regions has grown considerably during the last decade, but so has research activity in the Arctic and Antarctic, and it is often the results from such research that news stories cover.

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Author: Mark Nuttall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317549574

Category: Nature

Page: 530

View: 761

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions is an authoritative guide to the Arctic and the Antarctic through an exploration of key areas of research in the physical and natural sciences and the social sciences and humanities. It presents 38 new and original contributions from leading figures and voices in polar research, policy and practice, as well as work from emerging scholars. This handbook aims to approach and understand the Polar Regions as places that are at the forefront of global conversations about some of the most pressing contemporary issues and research questions of our age. The volume provides a discussion of the similarities and differences between the two regions to help deepen understanding and knowledge. Major themes and issues are integrated in the comprehensive introduction chapter by the editors, who are top researchers in their respective fields. The contributions show how polar researchers engage with contemporary debates and use interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to address new developments as well as map out exciting trajectories for future work in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The handbook provides an easy access to key items of scholarly literature and material otherwise inaccessible or scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books. A unique one-stop research resource for researchers and policymakers with an interest in the Arctic and Antarctic, it is also a comprehensive reference work for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

Animals of the Polar Regions

From penguins to seals to polar bears, discover some of the amazing animals that live around the frigid lands of the North and South Poles.

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Author: Kathryn Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: 1453095527

Category: North Pole

Page: 23

View: 991

From penguins to seals to polar bears, discover some of the amazing animals that live around the frigid lands of the North and South Poles.

Extreme Habitats

Enter an exciting world of extremes. The Extreme Habitats series focuses on four of Earth's most challenging environments. Readers can explore some of the most fascinating habitats on the planet.

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Author: Jim Pipe

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781427089168

Category: Nature

Page: 90

View: 358

Enter an exciting world of extremes. The Extreme Habitats series focuses on four of Earth's most challenging environments. Readers can explore some of the most fascinating habitats on the planet. Did you know that some animals live only in the coldest places on Earth? How would you survive if you had to live in a place that was permanently frozen? Polar Region Survival explains how to stay out of trouble in this extreme habitat.

Science Geopolitics and Culture in the Polar Region

This volume presents an image of Norden that stretches far beyond its conventional limits, covering a vast area in the North Atlantic and the Arctic Sea, as well as parts of Antarctica.

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Author: Sverker Sörlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317058922

Category: History

Page: 462

View: 555

Throughout the twentieth century, glaciologists and geophysicists from Denmark, Norway and Sweden made important scientific contributions across the Arctic and Antarctic. This research was of acute security and policy interest during the Cold War, as knowledge of the polar regions assumed military importance. But scientists also helped make the polar regions Nordic spaces in a cultural and political sense, with scientists from Norden punching far above their weight in terms of population, geographical size or economic activity. This volume presents an image of Norden that stretches far beyond its conventional limits, covering a vast area in the North Atlantic and the Arctic Sea, as well as parts of Antarctica. Rich in resources, scarce in population, but critically important in global and regional geopolitics, these spaces were contested by major powers such as Russia, the United States, Canada and, in the Antarctic, Argentina, Australia, South Africa and others. The empirical focus on Danish, Norwegian and Swedish influence in the polar regions during the twentieth century embraces a diverse array of themes, from the role of science in policy and diplomacy to the tensions between nationalism and internationalism, with clear relevance to the important role science plays in contemporary discussions about Nordic engagement with the polar regions.

Tourism and Change in Polar Regions

This timely volume provides a contemporary account of tourism and its impacts in polar regions.

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Author: C. Michael Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136971983

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 140

The world’s polar regions are attracting more interest than ever before. Once regarded as barren, inhospitable places where only explorers go, the north and south polar regions have been transformed into high profile tourism destinations, increasingly visited by cruise ships as well as becoming accessible with direct flights. Tourism is seen as one of the few economic opportunities in these regions but at the same time the polar regions are being opened up to tourism development they are being affected by a number of new factors that are interconnected to travel and tourism. Climate change, landscape and species loss, increasing interest in energy resources and minerals, social changes in indigenous societies, and a new polar geopolitics all bring into question the sustainability of polar regions and the place of tourism within them. This timely volume provides a contemporary account of tourism and its impacts in polar regions. It explores the development and prospects of polar tourism, as well as tourism’s impacts and associated change at high latitudes from environmental, economic, social and political perspectives. It draws on cutting edge research from both the Arctic and Antarctic to provide a comparative review and illustrate the real life issues arising from tourism’s role in these regions. Integrating theory and practice the book fully evaluates varying perspectives on polar tourism and proposes actions that could be taken by local and global management to achieve a sustainable future for polar regions and development of tourism. This complete and current account of polar tourism issues is written by an international team of leading researchers in this area and will have global appeal to higher level students, researchers, academics in Tourism, Environmental Studies, Arctic/Polar Studies and conservation enthusiasts alike.

Philosophies of Polar Law

Analysing the most important concepts and problems of the philosophy of polar law, this book focuses on the legal regimes relating to both the Arctic and Antarctic.

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Author: Dawid Bunikowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429865824

Category: Law

Page: 196

View: 564

Analysing the most important concepts and problems of the philosophy of polar law, this book focuses on the legal regimes relating to both the Arctic and Antarctic. The book addresses the most fundamental concepts and problems of polar law, looking beyond the apparent biophysical similarities and differences of the two polar regions, to tackle the distinctive legal problems relating to each polar region. It examines key legal–philosophical areas of the philosophy of law around legal interpretation; the role of nation states, reflected in concepts of territorial sovereignty – whether recognised or merely asserted, the exercise of jurisdiction, and the philosophical justifications for such claims; as well as indigenous rights, land rights, civil commons and issues of justice. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of polar law, land law, heritage law, international relations in the polar regions and the wider polar social sciences and humanities.