ISBN-10:
0471986658
ISBN-13:
9780471986652
Pub. Date:
08/16/2002
Publisher:
Wiley
Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans / Edition 1

Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans / Edition 1

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Overview

An up-to-date and authoritative one-volume reference offeringcomprehensive coverage of the biology, climatology, oceanography,geology, history and current legal, political and human aspects ofthe Antarctic continent and the surrounding ocean andislands.

* Edited by Dr Bernard Stonehouse - a research scientist, writerand editor with wide-ranging field experience of Antarctica and thesouthern oceans
* Entries from 25 eminent contributors, writing under the directionof six advisory editors, ensures an up-to-date and authoritativepresentation
* Comprehensive geographical coverage, including lands, coasts,major mountain ranges and individual features, all withco-ordinates and brief descriptions, and many in-text maps
* Includes study guides, offering 2-3000 words on key topics, whichenable the user to follow themes of interest systematically andthematically, with key words linking to the A-Z entries within theEncyclopedia
* Features an eight page, fold-out coloured map section of thecontinent showing major geographical features
* Offers wide cross-disciplinary coverage of Antarctic and southernoceans from politics and sovereignty to marine zoology
* Written in a simple, straightforward style
Provides essential reading for all researchers and academicsworking in climatology, oceanography, geology and biology, as wellas Polar researchers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471986652
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/16/2002
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

B. Stonehouse is the author of Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans, published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

List of Advisory Editors.

List of Contributors.

Introduction.

A Z Entries.

Appendix A: Agreed Measures for the Conservation of Antarctic Faunaand Flora.

Appendix B: Convention for the Conservation of AntarcticSeals.

Appendix C: Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic MarineLiving Resources.

Appendix D: Protocol on Environmental Protection to the AntarcticTreaty.

Appendix E: Text of the Antarctic Treaty.

Further reading.

Study Guide: Climate and Life.

Study Guide: Exploration.

Study Guide: Geography.

Study Guide: Geology and Glaciology.

Study Guide: Information Sources.

Study Guide: National Interests in Antarctica.

Study Guide: Protected Areas under the Antarctic Treaty.

Study Guide: Southern Oceans and Islands.

A Z Listing of Encyclopedia Entries.

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