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Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans

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Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans

B. Stonehouse (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-98665-2 August 2002 404 Pages

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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

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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.
"...this comprehensive tome spans subjects from the history ofexploration to glaciology, geology and biology..." (New Scientist,12 October 2002)

"...inquestionably a volume of good authority, accuracy anddocumentation and is a refence book that will be widely used inlibraries and research institutions..." (Antarctic Science, Vol.15,No.1, 2003)

"...full of useful information...an atlas, gazetteer,dictionary, and encyclopedia all rolled into one..." (PolarRecord, Vol.40 2004)