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Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans

Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans

B. Stonehouse (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-98665-2

Aug 2002

404 pages

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

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

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List of Advisory Editors.

List of Contributors.


A Z Entries.

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

Appendix B: Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals.

Appendix C: Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.

Appendix D: Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty.

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 of exploration to glaciology, geology and biology..." (New Scientist, 12 October 2002)

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

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