This thought-provoking and ambitious volume surveys the causes and extent of environmental contamination in Antarctica, and looks critically at future prospects. It highlights the key role that modern techniques of analytical chemistry play in achieving reliable empirical data in this field and their impact on shaping legal provisions. Written by prominent scientists and experts in Antarctic sciences, this work gives an overview of the studies undertaken by countries to assess the impact of pollution phenomena on the uniquely clean environment of Antarctica. Empirical studies and regulatory issues are evaluated in context with the goal of providing a model approach to more polluted areas of the world.
M.C. Kennicutt II ...The book will be a useful reference for those tasked with implementing monitoring programs in Antarctic environment and is a must for everyone with an interest in this area. The authors must be complimented on undertaking such a task, and as a result, the reader has been awarded with a very good reference book. Antarctic Science ...this work should be consulted by all those involved in monitoring our environment. The stimulating text is supported by a wealth of reference material, complemented by extensive bibliographies (not alphabetic), author and subject indexes. ...recommend it to your library. The Naturalist A. Covaci ...the book aims to contribute to the public understanding of pollution in the Antarctic environment and is a must for everone with an interest in this area. The authors must be complimented on undertaking such a task, and as a result, the reader has been awarded with a very good reference book. The Analyst
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