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Antarctica and the Arctic Circle (2-Volume Set): A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions

Introduces natural phenomena and flora and fauna found at the North and South Pole regions
Discusses current concerns related to climate change and its impact on the polar regions
Furnishes students with an understanding of territorial claims and political issues surrounding the North and South Poles
Includes cross-references to enable readers to draw connections between topics
Offers further readings at the end of each entry as well as a Guide to Related Topics to stimulate student research

By: Andrew J Hund (Editor)

848 pages, 153 illustrations


Hardback | Oct 2014 | #221628 | ISBN-13: 9781610693929
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About this book

Global warming, a hot topic among scholars of geography and science, has led to increased interest in studying the earth's polar ice caps, which seem to be melting at an alarming rate. This accessible, two-volume encyclopedia lays a foundation for understanding global warming and other issues related to the North and South Poles. Approximately 350 alphabetically arranged, user-friendly entries treat key terms and topics, important expeditions, major figures, territorial disputes, and much more.

Readers will find information on the explorations of Cook, Scott, Amundsen, and Peary; articles on humpback whales, penguins, and polar bears; and explanations of natural phenomena like the Aurora Australis and the polar night. Expedition tourism is covered, as is climate change. Ideal for high school and undergraduate students studying geography, social studies, history, and earth science, the encyclopedia will provide a better understanding of these remote and unfamiliar lands and their place in today's world.

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Andrew Hund, MA, PhD, is assistant professor of sociology at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, the UAE. He holds a doctorate in medical sociology from Case Western Reserve University.

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