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Antarctic Environments and Resources: A Geographic Perspective

Textbook

By: James D Hansom and John E Gordon

402 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Oct 1998 | #53481 | ISBN: 0582081270
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About this book

A new geography of Antarctica which examines the differing and sometimes conflicting interests in the conservation, economic potential and climatic significance of the great southern continent, the Southern Ocean and the subantarctic islands - against a background of the physical and natural systems of the region and their interactions.


Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Morphology, Geology and Climate of Antarctica; 3. The Terrestrial Environment; 4. The Southern Ocean; 5. Interaction and Changes in the Physical and Biological Systems of Antarctica; 6. The Human Dimension: Exploration, Exploitation, Politics and Science; 7. Environmental Impacts: Antarctic Resource Exploitation. 8. Environmental Impacts: Human Impacts on the Environment; 9. The Antarctic Treaty System: A Developing Framework for Environmental Management; 10. Conclusion: Challenges and Opportunities

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