Antarctica: Global Science from a Frozen Continent by David W. H. Walton

By David W. H. Walton

Antarctica is the coldest and driest continent in the world - a spot for event and a key sector for international technological know-how. learn carried out there has obtained expanding foreign awareness because of issues over destruction of the ozone layer and the matter of world warming and melting ice cabinets. This dramatically illustrated new e-book brings jointly a global crew of best Antarctic scientists to provide an explanation for why the Antarctic is so crucial to figuring out the background and strength destiny of our planet. It introduces the great thing about the world's maximum wasteland, its awesome attributes and the worldwide value of the overseas technological know-how performed there. Spanning themes from marine biology to area technological know-how this ebook is an obtainable evaluate for a person attracted to the Antarctic and its technology and governance. It offers a precious precis for these thinking about polar administration and is an concept for the following new release of Antarctic researchers.

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The discovery of these fossils on the now widely distributed Gondwana continents of South America, Africa, Australia and India provides important supporting evidence for the theory of continental drift and plate tectonics. Unfortunately, you will not find any descendants of the glossopterids alive today. They were wiped out by the end-Permian extinction event, the Earth’s most severe extinction event, with up to 96% of all marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species becoming extinct.

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Credit: Chris Drury) eyes of scientists at hidden elements – the land beneath the ice, or the diatoms in the sea – to expose the unrecognised beauty that lies out of sight. For others it has been the heritage from a century before, those Heroic Age huts and artefacts that remind us of brave men and an implacable land. Edward Wilson, the doctor on both of R. F. Scott’s expeditions, painted delicate and evocative watercolours reminiscent of the Victorians and these, together with Herbert Ponting’s remarkable photographs, have achieved an almost iconic status in the public mind.

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