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The Resource Antarctica : what everyone needs to know, David Day

Antarctica : what everyone needs to know, David Day

Label
Antarctica : what everyone needs to know
Title
Antarctica
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
David Day
Title variation
Antarctica
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this addition to the What Everyone Needs to Know® series, David Day examines the most forbidding and formidably inaccessible continent on Earth. For over a century following its discovery by European explorers in 1820, Antarctica played host to competing claims by rival nations vying for access to the frozen land's vast marine resources -- namely the skins and oils of seals and whales. Though the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 was meant to end this contention, countries have found other means of extending control over the land, with scientific bases establishing at least symbolic claims. Exploration and drilling by the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, and others has led to discoveries about the world's climate in centuries past -- and in the process intimations of its alarming future. Delving into all the relevant issues -- the history of the continent, its wildlife, underwater mountain ranges, arguments over governance, and the continent's effect on global climate change -- Day's work sheds new light on a territory that, despite being the coldest, driest, and windiest continent in the world, will continue to be the object of intense speculation and competition. With new evidence that Antarctica's ice is melting three times faster than it was a decade ago, the need to understand the world's southernmost region has never been more pressing
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Day, David
Dewey number
919.89
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G870
LC item number
.D295 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Antarctica
Label
Antarctica : what everyone needs to know, David Day
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First Contact -- The Race for Antarctica in the Twentieth Century -- Imperial Rivalry -- War on the Ice -- Science and Discovery -- Commercial Activity in Pstwar Antarctica -- The Antarctic Treaty of 1959 -- Global Warming -- The Future of Antarctica
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 196 pages
Isbn
9780190641313
Lccn
2019004677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • on1050133602
  • (OCoLC)1050133602
Label
Antarctica : what everyone needs to know, David Day
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First Contact -- The Race for Antarctica in the Twentieth Century -- Imperial Rivalry -- War on the Ice -- Science and Discovery -- Commercial Activity in Pstwar Antarctica -- The Antarctic Treaty of 1959 -- Global Warming -- The Future of Antarctica
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 196 pages
Isbn
9780190641313
Lccn
2019004677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • on1050133602
  • (OCoLC)1050133602

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