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The Biology of Polar Regions

D.N. Thomas, G.E. Fogg, P. Convey, C.H. Fritsen, J.-M. Gili, R. Gradinger, J. Laybourn-Parry, K. Reid, and D.W.H. Walton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

There is now an increased awareness of the importance of polar regions in the Earth system, as well as their vulnerability to anthropogenic derived change, including of course global climate change. ... More


Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Warwick F. Vincent and Johanna Laybourn-Parry (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213887
eISBN:
9780191707506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213887.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

Lakes, ponds, rivers and streams are prominent features of the Arctic landscape and are also common in many parts of Antarctica. These waters encompass a remarkable variety of conditions for aquatic ... More


High-latitude rivers and streams

Diane M. McKnight, Michael N. Gooseff, Warwick F. Vincent, and Bruce J. Peterson

in Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213887
eISBN:
9780191707506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213887.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

Flowing-water ecosystems occur in the desert oases around the margins of Antarctica, and are common throughout the Arctic. This chapter describes the limnological properties of Antarctic streams by ... More


Introduction to the polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter begins with a brief description of the physical characteristics of polar regions, specifically in the Arctic and Antarctic. It then discusses the energy balances of the polar regions, ... More


Periglacial and terrestrial habitats in polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the terrestrial ecosystems of the Arctic and Antarctic. It begins discussing some of their physical and chemical characteristics and then subsequent subsections detail the ... More


Inland waters in polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the great variety of inland waters in polar regions. Topics covered include Arctic lakes, Antarctic lakes, and streams and rivers. It is shown that the polar regions contain ... More


The Location of Whales in the Antarctic

Quentin R. Walsh

in The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Experience taught that heavy ice outside the Ross Sea indicated very few whales to be present in that body of water. Norwegian expeditions therefore did not force the pack but entered the Ross Sea ... More


Extending Ecocriticism: Crisis, Collaboration and Challenges in the Environmental Humanities

Peter Barry and William Welstead (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994396
eISBN:
9781526132260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This volume of essays explores the scope for a further extension of ecocriticism across the environmental humanities. Contributors, who include both established academics and early-career ... More


Southern by Degrees: Islands and Empires in the South Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the Subantarctic World

Isabel Hofmeyr

in The Global South Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277872
eISBN:
9780823280490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277872.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

From the perspective of Anglophone literature, the South Atlantic has been something of a blank—in colonial maritime fiction, a prefatory space leading up to the Cape of Storms or on the journey ... More


Managing Polar Policy through Public and Private Regulatory Standards: The Case of Tourism in the Antarctic

Michele Zebich-Knos

in Diplomacy on Ice: Energy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300205169
eISBN:
9780300210385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205169.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the role of Antarctic polar diplomacy in the management of tourist travel to the continent. It seeks to broaden understanding of how visits to Antarctica are managed by a global ... More


The Environment and Natural Resources

Dinah Shelton

in Commitment and Compliance: The Role of Non-binding Norms in the International Legal System

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270989
eISBN:
9780191707704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270989.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents case studies that demonstrate the importance of soft norms in moulding behaviour of states and non-state actors. The case studies cover the UN General Assembly ban on driftnet ... More


Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law: Problems of Definition and Valuation

Michael Bowman and Alan Boyle (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199255733
eISBN:
9780191698262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255733.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Comparative Law

This study considers the problems of defining and valuing ‘environmental damage’ from the perspective of international and comparative law. The need for a broad and systematic evaluation of this ... More


Frozen Empires: An Environmental History of the Antarctic Peninsula

Adrian Howkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190249144
eISBN:
9780190249175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249144.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, World Modern History

This book examines the environmental history of the Antarctic Peninsula region from the early twentieth century to the present. As the most politically contested part of the Antarctic continent, the ... More


A Cautionary Note: Great expeditions and the postwar world

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

World War II was won at a tremendous cost to the nation, and in its aftermath the very concept of Britain became subject to fundamental revisions. In terms of popular demand, signs of change had been ... More


Flensing and Cutting Blue and Fin Whales

Quentin R. Walsh

in The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter contains a brief explanation of how the whales met their end on the cutting deck and in the processing systems of the factory ship. Three appendices, that follow, include a chronology of ... More


The International Regulation of Patagonian Toothfish: CCAMLR and High Seas Fisheries Management

Richard Herr

in Governing High Seas Fisheries: The Interplay of Global and Regional Regimes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299493
eISBN:
9780191685729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299493.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources is a component of the broader Antarctic Treaty System that has been used in an effort to tackle the advent of a large ... More


Understanding nuclear-free zones

Ian Bellany

in Curbing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067969
eISBN:
9781781701324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067969.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the properties of an ideal nuclear-weapon-free zone and compares it with actual nuclear-free zones. An ideal nuclear-free zone's job of work is never done and there is always ... More


Diplomacy on Ice: Energy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic

Rebecca Pincus and Saleem H. Ali (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300205169
eISBN:
9780300210385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205169.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Climate change, economic pressures, and shifting geopolitical balances promise unprecedented challenges to the preservation of polar environments and the sustainability of Arctic communities. This ... More


Serving Captain Cook with Honor

Edward G. Gray

in The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110555
eISBN:
9780300137811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110555.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on John Ledyard's first journey with Captain Cook on Resolution. Having already been around the world with Captain Cook, the Resolution had proven itself ideally suited for ... More


The Overflowing Ocean

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Summarizes the causes of sea-level rise; primarily these are warming and expansion in the upper 2,000 meters of the ocean, and melting of the ice sheets. The ice sheets are the most difficult aspect ... More


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