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Eliminating Chlorofluorocarbons: Science, Assessment, and Responses, 1986–1988

Edward A. Parson

in Protecting the Ozone Layer: Science and Strategy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155495
eISBN:
9780199833955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155491.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Examines major changes in scientific understanding that followed the adoption of the Montreal Protocol in 1987 and the completion of the period of initial formation of the ozone protection regime. ... More


The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169547
eISBN:
9780231537957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169547.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought ... More


Global Commons: Can They Be Managed?

A. L. Hollick and R. N. Cooper

in The Economics of Transnational Commons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292203
eISBN:
9780191684883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292203.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter discusses the global commons and attempts to answer the question of their manageability. The chapter states that the term resource implies either realized or potential scarcity which ... More


Southern outreach: New Zealand claims Antarctica from the ‘heroic era’ to the twenty-first century

Katie Pickles

in New Zealand'S Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719091537
eISBN:
9781526104120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091537.003.0013
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter considers New Zealand’s strong connection to, and evolving relationship with, Antarctica. New Zealand staked a claim to the Ross Dependency in 1923; in 1958 Sir Edmund Hillary completed ... More


Granite Weathering

Piotr Migon

in Granite Landscapes of the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199273683
eISBN:
9780191917615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199273683.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Weathering is a necessary precursor for landform development. However, in the context of granite it acquires a particular importance for various reasons. First, many ... More


Boulders, Tors, and Inselbergs

Piotr Migon

in Granite Landscapes of the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199273683
eISBN:
9780191917615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199273683.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Boulders, tors and inselbergs (Plates III, IV, V) are regarded as the most characteristic individual geomorphological features of granite landscapes and it is their ... More


Slope Development in Granite Terrains

Piotr Migon

in Granite Landscapes of the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199273683
eISBN:
9780191917615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199273683.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Rock slopes developed in granite may take different forms, as reflected in their longitudinal profiles. Field observations and a literature survey (e.g. Dumanowski, ... More


Antarctic Lakes

Johanna Laybourn-Parry and Jemma L. Wadham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199670499
eISBN:
9780191788536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670499.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Antarctica possesses a remarkably diverse range of lakes, including freshwater and saline lakes (some as salty as the Dead Sea), tidal freshwater lakes (epishelf lakes), lakes on ice shelves and ... More


‘What a Crusoe crowd we shall make!’: Destabilising Imperialist Attitudes to Space in G. Warren Payne’s Three Boys in Antarctica

Sinead Moriarty

in Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade: New Paradigms for Young Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620047
eISBN:
9781789629613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620047.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers William Payne’s 1912 novel Three Boys in Antarctica in light of the Robinsonade genre - in particular as an example of a text which relocates the tropical desert-island setting ... More


Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene

Jennifer Fay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190696771
eISBN:
9780190696818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696771.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Inhospitable World explores the connection between cinema and artificial weather, climates, and even planets in or on which hospitality and survival are at stake. Cinema’s dominant mode of aesthetic ... More


Protection of Ecosystems under International Law: Lessons from Antarctica

Catherine Redgwell

in International Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298076
eISBN:
9780191685378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298076.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The 1980 Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) is a path-breaking example of the ecosystem approach to resource conservation and management. It essentially ... More


The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Fire

Andrew C. Scott

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198734840
eISBN:
9780191916847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198734840.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

When I started my doctoral research in October 1973 I never imagined that I would spend so much of my career thinking about fire. I had not considered fire as an agent ... More


Fire and the Coming of the Modern World

Andrew C. Scott

in Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198734840
eISBN:
9780191916847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198734840.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

What kind of world dawned after the K/P boundary? We know from studies across localities in the USA that there is evidence of frequent wildfires continuing into the ... More


Introduction: Higher and Colder

Vanessa Heggie

in Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650883
eISBN:
9780226650913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650913.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter outlines the long history of exploration in early modern and modern science, as well as changing theories about human adaptation, evolution, and acclimatization. It reviews the ... More


Frozen Fields

Vanessa Heggie

in Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650883
eISBN:
9780226650913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650913.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at the history of physiological work in Antarctica and other extreme environments, to show how small and exclusive communities of highly networked scientists and explorers formed ... More


Local Knowledge

Vanessa Heggie

in Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650883
eISBN:
9780226650913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650913.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the encounter between non-Western and Western knowledge in extreme environments, particularly focusing on technologies of survival; it makes the case for expanding our ... More


The Greening of Antarctica: Assembling an International Environment

Alessandro Antonello

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190907174
eISBN:
9780190907204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907174.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

The Greening of Antarctica investigates the development of an international regime of environmental protection and management for Antarctica between the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959 and ... More


Earth as a Snowball

Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams

in The Goldilocks Planet: The 4 billion year story of Earth's climate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199593576
eISBN:
9780191918018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199593576.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Our attempts to reconstruct the climate of the distant Archaean in Chapter 1 might seem a little like reading a volume of Tolstoy’s War and Peace recovered from a ... More


The Anti-Tourist: Jenny Diski's Skating to Antarctica and Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America with Interruptions

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

in Transatlantic Women's Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624454
eISBN:
9780748652242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Jenny Diski's travel memoirs Skating to Antarctica and Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking around America with Interruptions, suggesting that these works celebrate the ... More


The Shark Bay Records; the Antarctic Records

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/9780813034799.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Virtually all the whales obtained in Shark Bay were delivered to the factory ship on the same day as they had been killed; toward the end of the season some carcasses were delivered after midnight, ... More


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