Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land (BOK)

James McClintock

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Hidden between the ice and snow of Antarctica is a world unlike any other. Bitter cold, scarce resources, and six months without sunlight a year make this frozen landscape virtually uninhabitable for people. Yes these harsh conditions have created a unique and fascinating world of unusual plants and curious animals, mostly amphibians.A keen observer will find forests filled with 50-foot algae, sea spiders, coral, multicolored sea stars, and giant predatory worms,providing nourishment for fearless predators - from leopard seals to giant squid. Now, as temperatures rise,hardy species from warmer climates are making Antarctica their home, and destroying this fragile terrain. In a closely observed account, leading marine ecologist James McClintockgives us an unprecedented look at the ravages of the polar environment. From the demise of ice-dependant species to ocean acidification, this is a highly original and distinctive look at a world that we're losing.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter James McClintock
ISBN 9780230112452
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 16cm x 24,3cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 427 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Wildlife: general interest, Conservation of the environment, Physical geography & topography

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