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Islands of the Arctic

Author: Julian Dowdeswell; Michael J Hambrey
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spectacular exploration of one of Earth's last wilderness areas, looking at the evolution of the landscape, and the delicate balance between wildlife and the environment. It discusses the history of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Bildband
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Dowdeswell; Michael J Hambrey
ISBN: 0521813336 9780521813334
OCLC Number: 248934602
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 269.
Description: XIV, 280 Seiten : zahlreiche Illustrationen, Karten, Diagramme ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: the geography of the Arctic Islands; 2. Evolution of the Arctic Islands; 3. Weather, climate and atmospheric effects; 4. Glaciers and ice sheets; 5. Icebergs and sea ice; 6. Frost action; 7. Arctic coasts, rivers and lakes; 8. The biotic environment: fauna and flora; 9. Indigenous peoples, exploration and environmental islands.
Responsibility: Julian Dowdeswell and Michael Hambrey.

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' ... this book is the next best thing to being there.' FOCUS 'You can tell when a book is written by enthusiasts - as this one certainly is, with evocative photographs on almost every page. It is Read more...

 
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