Antarctic Atlas

ISBN: 9781846149337 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Peter Fretwell Editură: Penguin Books Ltd Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 192 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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This is not just a book of traditional maps. It measures everything from the thickness of ice beneath our feet to the direction of ice flows. It maps volcanic lakes, mountain ranges the size of the Alps and gorges longer than the Grand Canyon, all hidden beneath the ice. It shows us how air bubbles trapped in ice tell us what the earth's atmosphere was like 750,000 years ago, proving the effects of greenhouse gases. Colonies of emperor penguins abound around the coastline, and the journeys of individual seals around the continent and down to the sea bed in search of food have been intricately tracked and mapped. Twenty-nine nations have research stations in Antarctica and their unique architecture is laid out here, along with the challenges of surviving in Antarctica'sunforgiving environment.

Antarctica is also the frontier of our fight against climate change. If its ice melts, it will swamp almost every coastal city in the world. Antarctic Atlas illustrates the harsh beauty and magic of this mysterious continent, and shows how, far from being abstract, it has direct relevance to us all.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Turism si calatorii
Autor
Peter Fretwell
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Penguin Books Ltd
Inaltime
30.6
Latime
23.9
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
192
Subtitlu
A Continent in 70 Maps
Bic
1MTS, GBGM, RGB, RGS, RGV
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