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Antarctica - Global Science from a Frozen Continent

Antarctica - Global Science from a Frozen Continent

By David W. H. Walton

Antarctica is the coldest and driest continent on Earth – a place for adventure and a key area for global science. Research conducted there has received increasing international attention due to concerns over destruction of the ozone layer and the problem of global warming and melting ice shelves. This dramatically illustrated new book brings together an international group of leading Antarctic scientists to explain why the Antarctic is so central to understanding the history and potential fate of our planet. It introduces the beauty of the world's greatest wilderness, its remarkable attributes and the global importance of the international science done there. Spanning topics from marine biology to space science this book is an accessible overview for anyone interested in the Antarctic and its science and governance. It provides a valuable summary for those involved in polar management and is an inspiration for the next generation of Antarctic researchers.

Published: 2013 by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

Price: £35.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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Arctic Air Pollution

Arctic Air Pollution

By Bernard Stonehouse

Arctic atmospheric pollution is now a major international issue. This volume presents the most authoritative review of this increasingly important subject for an audience of both scientists and administrators concerned with worldwide, as well as polar, pollution problems.

Arctic Air Pollution is an edited collection of papers, first presented at a confwerence held at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge in 1985. Building on foundations established at earlier meetings, this volume examines the problem of arctic air pollution in an integrated, multidisciplinary fashion, with contributions from leading authorities in chemistry, ecology, climatology and epidemiology. To chemists, physicists and climatologists, it presents scientific problems. Ecologists are concerned with environmental threats; medical rsearchers with potential threats to human health. International lawyers and administrators are concerned with the legal implications of pollutants transferred across continents. Overall hangs the major question; can man-made pollution affect the delicate energy balance of the Arctic, and precipitate major climatic changes worldwide?.

Published: 1986 by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

Price: £4.99 (VAT not chargeable)

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Climate Change Begins at Home

Climate Change Begins at Home

By Dave Reay

Climate change is one of the greatest threats that humankind faces in the twenty-first century. The next hundred years could see coastlines and islands submerged, and a surge in heat waves, hurricanes, droughts, floods and therefore in pests, disease, famine and displacement. This book argues that while government and industry dither, we could all cut our personal greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent - the level necessary to halt the current trend according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

After summarizing today's state of affairs, scientifically and politically, climatologist Dave Reay explores the climate impact of housing, gardening, food, money, work, transport, and even death. Packed with provocative case studies, calculations and lifestyle comparisons, this entertaining and authoritative book makes the complexities of climatology understandable and challenges readers to rethink their notions of 'doing their bit'. The paperback edition features a new preface from Mark Lynas, author of "High Tide: News From a Warming World.".

Published: 2005 by MacMillan

Price: £8.99 (VAT not chargeable)

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The Ferocious Summer

The Ferocious Summer

By Meredith Hooper

This remarkable book tells the story of Antarctic warming and how scientists are piecing together the jigsaw of causes and impacts, in particular, though a study of the Adélie penguins at Palmer. 'The Ferocious Summer' memorably brings to us all a crucial understanding of what is happening now, to the planet we share.

Published: 2007 by Profile Books Ltd

Price: £15.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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A FIELD GUIDE TO ICE

A FIELD GUIDE TO ICE

By James Fenton

This booklet is an introduction to the landscapes of polar and other glacial regions. It is an essential guide whether you are visiting in person or travelling from the comfort of your armchair. As well as ice and snow, it also includes many periglacial features - those occurring in the ice-free areas.

Published: 2015 by Culross, Coupar Angus

Price: £5.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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Flood Cycle: Notes from a Changing Planet

Flood Cycle: Notes from a Changing Planet

By John Kelly

As climate change and the prospect of relentlessly rising sea levels threaten communities around the world, artist and writer John Kelly records this process in words and images. From the high altiplano of Bolivia, through Newfoundland, the Arctic regions of Alaska and Svalbard, to the Baltic and Orkney, he evokes the dramatic natural transformations affecting our planet and their impact on people and landscapes.

Published: 2009 by Signal Books

Price: £6.99 (VAT not chargeable)

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