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By David W. H. Walton

ISBN-10: 110700392X

ISBN-13: 9781107003927

Antarctica is the coldest and driest continent on the earth - a spot for experience and a key region for worldwide technological know-how. examine carried out there has got expanding foreign realization as a result of issues over destruction of the ozone layer and the matter of worldwide warming and melting ice cabinets. This dramatically illustrated new ebook brings jointly a world workforce of top Antarctic scientists to provide an explanation for why the Antarctic is so critical to knowing the historical past and power destiny of our planet. It introduces the great thing about the world's maximum wasteland, its awesome attributes and the worldwide significance of the overseas technological know-how performed there. Spanning issues from marine biology to house technological know-how this publication is an obtainable assessment for an individual drawn to the Antarctic and its technological know-how and governance. It presents a useful precis for these curious about polar administration and is an concept for the following iteration of Antarctic researchers.

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Scott N. Shirase W. Filchner D. Mawson E. Shackleton 1920–22 1921–22 1923–24 1925–27 1927–28 1928–30 1929–31 1933–35 1934–37 1938–39 1939–41 J. L. Cope E. Shackleton C. A. Larsen S. W. Kemp H. Mosby R. E. Byrd D. Mawson R. E. Byrd J. R. Rymill A. Ritscher R. E. Byrd British naval expedition British sealing voyage French naval expedition British naval expedition US Exploring Expedition British naval expedition British naval voyage British whaling expedition Norwegian sealing and whaling Norwegian sealing and whaling Belgian Antarctic Expedition British Antarctic Expedition British National Antarctic Expedition 1st German South Polar Expedition Swedish South Polar Expedition Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1st French Antarctic Expedition Establishment of Argentine station at Laurie Island British Antarctic Expedition 2nd French Antarctic Expedition Norwegian Antarctic Expedition British Antarctic Expedition Japanese Antarctic Expedition 2nd German South Polar Expedition Australian Antarctic Expedition British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition British Expedition to Graham Land Shackleton–Rowett Antarctic Expedition Norwegian whaling expedition Discovery Investigations Norwegian Antarctic Expedition United States Antarctic Expedition BANZARE United States Antarctic Expedition British Graham Land Expedition German Antarctic Expedition US Antarctic Service Expedition Resolution Jane Astrolabe Chanticleer Vincennes Erebus and Terror Challenger Balaena Jason Antarctic Belgica Southern Cross Discovery Gauss Antarctic Scotia Français Nimrod Porquois-Pas?

The Permian Glossopteris flora is one of the most characteristic fossil assemblages of the Gondwana supercontinent. The discovery of these fossils on the now widely distributed Gondwana continents of South America, Africa, Australia and India provides important supporting evidence for the theory of continental drift and plate tectonics. Unfortunately, you will not find any descendants of the glossopterids alive today. They were wiped out by the end-Permian extinction event, the Earth’s most severe extinction event, with up to 96% of all marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species becoming extinct.

Burton) Meanwhile the first planned international scientific expedition to the continent was getting underway in Dronning Maud Land. Led by John Giaever the Norwegian–British–Swedish expedition also had Australian, Canadian, South African and Finnish participants. The three main objectives were glaciology, meteorology and geology as well as aerial surveying. Although during the expedition three men died, a great deal of new science was achieved. Perhaps the most important result was the seismic traverse inland in which it proved possible to map the underlying rock, the pilot study for the detailed radio echo sounding work carried out later by many nations to provide the present bedrock map of the Antarctic continent itself.

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