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Islands of the Arctic

Door Julian Dowdeswell e.a.

Categorie
Algemeen Landen & Volkeren
Boeknummer
#237927
Titel
Islands of the Arctic
Auteur
Dowdeswell, Julian & Michael Hambrey
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
Cambridge University Press
Jaar van uitgave
2002
ISBN10
0521813336
ISBN13
9780521813334
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting
The Arctic islands are characterised by beautiful mountains and glaciers, in which the wildlife lives in delicate balance with its environment. It is a region with a long history of exploration and exploitation by humans, now experiencing rapid environmental change. All of these themes are explored in Islands of the Arctic, richly illustrated with superb photographs from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Greenland, Svalbard and the Russian Arctic. It begins with the various processes shaping the landscape: glaciers, rivers and coastal processes, the role of ice in the oceans and the weather and climate. The flora and fauna are described, and the human impact on this fragile region; from the sustainable approach of the Inuit, to the devastating damage inflicted by hunters and in the cause of... (Lees verder) military security. Finally, the future prospects of the region are considered. This book will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in remote landscapes.
Pagina's
280
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 12,50

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