Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia

This one-stop reference is an ideal source for someone attracted to the North and South Poles, even if their curiosity pertains to historical past, flora and fauna, or the geography of those areas within the information today.

• 2 volumes

• Introduces normal phenomena and wildlife discovered on the North and South Pole regions

• Discusses present matters on the topic of weather swap and its impression at the polar regions

• Furnishes scholars with an figuring out of territorial claims and political concerns surrounding the North and South Poles

• contains cross-references to let readers to attract connections among topics

• deals extra readings on the finish of every access in addition to a advisor to comparable subject matters to stimulate scholar learn

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1582 (2006): 11ă17. Cherry-Garrard, A. The Worst Journey in the World. London: Picador, 2000. , W. Sladen, and D. Ainley. „Dr. ‰ Polar Record 48, no. 4 (2012): 1. Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) is a multilateral agreement that seeks to conserve albatrosses and petrels by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations. The most significant threat facing albatrosses and petrels is mortality resulting from interactions with fishing gear, especially longline and trawl fishing operations.

Km). This island is the second largest uninhabited island in the world, with Devon Island (75° 8′N 87° 51′W) in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago being the largest. Alexander I Island is located between the Ronne Entrance (east) and Marguerite Bay (west) and Palmer Land and the Bellingshausen Sea. Alexander I Island was discovered by Admiral Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen (1778ă1852), who explored the area in 1821. Bellingshausen named the island after the Russian Tsar Alexander I (1777ă1825).

In 1997, the Adak Naval Air Station was closed and is presently a superfund site under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980. Language The Aleut language is one branch of the Eskimo-Aleut family. The Aleut language is considered endangered and/or near extinct. Presently, a few hundred people speak the Aleut language, and fluent speakers are extremely rare. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) lists the Aleut language as critically endangered with 150 fluent speakers in Alaska and about 15 in Siberia (Commander Islands).

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