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- DescriptionHidden between the ice and sw of Antarctica is a world unlike any other. Bitter cold, scarce resources, and six months without sunlight a year make this frozen landscape virtually uninhabitable for people. Yes these harsh conditions have created a unique and fascinating world of unusual plants and curious animals, mostly amphibians.A keen observer will find forests filled with 50-foot algae, sea spiders, coral, multicolored sea stars, and giant predatory worms,providing urishment for fearless predators - from leopard seals to giant squid. Now, as temperatures rise,hardy species from warmer climates are making Antarctica their home, and destroying this fragile terrain. In a closely observed account, leading marine ecologist James McClintockgives us an unprecedented look at the ravages of the polar environment. From the demise of ice-dependant species to ocean acidification, this is a highly original and distinctive look at a world that we're losing.
- Author BiographyJames B. McClintock is one of the world's foremost experts on Antarctica, and currently the Antarctic Marine Biologist Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. McClintock hasappearedon local, national, and international public radio, CNN news, and the Weather Channel. Hehas been quoted in National Geographic Magazine, Discover Magazine,the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, andothers. McClintock Point, a piece of land on the north side of the entrance of Explorer's Cove on the Scott Coast of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, was named in honor of his research.
- Author(s)James McClintock
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication16/10/2012
- SubjectNatural History: Animal & Wildlife
- Series TitleMacmillan Science
- Place of PublicationBasingstoke
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight427 g
- Width160 mm
- Height243 mm
- Spine22 mm
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