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Discover and explore worlds containing unexpected life.
As some scientists search for life on the frozen planet of Mars, others are discovering life in unexpected places here on Earth.
Frozen Oceans follows the expeditions of polar scientists in the Arctic and Antarctic as they investigate the life found in and around the ice caps, which cover up to 13 percent of the Earth's surface.
Every year during the harsh polar winter, the surface of the ocean freezes, forming a temporary ice layer called pack ice, or sea ice. The Antarctic is the site of the greatest seasonal event on Earth. In March, the air temperatures drop to as low as -40°F, the ocean, which turns to ice at 28.7°F, starts freezing at the incredible average rate of 2.22 square miles per minute!
This is the first book to explain in non-technical terms and show with color photography the abundance of life on, in and under the ice.
Scientists are continually being surprised by the abundance of life where no life was expected. For many years, ice was seen as an obstacle to exploration and a threat to life. The ice is now perceived as central to global ocean circulation as well as global climate patterns. Frozen Oceans is a must for anyone with an interest in the polar regions, marine biology and the Earth's environment.
Über den Autor:
David N. Thomas is a marine biologist who has conducted four expeditions to the Antarctic and two to Arctic pack ice. He has written science features for Science, BBC Wildlife Magazine and New Scientist.
Titel: Frozen Oceans: The Floating World of Pack ...
Verlag: Firefly Books
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Buchbeschreibung Firefly Books, 2004. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP15053522
Buchbeschreibung The Natural History Museum, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. 1st Edition. As new hardback.1st edition.'At its greatest extent the ice covers 13% of the surface of the globe'. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1389807802
Buchbeschreibung Natural History Museum, UK, 2004. Laminated Boards. Buchzustand: As New. pp224. Illus. Publisher's blurb. Excellent introduction to polar science. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005705
Buchbeschreibung London: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 2004., 2004. Photos (illustrator). Octavo, laminated boards,224 pp.,colour photographs. Pack ice, or sea ice is a layer of frozen seawater on the top of the polar oceans, varying in thickness from a few centimetres to 10s of metres. At its maximum extent it covers 13% of the Earth's surface area, making it one of the major biomes on the planet. This gives rise to a spectacular floating world that for a number of months each year becomes home to a wealth of plant and animal life. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 23912
Buchbeschreibung Firefly Books. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Fine. 0565091883 Like New! Fast delivery! Professional service with friendly customer support 7 days a week. Buchnummer des Verkäufers U-9780565091880
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Buchbeschreibung Firefly Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0565091883