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Science on Ice

Science on Ice (Hardback)

By Meduna, Veronika

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'For some scientific questions, Antarctica is the best - and sometimes the only - place to look for answers. Visiting this frozen landscape is to gain a fresh perspective on our world, almost like going to another planet and looking back with renewed wonder on Earth.' In Science ...on Ice, award-winning science broadcaster and writer Veronika Meduna follows deep-south scientists who huddle in tents and dive under ice to study ancient mud, fat fish, migrating penguins and fossilised forests. Meduna presents us with a fascinating frozen land - Antarctica's ice cap holds three quarters of the planet's fresh water, its layers of ice and sediment record past climate conditions going back millions of years, and the oceans around it drive the global food chain and a giant conveyor belt of currents that transports heat around the globe. The creatures that call Antarctica home have evolved to survive in conditions hostile to life, and the continent's permanently ice-covered lakes may even hold the secret to how life began on Earth - and what it might look like elsewhere. And though it is the only continent without permanent human habitation, Antartica may yet hold the key to our survival. In this lavishly illustrated book Meduna introduces us to an exhilarating landscape, to fascinating discoveries and to the people making them - those scientists tackling fundamental questions about life and the world around us from the frozen continent.
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ISBN 9781869405830
Published NZ 1 Apr 2012
Publisher Auckland University Press
Format Hardback
18 Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781869405830
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Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Published 1 Apr 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Meduna, Veronika
Category Award Winning
Popular Science
Geographical Discovery & Exploration
Wild Animals
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 200mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 919.89
Weight 1,180g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade