Polar and Alpine Tundra

Author: F. E. Wielgolaski
Publisher: Elsevier Science
ISBN: 0444882650
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Science

Hardbound. This book describes the structure and function of life and the environment in polar tundra and tundra-like terrestrial alpine ecosystems in various parts of the world. Polar and alpine tundra have many similarities, but also differences. Particularly when moving towards the equator, high mountains show strong differences from polar regions. However, the similarities justify the presentation of polar and alpine tundra in the same volume. This volume is unique in its comprehensive coverage on all aspects of polar and alpine tundra. The extensive Russian chapters contain information previously not available in the west.

Penser Polar

Author: Thomas Wörtche
Publisher: Polar Verlag
ISBN: 9783945133309
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

Seit September 2013 erscheint monatlich im Netz das Onlinemagazin Polar Gazette, das sich mit jeder neuen Ausgabe einem Thema des Genres Krimi widmet. Sei es „Muss ein Krimi immer gut enden . . . muss er nicht!" oder „Hat der Krimi einen Sound?" Thomas Wörtche schreibt die Kolumnen, die das Genre mal literaturwissenschaftlich, mal mit einem Augenzwinkern unter die Lupe nimmt. Alle Kolumnen erscheinen nun im Polar Verlag. Mit „Polar Penser", deren Texte von Thomas Wörtche neu überarbeitet wurden, unterstreichen wir einmal mehr, dass der Krimi mehr ist, als er scheint.

A Journey to the Polar Sea

Author: John Franklin
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783954272150
Release Date: 2012-11
Genre:

British polar explorer and naval officer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) was fourteen years old when he decided to become a sailor. He was fascinated by the polar sea and undertook several expeditions to explore the areas of the arctic oceans. This book describes his journey to the north-western territories of Canada in the years 1819-1822. The captain and his crew nearly died during the trip due to a dramatic shortage of food. Desperate as he was, Franklin even tried to eat his leather boots, which brought him the nickname "the man who ate his shoes".Reprint of the original edition from 1824.

Alone The Classic Polar Adventure

Author: Richard E. Byrd,
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781447480990
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: History

The harrowing and heartfelt account of an adventurer's desire to feel true peace and isolation. Richard E. Byrd spent five months alone operating the meteorological station at the advanced base camp in the long dark nights of Antarctic winter. The following autobiographical tale tells of this adventure in 1934, from which he narrowly escaped with his life after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning from a poorly ventilated stove.

Das offene Polar Meer

Author: Dr. J. J. Hayes
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783845700809
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Travel

"Der heutige Fortschritt war noch unbefriedigender als der gestrige. Die Leute sind vollständig erschöpft, niedergeschlagen, mutlos bis zum höchsten Grade." Eine Erkundungsreise zum Nordpol und Aufzeichnungen, die die Geschichte der Expedition mit all ihren Gegebenheiten und Widrigkeiten darstellt. Das Ziel der Reise war es, die Grenzen des offenen Polar-Meeres zu erforschen und es nicht nur unter wissenschaftlichen Punkten darzustellen, sondern es einem breiten Publikum näher zu bringen. Die Aufzeichnungen geben einen Einblick über die Schönheit der Landschaft aber auch über die oft tagelang anhaltenden Schneestürme, die arktische Kälte und der Kampf des Überlebens in dieser eisigen und menschenfeindlichen Gegend. Mit 6 Schwarz-Weiß Abbildungen und 3 farbigen Karten. Sorgfältig überarbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1868.

Polar Bears

Author: IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group. Working Meeting
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 2831700396
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Proceedings of the tenth working meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group held in Sochi, USSR, October 25-29, 1988. Emphasis on polar bear conservation and management with reports from Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, Norway, Alaska and Soviet Arctic.

Polar Plants

Author: Catherine A. Welch
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736843205
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Tells about a variety of polar plants, how they are used, why they are in danger, and how they are being protected"--Provided by publisher.

Bold Endeavors

Author: Jack Stuster
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781612510316
Release Date: 2011-10-15
Genre: History

This classic reference is considered the best single source of information on how to facilitate human adjustment and performance in long-term isolation. It is filled with exciting stories of survival—the exploits of explorers, military personnel, scientists and astronauts—along with expert analyses of failed expeditions and lessons learned. Jack Stuster identifies the principles of habitability and presents more than 200 specific recommendations to help individuals in confinement. The book's recommendations and habitability principles are relevant to a variety of space and earthbound conditions, including polar, underwater, and underground, exploration and habitation. In fact, nearly all human relationships that involve small groups of people living and working together in isolated areas can benefit from this study. Stuster's goal is to help others avoid behavioral problems that affect performance, often with tragic consequences.