Antarctica

Author: Gabrielle Walker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151015207
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Nature

A profile of Antarctica and its indigenous life traces the history of regional exploration and the science currently being conducted there while explaining how Antarctica reveals key insights into the planet's environmental future.

Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

Author: Committee on Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309214698
Release Date: 2011-11-28
Genre: Nature

Antarctica and the surrounding Southern Ocean remains one of the world's last frontiers. Covering nearly 14 million km² (an area approximately 1.4 times the size of the United States), Antarctica is the coldest, driest, highest, and windiest continent on Earth. While it is challenging to live and work in this extreme environment, this region offers many opportunities for scientific research. Ever since the first humans set foot on Antarctica a little more than a century ago, the discoveries made there have advanced our scientific knowledge of the region, the world, and the Universe--but there is still much more to learn. However, conducting scientific research in the harsh environmental conditions of Antarctica is profoundly challenging. Substantial resources are needed to establish and maintain the infrastructure needed to provide heat, light, transportation, and drinking water, while at the same time minimizing pollution of the environment and ensuring the safety of researchers. Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean suggests actions for the United States to achieve success for the next generation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean science. The report highlights important areas of research by encapsulating each into a single, overarching question. The questions fall into two broad themes: (1) those related to global change, and (2) those related to fundamental discoveries. In addition, the report identified key science questions that will drive research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in coming decades, and highlighted opportunities to be leveraged to sustain and improve the U.S. research efforts in the region.

A History of Antarctic Science

Author: Gordon Elliott Fogg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521361133
Release Date: 1992-09-24
Genre: Nature

This book describes the development of Antarctic science over three centuries against a background of advances in techniques of travelling and working in the polar environment and changing political attitudes to a remote and unknown part of the world.

Martha Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica

Author: Polar Research Board
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309120814
Release Date: 2008-07-03
Genre: Science

International Polar Year (IPY) 2007--2008 is an intense, coordinated field campaign of polar observations, research, and analysis. It is one of the largest collaborative science programs ever attempted, involving more than 200 projects and people from more than 60 nations. In honor of its long-time leader, Ms. Martha Twitchell Muse, and to provide a lasting legacy of IPY, the Tinker Foundation is establishing an annual, prestigious prize: the Martha Muse IPY Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica This $100,000 unrestricted prize will be awarded following a nominations process similar to that of the National Medal of Science, meaning that people are nominated by others in the community. The goal is to provide recognition of the individual's outstanding and important work and to call attention to the importance of understanding Antarctica in this time of global climate change. This book outlines the strategy and steps necessary to take the Martha Muse Prize from concept to implementation. It describes the prize's purpose and nature, the system that could be used to announce the prize and collect nominations, potential procedures to be used by the Selection Committee, and possible post-award activities.

Opportunities for Antarctic Environmental Education and Training

Author: Paul Richard Dingwall
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 2831702976
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Education

Examines the educational and training needs arising from relevant legal instruments; covers education and training currently undertaken by national programs; and, by considering the range of tools available, identifies initiatives for improving the environmental education of scientists, support staff and tourists to the Antarctic.

Science and Stewardship in the Antarctic

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Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: NAP:00333
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Science

With the negotiation of the International Protocol on Environmental Protection in 1991, those nations conducting scientific research programs in Antarctica face new challenges for stewardship of the southern continent and protection of its environment. Science and Stewardship in the Antarctic examines how the implementation of the 1991 agreement in the United States can be done in such a way to ensure the compatibility of scientific and environmental protection goals in this global laboratory. The book also addresses the potential for the new requirements both to benefit and harm research activities in Antarctica.

Antarctic Treaty System

Author: Polar Research Board
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309554817
Release Date: 1986-01-15
Genre: Science

The international agreements covering Antarctica are models of cooperation and joined purpose. Convening at the Beardmore South Field Camp, near the Transantarctic Mountains, the Polar Research Board studied the Antarctic Treaty System and its implications for improved relationships between countries. This study examines the structure, meaning, and international repercussions of the Antarctic Treaty, focusing on the ways it benefits both the scientific and political communities. Chapters cover the history, science, environment, resources, and international status of Antarctica.

Women in the Antarctic

Author: Esther D. Rothblum
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0789002477
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Science

Discusses the women who have contributed to the world's knowledge about Antarctica, including scientists, reporters, pilots, and expedition leaders

Frontiers for the American Century

Author: James Spiller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137507877
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: History

This book compares the cultural politics of the U.S. space and Antarctic programs during the Cold War. It analyzes how culturally salient terms, especially the nationalist motif of the frontier, were used to garner public support for these strategic initiatives and, more generally, United States internationalism during this period.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Release Date: 1969-03
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.