Exploring the last continent: An introduction to Antarctica
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TitleExploring the last continent: An introduction to AntarcticaAbstractThis multi-disciplinary book will cater to students and those who want to have a more critical look behind the scenes of Antarctic science. This book will take a systems approach to providing insights into Antarctic ecosystems and the geophysical environment. Further, the book will link these insights to a discussion of current issues, such as climate change, bio prospecting, environmental management and Antarctic politics. It will be written and edited by experienced Antarctic researchers and scientists from a wide range of disciplines. Academic references will be included for those who wish to delve deeper into the topics discussed in the book. Copyright Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.AcknowledgementsThis book has been an incredible and enlightening journey for the authors, editors and publishers and would never have come to fruition without the support, encouragement and enthusiasm of a wide range of people and organisations. We owe sincere gratitude to Michelle Rogan-Finnemore for her generosity, good advice and help in moving this book project along. Sam Elworthy, the Director of Auckland University Press, was instrumental in supporting the development of the book project from early ideas and draft chapters into a coherent academic text. Margaret Deignan and Takeesha Moerland-Torpey at Springer were helpful, understanding and patient with us and gave us sufficient time and support to fine-tune the final product. We gratefully acknowledge the crucial funding that led to the production of this book. Funding was provided by the Foundation for Research Science and Technology in support of the International Polar Year through contract UOCX0806 to Gateway Antarctica (University of Canterbury) entitled PÌroviding gateways for Antarctic and Southern Ocean education.Ì We wish to thank Paul Bealing at the Department of Geography, University of Canterbury, for producing the Antarctic map featured in this book and Kurt Joy at Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, for drawing a range of geological images. Andy ReisingerÅ› help with converting file formats and producing figures was invaluable. A number of New Zealand and international artists gave us the kind permission to include some of their work in this book, and in particular, we wish to extend our gratitude to Nigel Brown, Margaret Elliot, Fieke Neuman, Robert Nicholls and Clare Plug. Many individual researchers, writers, modellers and technicians generously allowed us to reuse their photos, drawings or diagrams and find mention in the respective figure captions throughout the book. We acknowledge and thank each of them for their generosity in this regard. Reasonable attempts have been made to secure copyright permissions. If any have been overlooked, we apologise and ask the concerned individuals or groups to contact us in this regard. Finally, we are very grateful for having had the opportunity to work with a wonderful team of extremely knowledgeable, talented and accommodating authors, without whom we could not have produced this multidisciplinary and multifaceted introduction to Antarctica, Antarctic research and current issues surrounding human engagement in Antarctica. We appreciate their support, patience and enthusiasm for this project throughout and beyond a very long gestation period. Chapter authors would also like to thank the following: Dave Barnes, Eugene Murphy, Inigo Eversen, Pete Bucktrout, Chris Gilbert, Geraint Tarling and John Turner for providing figures, comments and discussions about Chap. 12. This work is part of the research sponsored by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal), Institute of Marine Research of the University of Coimbra and by the Polar Science for Planet Earth (PSPE) programme of the British Antarctic Survey (United Kingdom).
1st AuthorLiggett, D.AuthorLiggett, D.Storey, B.Cook, Y.Meduna, V.Year2015JournalExploring the Last Continent: An Introduction to AntarcticaPages1-597DOI10.1007/978-3-319-18947-5URLhttps://www.scopus.com/inward/recor.....263b5d66c6fac76071966692aKeywordsrank3
TypeBookCitationLiggett, D., Storey, B., Cook, Y. and Meduna, V. (2016). Exploring the last continent: An introduction to Antarctica. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
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