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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.
About the Author:
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.
Titolo: Frozen Oceans: The Floating World of Pack ...
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Descrizione libro The Natural History Museum 21/10/2004, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Codice libro della libreria 6545-9780565091880
Descrizione libro The Natural History Museum, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Frozen Oceans: The Floating World of Pack Ice This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780565091880
Descrizione libro The Natural History Museum, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. 1st Edition. As new hardback.1st edition.'At its greatest extent the ice covers 13% of the surface of the globe'. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1389807802
Descrizione libro Natural History Museum, UK, 2004. Laminated Boards. Condizione libro: As New. pp224. Illus. Publisher's blurb. Excellent introduction to polar science. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 005705
Descrizione libro The Natural History Museum, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007316765
Descrizione libro London: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 2004., 2004. Photos (illustratore). 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. Codice libro della libreria 23912
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