Establish an Antarctica World Park

hearing before the Subcommittee on Insular and International Affairs of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session on H.R. 4514 ... hearing held in Washington, DC, September 18, 1990.
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LC ClassificationsKF27 .I5283 1990c
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Paginationiii, 306 p. ;
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LC Control Number91600385

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The idea for a campaign to make Antarctica a ‘World Park’ was first suggested by Greenpeace in However, rules dictated that we would have to set up a permanent base on the ice if we were to have a voice at the Antarctic Treaty table. World Park Base was a non-governmental year-round Antarctic base located at Cape Evans on Ross Island in the Ross international environmental organization Greenpeace established World Park Base in in order to press its demand for the Antarctic Treaty nations to declare all of the continent of Antarctica a World Park.

This would make the entire continent off-limits to Administered by: Greenpeace. —The Washington Post Book World “The epic of Antarctica. This is the James A. Michener novel of the South Pole.

If the meaty one-word title didn’t give it away, the writing would. The whole human history of the continent is here.”—Interzone “Antarctica will take your breath away.”—Associated Press/5().

Antarctica: An intimate portrait of the world’s most mysterious continent. This book compiles science, natural history, poetry, history, what it feels like to be in Antarctica and why people decide to go there to capture the whole story of the white : Amanda Zeisset.

“On the ice, in the Antarctic cold, in the middle of freaking nowhere, his tongue showed her how dirty sex could be, his body made her take it, and that dark, raspy husk of a voice broke in to turn the whole thing up a million degrees.”.

Over the past 10 years, cruises to Antarctica have grown exponentially, in number and style. Previously, mainly research ships ventured to the bottom of the world. Many short chapters provide insights into Antarctica's geography, geology, and abundant flora and fauna. The volume builds to a discussion of the human impact on the continent and to a plea for a world park to preserve the last vast, relatively pristine area of the globe.

There is a warning, too, about the reaches of the human assault on by: 3. Establish an Antarctica World Park book This book offers tragically fascinating insights into what Antarctica is telling us about climate change and, through the ice-cores taken, the climate history of the earth back through millennia.

This book A fantastic read; well written, accessible and offers a sensible, narrative tour of such an enigmatic continent/5. Buy USA Buy UK Free world delivery See the pictures online at the Royal Geographical Society I am so pleased that this book has been published.

Frank Hurley, a young Australian photographer was crucial to the expedition, not least in that it was the promised sale of the photographs after the voyage that provided for a substantial amount of the funding. This book is both an authoritative book covering all the world’s species and a beautiful work of art to admire.

The text comprises a series of essays by leading experts in the field and a systematic section that gives identification, behavioral and distributional information for each of the world’s 22 species. Launched at the height of World War Two, Operation Tabarin was a top-secret project to establish military bases and watch German and Japanese activities in the freezing South Pole.

The name Antarctica is the romanised version of the Greek compound word ἀνταρκτική (antarktiké), feminine of ἀνταρκτικός (antarktikós), meaning "opposite to the Arctic", "opposite to the north". Aristotle wrote in his book Meteorology about an Antarctic region in c.

Marinus of Tyre reportedly used the name in his unpreserved world map from the 2nd century : 14, km² (5, sq mi). The poles hold thirty percent of the world’s water, and Antarctica, 90 percent of its fresh water.

Melting ice is projected to raise ocean levels as much as twenty feet within as little as a century, threatening to displace up to 80% of the world’s population. Within as little as.

World’s Largest Marine Sanctuary Declared Off Coast of Antarctica voted unanimously to establish a ,square-mile marine reserve in Antarctica’s Ross Sea at a meeting of the Author: Jason Daley. Vinson Massif is the tallest mountain in Antarctica. Its peak reaches 4, m (16, ft), though the mountain itself is a large raised feature around 21 km (13 mi) long and 13 km (8 mi) wide, dominating the Sentinel Range of the Ellesworth Mountains in which it is located.

Image courtesy of NASA. Factbook photos - obtained from a variety of. SHACKLETON & AN ALBION PRESS: THE STORY OF THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN THE ANTARCTIC. James Freemantle, of St James Park Press, e-mails to say: "Its working title is ‘Shackleton & an Albion Press: the story of the first book printed in the Antarctic’, printed letterpress and by hand on an Albion Press by the St James Park Press in a limited edition of less than 50 copies.

An interesting and unique book that takes six expeditions from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Scott, andAmundsenShackleton and and Mawsonand considers them sometimes alone and sometimes in comparison. Antarctic minerals A common heritage approach Stephen A.

Zorn The potential value of Antarctic mineral resources, including petroleum, has already spurred efforts by the Antarctic Treaty powers to establish a legal and technical regime for minerals.

a complete ban on mineral activity, turning Antarctica into a `world park', as advocated by Cited by: 1.

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Antarctica () is a science fiction novel by American writer Kim Stanley deals with a variety of characters living at or visiting an Antarctic research station. It incorporates many of Robinson's common themes, including scientific process and the importance of environmental : Kim Stanley Robinson.

Deepest Dive Ever Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World. Our special report offers a rare look at life beneath the frozen continent—where penguins, seals, and exotic creatures. In January-Februarya secret German expedition visited Dronning (or Queen) Maud Land, Antarctica, apparently with the intention interalia of establishing a base there.

Antarctica constitutes a large polar desert, characterized by year round below zero temperatures, scarce precipitations and strong winds. The continent is around 14 million km2, of which less than 2% is ice-free.

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The ice sheet rises to over meters above the sea level and represents two thirds of the total freshwater reserves of the. Since the first sailing ships spied the Antarctic coastline inthe frozen continent has captured the world's imagination.

David Day's brilliant biography of Antarctica describes in fascinating detail every aspect of this vast land's history--two centuries of exploration, scientific investigation, and contentious geopolitics. Drawing from archives from around the world, Day provides a 5/5(1).

The Antarctica Book: Living in the Freezer and The Penguin Book, both by Dr Mark Norman detail the extraordinary existence of creatures in this cold and inhospitable place.

There are also various new titles on global warming and Antarctica such as Antarctica: The Global Warning by Sebastian Copeland which is rich in photographs.

World Park. Section IV compares the views of those who support a minerals regime like CRAMRA with the views of those who support setting aside the continent as a World Park.

The purpose of section IV is to analyze critically the two dominant perspectives shaping the debate over Antarctica and to determine which perspective, if. Over the past few months, some 4, people from around the world have watched from Antarctica as the coronavirus pandemic, which began in Wuhan, China, swept around the.

GM: I think it holds true for the great wilderness areas throughout the world but even more so with Antarctica that, as beautiful as an image of the place might be, you really don't get the full.

Antarctica - the world's last great wilderness A warming climate and an ever-expanding commercial fishing industry are threatening Antarctica and its iconic creatures. Tue May 22. John Michael Crichton (/ ˈ k r aɪ t ən /; Octo – November 4, ) was an American author and books have sold over million copies worldwide, and over a dozen have been adapted into films.

His literary works are usually within the science fiction, techno-thriller, and medical fiction genres, and heavily feature technology. His novels often explore that Genre: Action, adventure, science fiction, techno-thriller.Operators can tack on a domestic charter flight, or book your own arrangements and spend a few days in the lively port town near Tierra del Fuego National Park.

During the two-day journey to the continent, the vessels cross the Drake Passage, a notoriously rough patch of water between South America’s Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. Prior to that Sanson was conservator for Southland Conservancy in charge of Fiordland National Park, Stewart Island and the Sub-Antarctic World Heritage Area.

He also led the establishment of Rakiura National Park and some of the world’s largest island eradication projects, and he helped establish a network of marine reserves in Fiordland.