Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia

This one-stop reference is an ideal source for a person attracted to the North and South Poles, no matter if their curiosity pertains to heritage, flora and fauna, or the geography of those areas within the information today.

• 2 volumes

• Introduces average phenomena and natural world discovered on the North and South Pole regions

• Discusses present issues with regards to weather switch and its influence at the polar regions

• Furnishes scholars with an knowing of territorial claims and political matters surrounding the North and South Poles

• comprises cross-references to permit readers to attract connections among topics

• deals extra readings on the finish of every access in addition to a advisor to comparable themes to stimulate pupil learn

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Cherry-Garrard, A. The Worst Journey in the World. London: Picador, 2000. , W. Sladen, and D. Ainley. „Dr. ‰ Polar Record 48, no. 4 (2012): 1. Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) is a multilateral agreement that seeks to conserve albatrosses and petrels by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations. The most significant threat facing albatrosses and petrels is mortality resulting from interactions with fishing gear, especially longline and trawl fishing operations.

ANCSA and other legislation exchanged approximately 148 million acres (60 million hectares) of federally owned land in Alaska to the state of Alaska and Alaska Native groups. The act abolished most Alaska Native claims to their land. ANCSA repealed the Alaska Native Allotment Act of 1906 (43 USC §1634), which allowed for Alaskan Natives to obtain the title to up to 160 acres (65 hectares). ANCSA revoked future Alaskan Natives from receiving title to land, but did not resolved the pending cases of approximate 300,000 acres (121,405 hectares) under the Alaska Native Allotment Act.

The parkas were fitted with a hood and sleeves, which could be cinched tight to prevent water from entering. A kameika took about a year to make and could last for up to two years. The pants that went with the kameikas were also waterproof and were made from the skin of sealsÊ esophagus. The AleutÊs craft work embodied their spiritual and cultural way of life, which embraced unity with nature. Andrew J. Hund 16 | Aleuts/Unangax the Japanese made air strikes on Dutch Harbor. The Japanese also captured Attu Islanders and held them as prisoners of war at Hokkaido, Japan.

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