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By David W. H. Walton

Antarctica is the coldest and driest continent on the earth - a spot for event and a key zone for worldwide technological know-how. learn performed there has bought expanding foreign awareness as a result of matters over destruction of the ozone layer and the matter of world warming and melting ice cabinets. This dramatically illustrated new ebook brings jointly a world staff of prime Antarctic scientists to provide an explanation for why the Antarctic is so crucial to realizing the heritage and power destiny of our planet. It introduces the great thing about the world's maximum desolate tract, its notable attributes and the worldwide significance of the overseas technological know-how performed there. Spanning themes from marine biology to house technology this booklet is an obtainable assessment for a person attracted to the Antarctic and its technological know-how and governance. It presents a helpful precis for these enthusiastic about polar administration and is an proposal for the following iteration of Antarctic researchers.

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6 The Transantarctic Mountains, glaciers and crevasse fields. 7 Seismic field camp on the Rutford Ice Stream with the Ellsworth Mountains beyond. (Credit: Andy M. Smith, BAS) 40 A keystone in a changing world A hidden landscape If we were able to see beneath the ice, a very different landscape would be revealed. The lowlands that characterise East Antarctica are interrupted by subglacial highlands, the Gamburtsev Mountains that reach up to only 600 m beneath the surface of the 4 km thick ice sheet.

The name means ‘frozen crested reptile’ in reference to its polar occurrence and the unusual bony display crest on top of the skull. Large long-necked sauropod herbivores such as Apatosaurus and Brachiosaurus were also present along with the flying reptiles, the pterosaurs, that co-existed with the dinosaurs during the Mesozoic. The success of the dinosaurs was quick and striking, and seems to have been associated with equally striking climate and floral changes. The Dicroidium flora gave way to a conifer-dominated plant assemblage, which was to flourish for much of the period of the dinosaurs.

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