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Author Meduna, Veronika.
Title Secrets of the ice : Antarctica's clues to climate, the universe, and the limits of life / Veronika Meduna.
Published New Haven : Yale University Press , 2012.
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 Floor4  QH84.2 .M43 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 225 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-218) and index.
Contents A land of ice -- Uncovering the past -- Life on ice -- True Antarcticans -- Oasis in a frozen desert -- Beyond the ice.
Summary Antarctica is the only continent without permanent human habitation, yet it may hold the key to our survival. Meduna shows how geologists and glaciologists learn about the implications of today's climate change for the future; how scientists study migration patterns of emperor penguins or examine the microbial evidence that may reveal how life evolved on Earth-- and what it may look like on other planets.
Subject Ecology -- Antarctica.
Climatic changes -- Antarctica.
Antarctica -- Environmental conditions.
Scientific expeditions -- Antarctica.
Antarctica -- Research.
Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration.
ISBN 9780300187007 (hardcover)
0300187009 (hardcover)
OCLC number 785865150