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This one-stop reference is an ideal source for someone attracted to the North and South Poles, no matter if their curiosity pertains to background, natural world, or the geography of those areas within the information today.

• 2 volumes

• Introduces common phenomena and wildlife discovered on the North and South Pole regions

• Discusses present issues on the topic of weather switch and its impression at the polar regions

• Furnishes scholars with an figuring out of territorial claims and political concerns surrounding the North and South Poles

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

• bargains extra readings on the finish of every access in addition to a advisor to similar subject matters to stimulate scholar examine

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A. Jenkins, H. Hellmer, C. Giulivi, F. Nitsche, B. Huber, and R. Guerrero. ‰ Oceanography 25, no. 3 (2012): 154ă63. , S. Jacobs, R. Larter, and K. Gohl. ‰ Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 8 (2007): Q100009. , D. Wingham, and E. Rignot. ‰ Geophysical Research Letters 31, no. 23 (2004): L23402. Antarctic Circle On January 17, 1773, the ships Resolution and Adventure, under the command of James Cook, are credited with being the first vessels to cross the Antarctic Circle. In a strict definition, the Antarctic Circle is the area south of 66° 33′ 44″ latitude.

Presently, a few hundred people speak the Aleut language, and fluent speakers are extremely rare. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) lists the Aleut language as critically endangered with 150 fluent speakers in Alaska and about 15 in Siberia (Commander Islands). The Aleut language is divided into three dialects: the Fox, Atkan, and Attuan. The Fox dialect (sometimes called „Unalaskan‰) is spoken in the Eastern Aleutian, Pribilof, Fox, and Shumagin island areas.

Fridtjof NansenÊs influence on Roald endured a lifetime. A Norwegian native born on October 10, 1861, in Store FrŒen, just north of what is now Oslo, Norway, Nansen was a prolific polymath whose international renown included champion performances on skis and ice skates, skills that supported his ventures as a primary explorer of the Greenland interior in 1888. At the helm on the Amundsen Expedition. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) 22 | Amundsen, Roald Engebrecht Gravning Crew members of the Fram measure ice depth during Roald Amundsen’s expedition to the Antarctic, about 1911.

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