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Author Thomas, David N. (David Neville), 1962-

Title Frozen oceans : the floating world of pack ice / David N. Thomas
Published London : Natural History Museum, [2004]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  551.46132 Tho/Fot  AVAILABLE
Description 224 pages : illustrations (mostly color), maps (mostly color) ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents 1. What is pack ice? -- 2. What happens when seawater freezes? -- 3. Pack-ice regions of the world -- 4. Life within a block of ice -- 5. Microbiology inside the ice -- 6. Animals in and around the ice -- 7. Life under the ice -- 8. Mammals, birds and the ice -- 9. Studying the pack ice -- 10. Pack ice: threats and potential -- Maps -- Glossary
Summary David Thomas' lively and readable text conveys his excitement at the unique relationships between living communities and the ice. He provides a detailed and up-to-date background to the complex structure of the ice itself and its role as a major global habitat
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-222) and index
Subject Ecology -- Polar regions.
Marine ecology.
Ocean-atmosphere interaction.
Extreme environments.
Marine organisms -- Climatic factors.
Sea ice.
Antarctic Regions -- Ecology.
Arctic regions -- Ecology.
Author Natural History Museum (London, England)
LC no. 2006270054
ISBN 0565091883 hardback
0643090878 CSIRO
1554070007 Firefly
Other Titles Floating world of pack ice