By Andrew Jon Hund
Global warming, a scorching subject between students of geography and technology, has resulted in elevated curiosity in learning the earth's polar ice caps, which appear to be melting at an alarming expense. This obtainable, two-volume encyclopedia lays a origin for figuring out worldwide warming and different concerns with regards to the North and South Poles. nearly 350 alphabetically prepared, common entries deal with keywords and issues, vital expeditions, significant figures, territorial disputes, and masses more.
Readers will locate info at the explorations of cook dinner, Scott, Amundsen, and Peary; articles on humpback whales, penguins, and polar bears; and factors of traditional phenomena just like the Aurora Australis and the polar evening. day trip tourism is roofed, as is weather swap. perfect for top tuition and undergraduate scholars learning geography, social reports, background, and earth technology, the encyclopedia will supply a greater knowing of those distant and unusual lands and their position in present day world.
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Early Antarctic explorers commented unfavorably upon the Adélie penguin, noting the speciesÊ selfishness, sexual practices, and casual disregard for its own safety. George Murray Levick, part of Robert Falcon ScottÊs ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, described penguin sexual activities including rape, homosexuality, and necrophilia. This scientific paper was so controversial that it was suppressed and not published until 2012. No less a figure than Scott himself derided the birds for their fatuous conduct and pigheaded disregard for their own safety.
Peat, N. E. Richdale, the Royal Albatross, and the YellowEyed Penguin. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 2011. Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) (1971) In 1971, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) was signed into law by President Richard Nixon (Public Law [PL] 92ă203). 8 million hectares). The objective of ANCSA was to formally settle the long-standing land claims of Alaska Native groups and for Alaska to develop the recently discovered Prudhoe Bay oil field. ANSCA compensated Alaska Natives for the collaborative use of their lands and resulted in the creation of 13 regional and more than 200 village corporations.
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.