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High Arctic Extreme Science

Environmental Research from the Trans-Ellesmere Island Ski Expedition

by (author) Robert L. France

Publisher
Libri Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2010
Category
Environmental Science
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780981243405
    Publish Date
    Apr 2010
    List Price
    $26.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781927043059
    Publish Date
    Apr 2010
    List Price
    $24.99

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Recalling a time when polar expeditions were equal parts adventure and academic discovery, this book pays tribute to the 1990 Trans-Ellesmere Island ski expedition, the first human-powered, non-Inuit, lengthwise crossing of one of the largest islands in the High Arctic. Since the expedition, the observations and measurements from the trek have produced more than a dozen groundbreaking articles on environmental contamination, wildlife distribution, and garbage littering. These studies?together with previously unpublished research findings and with many astounding photographs?are collected under a single cover for the first time.

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Contributor Notes

Robert L. France is a leading environmental scholar who has taught at Ca’Foscari University, Harvard University, and McGill University. He is the author of numerous journal articles and the author or editor of several books, including Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design, Facilitating Watershed Management, and Wetlands of Mass Destruction.

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