Antarctica and the Arctic Circle [2 volumes]: A Geographic by Andrew Jon Hund

By Andrew Jon Hund

Global warming, a scorching subject between students of geography and technology, has ended in elevated curiosity in learning the earth's polar ice caps, which appear to be melting at an alarming cost. This obtainable, two-volume encyclopedia lays a starting place for realizing international warming and different matters with regards to the North and South Poles. nearly 350 alphabetically prepared, straightforward entries deal with key phrases and subject matters, vital expeditions, significant figures, territorial disputes, and masses more.

Readers will locate info at the explorations of prepare dinner, Scott, Amundsen, and Peary; articles on humpback whales, penguins, and polar bears; and motives of normal phenomena just like the Aurora Australis and the polar evening. excursion tourism is roofed, as is weather swap. excellent for top university and undergraduate scholars learning geography, social stories, heritage, and earth technology, the encyclopedia will supply a greater realizing of those distant and strange lands and their position in contemporary world.

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Long. The craft was used for hunting and was sturdy enough that a hunter could stand up in it. The baidara is a large skin boat made of walrus skin and used as a transport boat for warriors to combat or families and their belongings to other islands. Other than the highly maneuverable baidarka, Aleuts hunted small sea mammals with throwing boards equipped with harpoons and barbed dart tips. The Aleuts used three different harpoons: a simple, togglehead, and a throwing lance (for large sea mammals and in combat).

The Fox dialect (sometimes called „Unalaskan‰) is spoken in the Eastern Aleutian, Pribilof, Fox, and Shumagin island areas. The Atkan dialect is spoken on the Bering and Atka Islands. The Attuan dialect is extinct. Sailing and Navigation The Aleuts are widely known for their sailing and navigation abilities and utilized two types of skin boats: a baidarka and a baidara. A baidarka is a small one or a two-person boat made from sea lion skin similar to an Eskimo/Inuit kayak but more aerodynamic. ) long.

The amendments also prevented undeveloped land from being taken over as a result of corporation debt or bankruptcy. Mortgaged land was not included in the amendments. S. IRS, eminent domain rights, and unpaid obligations on resource revenues shared with all regional corporations. An amendment in 1998, titled the ANCSA Land Bank Protection Act of 1998 (PL 105ă333) allowed the undeveloped land to be placed in a trust. Prior to 1991, ANCSA prohibited shareholder stock from being transferred to non-Natives via inheritance.

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