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From Pole to Pole

Implications and Consequences of Anthropogenic Pollution in Polar Environments

Editors: Kallenborn, Roland (Ed.)

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  • Gives an overview of the 4th Polar Year 
    Provides new evaluations of the Polar Years from the view of the 21st century

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The first evidence on the adverse effects of organic pollutants on Arctic ecosystems was provided by international research initiatives more than 30 years ago. Today, the indigenous people of the North are considered to be affected by exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and metals through their traditional marine food sources. The occurrence of pollutants of emerging concern in remote Polar environments is considered an essential criterion for prioritising this (largely neglected) type of contamination in national, international and global regulation schemes. 

 

Initiated during the first international Polar Years (IPY 2007-2009) and continued afterwards, 11 representative initiatives and projects are summarised as chapters in this book, which highlights today’s interdisciplinary research on POPs in the Polar environment. The individual chapters describe in detail the consequences, priorities and perspectives of international research on POPs (legacy and emerging xenobiotics), its implications for regulations and scientific priorities including societal and cultural developments in the Arctic, as well as conservation priorities in Antarctica.

 

This book is intended for all readers interested in learning more about modern research on environmental pollutants in the Polar environments (with a strong focus on Arctic environments). The impacts of pollution and climate change on Polar regions and the world as a whole will continue to be felt for many years to come. Sound science is, thus, vital in order to underpin actions that need to be taken at the global, regional and local levels. This book contributes to this highly relevant, interdisciplinary environmental scientific endeavour.

 

 

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“This multi-authored book provides a critical analysis of research on the human-made pollution transported from the middle and central latitude regions. … Each chapter offers an abundance of current primary resources and presents the science without bias or sensationalism. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers. Good for environmental science research and policy collections.” (B. R. Shmaefsky, Choice, Vol. 54 (6), February, 2017)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Implications and Consequences of Anthropogenic Pollution in Polar Environments
Editors
  • Roland Kallenborn
Series Title
From Pole to Pole
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12315-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12315-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12314-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-56849-1
Series ISSN
2193-7338
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 259
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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