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Health of Antarctic Wildlife

Knowles R. Kerry

Published by Springer-Verlag Gmbh Aug 2009, 2009
ISBN 10: 3540939229 / ISBN 13: 9783540939221
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Title: Health of Antarctic Wildlife

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Aug 2009

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Buch

Book Condition: Neu


Neuware - comprehensively up to date. We are most grateful to these authors and to those we recruited to write the additional chapters necessary to fill the significant gaps. We acknowledge also the sacrifice of some who presented results of original research and have thus suffered a longer time than usual to publication. The timing of publication however has provided the opportunity to highlight recent discussions and resolutions made within the Antarctic Treaty forum to protect wildlife against disease and to include responses by Government and non-Government operators in Antarctica. These developments mostly followed from the Workshop on Diseases of Antarctic Wildlife. The book comprises 17 chapters presented in two parts. Wildlife disease consists of reviews, case studies and health assessments, and External factors covers the environmental, administrative and legal aspects. Each chapter is complete and c- tains all references. Six important documents are provided as Appendices. These present methods, reviews and other documents which are referred to in one or more chapters but are not readily available. There are many related topics we have been unable to cover that would enhance the understanding of health and disease processes in Antarctica. While we ackno- edge their importance they are outside the scope of the present volume. Such topics include epidemiology, new and emerging infectious diseases and the effects of climate change. These topics are referred to in the various chapters where ref- ences to source material are given. 470 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783540939221

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Synopsis: This book provides a broad assessment of the health of Antarctica's and seals. It is set against the background of available scientific and environmental information and the political and administrative processes in place. 17 chapters are presented in two parts: "Wildlife Disease" consists of reviews, case studies and health assessments. "External Factors" covers the environmental, administrative and legal aspects. The term health is used in its widest sense to encompass the normal state and those factors which detract from it including both infectious and non-infectious causes.A must for veterinary and biological scientists, policy makers and administrators whose job it is to protect Antarctica's wildlife against the introduction or spread of diseases by human activities.

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