Antarctic Sector of the Pacific. G.P. Glasby, Ed. frontier in which our knowledge is limited, even lagging 1990. 396 pp. $108.75. hardbound. Elsevier Sci- that of the Antarctic continent. One senses Glasby's ence Publishers. ISBN 0-444-885102. concern that with all the attention being given to climate and global change, little is being devoted to better understanding an area which has the potential This book is a study of the Antarctic Sector of the to play such a large role in our climate. His arguments Pacific which the editor specifies as the region be- are more than subtle and persuasive. tween Australia and South America and south of 45°S. One will find it difficult to put this book down. It reads Glasby has incorporated contributions from 15 ex- well and has an important message. It is current and perts and created an extensive review of the environ- must certainly be on the desk of anyone involved with mental disciplines as they relate to the Antarctic Sec- the polar sciences.—Donald E. Hinsman. tor. For instance, there are chapters devoted to mete- orology, physical oceanography, ice, structure and Donald E. Hinsman is the senior scientific officer for tectonics, hydrocarbon exploration and potential,
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Published: May 1, 1991
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