Heard Island: Two Centuries of Change, and More Coming


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Heard Island: Two Centuries of Change, and More Coming Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer International Publishing AG
Illustrations and other contents: Approx. 400 p. Language: English ISBN: 9783031203428 Categories: ,

This highly illustrated book is a compendium of results from the first scientific expedition to Heard Island in 15 years, augmented by a description of the expedition itself: the motivations, goals, plans, activities during the 3-week stay on the island, and post-expedition activities. It stands as an important description of this extremely remote site that is changing rapidly as a result of climate change. Heard Island is a World Heritage Site, but it has been about 15 years since the last major investigation of this rapidly changing island. There are currently no future planned extensive investigations of the site; hence this monograph will be an important historical link between the past observations and presumed eventual futures ones.

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Author Biography

Robert William Schmieder is an American scientist and explorer. Schmieder has had a multidisciplinary career, broadly divided between physics and related physical sciences, and natural science and exploration. In most of his projects, he created and led teams of both professional scientists and volunteers. His work is documented in about 100 technical publications and 10 books. Among his most significant work was the invention of laser spark spectroscopy (now commercialized), the formulation of nanologic (the use of nanoscale devices in computers), and the concept of underwater islands (which led to designation of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary).