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Science and the Canadian Arctic: A Century of Exploration, 1818 1918

Trevor H. Levere

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521419336 / ISBN 13: 9780521419338
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Title: Science and the Canadian Arctic: A Century ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Hardcover. 454 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.This is a study of the nature and role of science in the exploration of the Canadian Arctic. It covers the century that began with the British Royal Naval expeditions of 1818 and ends with the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918. Professor Levere focuses on the imperialistic dimensions and nationalistic aspirations that informed arctic science, and situates its rise in the context of economic and military history of nineteenth and early twentieth century Europe and North America. Accessibly written and prodigously researched, Science and the Canadian Arctic should appeal to an audience of historians, environmental scientists, and anyone interested in the Arctic. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521419338

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Synopsis: This is a study of the nature and role of science in the exploration of the Canadian Arctic. It covers the century that began with the British Royal Naval expeditions of 1818 and ended with the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913?18. Professor Levere focuses on the imperialistic dimensions and nationalistic aspirations that informed arctic science, and situates its rise in the context of economic and military history of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe and North America. Accessibly written and prodigiously researched, Science and the Canadian Arctic is of interest to an audience of historians, environmental scientists and anyone interested in the Arctic.

Book Description: ' ? this extensively researched book is both a readable and recommended addition to the bookshelf'. The Geographical Journal

'Levere will edify you and engage you.' Gregory A. Good, Science

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