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Synopsis: This book is the first to describe the development of scientific activity in the Antarctic (as distinct from exploration) in all its aspects. Coverage spans three centuries, starting with Halley who laid the foundations of geophysics which was to be the principal driving force behind Antarctic science for most of its history. Although early researchers built up a picture of the main features of the Antarctic environment, the idea of science specific to the continent emerged only later. As the main disciplines of oceanography, earth sciences, the sciences of atmosphere and geospace, terrestrial biology, medicine, and conservation developed, the clear interactions between them within an Antarctic context led to the emergence of the holistic view of Antarctic science which we hold today. For anyone with an interest in the history, conservation or politics of this special part of the world, or in the history of the development of science, this book will provide a mine of information and will act as a rich source of reference for many years to come.
Book Description: This book describes the development of Antarctic science over three centuries against a background of advances in techniques of travelling and working in the polar environment and changing political attitudes to a remote and unknown part of the world.
Title: A History of Antarctic Science (Studies in ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Cambridge University Press, UK, 1992. Laminated Boards. Condition: As New. A very useful and detailed account. pp.xxi.483. Heavy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 009226
Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First edition. 4to, xxi, 483pp, ills, index, references, endnotes. original pictorial hard boards, with title in white on pale lavender spine. As new. Seller Inventory # 14948
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020521361133
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110521361133
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0521361133
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0521361133