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Kirtland Community College Library G 870 .M37 2013 30775305483274 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781921719578 (hbk)
  • ISBN: 1921719575 (hbk)
  • Physical Description: print
    280 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: [Kenthurst, NSW], Australia : Rosenberg Publishing, 2013.

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General Note: Previously published: Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press, 1996.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: In a beautiful frozen world -- Early images and contacts -- Exploitation and exploration: 1775-1893 -- The first continental exporations: 1898-1918 -- Claimed, exploited and occupied: 1920-1945 -- The evolution of the Antarctic Treaty: 1940-1960 -- From Antarctic Treaty to Madrid Protocol: 1960-1990 -- After the Madrid Protocol: 1991 -- Free of all loneliness.
Summary, etc.: Martin, writer and historian, provides an illustrated history of Antarctica from its prehistory and geography to its early modern and contemporary presence in literature, politics, and science, and elucidates the varied experiences of humanity with the continent. Antarctica experience takes on a deeply personal, spiritual tone: icecaps become metaphors, birds such as snow petrels become symbols of hope and contact, the trip becomes a metaphysical journey and profound experiences emerge in the stories and narratives. Both broad and detailed, the work provides a useful lens through which to view the development of contemporary science, politics and environmental action in the context of this important region.
Subject: Antarctica History
Antarctica Discovery and exploration
Discoveries in geography
Antarctica
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