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Encyclopedia of the Antarctic

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic

  • Author: Beau Riffenburgh
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415970245
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1146
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Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations. This reference brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues, and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic.

Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions [2 volumes]

Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions [2 volumes]

  • Author: Andrew J. Hund
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610693930
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 848
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This one-stop reference is a perfect resource for anyone interested in the North and South Poles, whether their interest relates to history, wildlife, or the geography of these regions in the news today. • Introduces natural phenomena and flora and fauna found at the North and South Pole regions • Discusses current concerns related to climate change and its impact on the polar regions • Furnishes students with an understanding of territorial claims and political issues surrounding the North and South Poles • Includes cross-references to enable readers to draw connections between topics • Offers further readings at the end of each entry as well as a Guide to Related Topics to stimulate student research

Antarctica

Antarctica

  • Author: Dr. Diana Prince
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1524640980
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 78
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This is a book about the breathtaking beauty of Antarctica. In the pristine blue waters at the bottom of the earth, this land of ice is stunning in its grandeur. This book is also about the courage of explorers who have risked their lives. And in the impenetrable ice, there lies another worldan enchanting land of creatures, unusual and beautiful, who have made this place their home.

Antarctic

Antarctic

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antarctica
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Antarctica

Antarctica

A Biography

  • Author: David Day
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199323623
  • Category: History
  • Page: 624
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Since the first sailing ships spied the Antarctic coastline in 1820, the frozen continent has captured the world's imagination. David Day's brilliant biography of Antarctica describes in fascinating detail every aspect of this vast land's history--two centuries of exploration, scientific investigation, and contentious geopolitics. Drawing from archives from around the world, Day provides a sweeping, large-scale history of Antarctica. Focusing on the dynamic personalities drawn to this unconquered land, the book offers an engaging collective biography of explorers and scientists battling the elements in the most hostile place on earth. We see intrepid sea captains picking their way past icebergs and pushing to the edge of the shifting pack ice, sanguinary sealers and whalers drawn south to exploit "the Penguin El Dorado," famed nineteenth-century explorers like Scott and Amundson in their highly publicized race to the South Pole, and aviators like Clarence Ellsworth and Richard Byrd, flying over great stretches of undiscovered land. Yet Antarctica is also the story of nations seeking to incorporate the Antarctic into their national narratives and to claim its frozen wastes as their own. As Day shows, in a place as remote as Antarctica, claiming land was not just about seeing a place for the first time, or raising a flag over it; it was about mapping and naming and, more generally, knowing its geographic and natural features. And ultimately, after a little-known decision by FDR to colonize Antarctica, claiming territory meant establishing full-time bases on the White Continent. The end of the Second World War would see one last scramble for polar territory, but the onset of the International Geophysical Year in 1957 would launch a cooperative effort to establish scientific bases across the continent. And with the Antarctic Treaty, science was in the ascendant, and cooperation rather than competition was the new watchword on the ice. Tracing history from the first sighting of land up to the present day, Antarctica is a fascinating exploration of this deeply alluring land and man's struggle to claim it.

Who's who in Japan

Who's who in Japan

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Japan
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Who's who in Japan, with Manchouko and China

Who's who in Japan, with Manchouko and China

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Japan
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THE WHO'S WHO IN JAPAN

THE WHO'S WHO IN JAPAN

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Japan Times & Mail

Japan Times & Mail

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The Japan Chronicle

The Japan Chronicle

Weekly Edition

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  • Category: Japan
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