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The European Antarctic : science and strategy in Scandinavia and the British Empire

Author: Peder Roberts
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This is the first transnational study of British, Norwegian, and Swedish engagement with the Antarctic, from the years before the Great War to the early years of the Cold War. Rather than charting how Europeans unveiled the Antarctic, it uses the history of Antarctic activity as a window into the political and cultural worlds of twentieth-century Britain and Scandinavia. Science was a resource for states attempting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peder Roberts
ISBN: 9780230115910 0230115918
OCLC Number: 704384728
Description: xvii, 266 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Science, commerce, and the state --
Imperial science in the Antarctic --
The union of hunting and research --
Ivory towers and icy frontiers --
The (re)invention of a Swedish tradition --
A successful failure --
The Cold War comes to the coldest continent --
Epilogue : A continent for performing science.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Responsibility: Peder Roberts.
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