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Globalizing polar science : reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical years

Author: Roger D Launius; James Rodger Fleming; David H DeVorkin
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year represented a remarkable international collaborative scientific effort that was focused on, but not limited to, understanding the Earth's poles. This groundbreaking collection redresses the surprising failure of historians to explore beyond even a cursory manner the richness of the IPYs and IGY as sites of historical and scientific study. In doing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger D Launius; James Rodger Fleming; David H DeVorkin
ISBN: 9780230105324 0230105327 9780230105331 0230105335
OCLC Number: 500819557
Description: xii, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A polar perspective / Michael Aaron Dennis --
Making science global? Coordinated enterprises in nineteenth-century science / Marc Rothenberg --
Publishing arctic science in the nineteenth century : the case of the first International Polar Year / Philip N. Cronenwett --
Toward the poles : a historiography of scientific exploration during the International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year / Roger D. Launius --
Going global in polar exploration : nineteenth-century American and British nationalism and peacetime science / Christopher Carter --
Swedish polar policies from the first International Polar Year to the present / Lisbeth Lewander --
The polar years and Japan / William R. Stevenson --
China and the International Geophysical Year / Zuoyue Wang and Jiuchen Zhang --
Approaching the southern hemisphere : the German pathway in the nineteenth century / Cornelia Lüdecke --
Sydney Chapman : dynamo behind the International Geophysical Year / Gregory A. Good --
Lloyd Berkner and the International Geophysical Year proposal in context : with some comments onthe implications for the Comité Spéciale de l'Année Géophysique Internationale, CSAGI, request for launching earth orbiting satellites / Allan A. Needell --
Polar and global meteorology in the career of Harry Wexler, 1933-62 / James Rodger Fleming --
Science, environment, and sovereignty : the International Geophysical Year in the Antarctic Peninsula region / Adrian Howkins --
The International Geophysical Year in Antarctica : a triumph of "apolitical" science, politics, and peace / Dian Olson Belanger --
Tracking diplomacy : the International Geophysical Year and American Scientific and Technical Exchange with East Asia / Teasel Muir-Harmony --
Geodesy, time, and the Markowitz Moon Camera Program : an interwoven international geophysical year story / Steven J. Dick --
The International Geophysical Year and planetary science / Erik M. Conway --
Polar politics, historical narratives, and Saami prehistory / Noel D. Broadbent --
Stratospheric ozone depletion and greenhouse gases since the International Geophysical Year : F. Sherwood Rowland and the evolution of earth science / Dasan M. Thamattoor.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsibility: edited by Roger D. Launius, James Roger Fleming, and David H. DeVorkin.
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