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Antarctica

Author: David Day
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Series: What everyone needs to know.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" In this addition to the What Everyone Needs to Know® series, David Day examines the most forbidding and formidably inaccessible continent on Earth. For over a century following its discovery by European explorers in 1820, Antarctica played host to competing claims by rival nations vying for access to the frozen land's vast marine resources -- namely the skins and oils of seals and whales. Though the Antarctic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Day
ISBN: 9780190641313 0190641312 9780190641320 0190641320
OCLC Number: 1050133602
Description: ix, 196 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: First Contact --
The race for Antarctica in the twentieth century --
Imperial Rivalry --
War on the Ice --
Science and Discovery --
Commercial activity in postwar Antarctica --
The Antarctic Treaty of 1959--
Global Warming --
The Future of Antarctica.
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.
Responsibility: David Day.

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An accessible and unfortunately timely introduction to the world's melting continent, Antarctica  Read more...

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