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At the ends of the earth : a history of the polar regions

Author: Kieran Mulvaney
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press/Shearwater Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For thousands of years, the polar regions have been a source of intrigue and fascination; even today-despite having been thoroughly mapped and explored, despite being home to permanent human settlements and scientific stations-they remain places of mystery. Remote, cold, barren, and inhospitable, they nonetheless exert an undeniable hold on the human imagination. At the ends of the earth is a natural and human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mulvaney, Kieran.
At the ends of the earth.
Washington, DC : Island Press/Shearwater Books, 2001
(OCoLC)988064573
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kieran Mulvaney
ISBN: 1559639083 9781559639088
OCLC Number: 46474075
Description: 286 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Poles Apart 9 --
Chapter 2 Hunting ther Bowhead 27 --
Chapter 3 Terra Incognita 63 --
Chapter 4 So Remorseless a Havoc 89 --
Chapter 5 The Last Wilderness 117 --
Chapter 6 Crude Awakening 161 --
Chapter 7 The Ends of the Earth 199.
Responsibility: Kieran Mulvaney.
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This work is a natural and human history of the two polar regions from prehistory through centuries of European exploration to issues involving cold war politics, oil and gas drilling, tourism, and  Read more...

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