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Stanley's dream : the Medical Expedition to Easter Island

Author: Jacalyn Duffin
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019]
Series: Carleton library series, 247.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1964-65, an international team of thirty-eight scientists and assistants, led by Montreal physician Stanley Skoryna, sailed to the mysterious Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to conduct an unprecedented survey of its biosphere. Born of Cold War concerns about pollution, overpopulation, and conflict, and initially conceived as the first of two trips, the project was designed to document the island's status before a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Duffin, Jacalyn.
Stanley's dream.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1091895172
Named Person: Stanley C Skoryna
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacalyn Duffin
ISBN: 0773557105 9780773557109
OCLC Number: 1065720245
Description: xx, 554 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Dream Plan for a Troubled World --
Convincing Canada, Building a Team --
The Journey Out --
Raising Camp Hilton --
The Study Begins --
Revolution, Politics, and Disease --
Plants, Animals, Mores, and Microbes --
Return of HMCS Cape Scott --
Personal and Popular Results --
The Scientific Papers Begin --
Virology, Psychology, and Return Visits --
Nógrády's Legacy and a Wonder Drug --
Forgetting METEI and the IBP --
METEI.
Series Title: Carleton library series, 247.
Responsibility: Jacalyn Duffin.

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