Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events /

This comprehensive list of Antarctic expeditions includes details of all expeditions for purposes of exploration, scientific research, whaling, sealing and tourism, to the Antarctic continent and islands of the Southern Ocean, as well as lists of international laws and treaties relating to Antarctic...

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Main Author: Headland, Robert, 1944- (Author)
Format: Book
Published:Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Series:Studies in polar research.
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This new Antarctic handbook from the Scott Polar Research Institute is a major expansion of a 1945 chronology of Antarctic events compiled by Brian Roberts for the British Foreign Office, first published in the Polar Record, then issued as a separate by the Institute (Cambridge, UK, 1958). The work chronicles voyages, maps, territorial claims, treaties, scientific and geographic discoveries, Antarctic Treaty meetings, and meetings of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. The Antarctic is defined as the region south of the 60th parallel south and a few sub-Antarctic islands. Each of the book's 3,300 entries provides a brief description of an event, names of people, ships, and sponsoring institutions, as well as source citations. The introductory text includes a summary history, a precis of the Antarctic Treaty, and a list of signatories; there are small but informative maps, a few statistical graphs, photographs, a bibliography of major sources (predominantly British), and an excellent index. This is an invaluable reference book for any investigation of Antarctic history. Both public and academic libraries at all levels. -D. W. Heron, Stanford University

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