Encyclopedia of the Antarctic, Volume 1

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Beau Riffenburgh
Taylor & Francis, 2007 - History - 1146 pages
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The Antarctic is unique, geographically, politically, and scientifically. It is the most remote, hostile, and dangerous continent, while at the same time it is the most pristine and least developed. Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a Treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations.

The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic. No comparable book currently exists for this region.

The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic discusses scientific activities and topics, but the 'human element' is also a significant part of the work, with entries on history, politics, legal issues, national research programs, scientific bases, historic huts, the United Nation's 'Question of Antarctica,' compliance with the Environmental Protocol, and tourism.
  

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Edited by historian Riffenburgh (associate, Univ. of Cambridge, Scott Polar Research Inst.), this encyclopedia endeavors to "cover the entire scope of Antarctic knowledge" with close to 500 articles ... Read full review

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Contents

A
1
B
123
C
209
D
321
E
355
F
383
G
427
H
479
N
659
O
679
P
701
R
787
S
827
T
983
U
1013
V
1033

I
495
J
559
K
565
L
581
M
605
W
1047
Y
1103
Z
1105
Back cover
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About the author (2007)

Beau Riffenburgh is an historian specialising in exploration, particularly that of the Antarctic, Arctic, and Africa. Born in California, he earned his doctorate at Cambridge University, following which he joined the staff at the Scott Polar Research Institute, where he served for 14 years as the editor of "Polar Record. "He is the author of the highly regarded "Nimrod: " "Ernest Shackleton and the Extraordinary Story of the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition "and" The Myth of the Explorer. "He also served as Editor of the "Encyclopedia of the Antarctic.

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