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Antarctica - The Next Decade Report of a Group Study Chaired by Sir Anthony Parsons

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ISBN-10: 0521331811

ISBN-13: 9780521331814

Edition: 1987

Authors: Anthony Parsons, L. C. Bliss, Arthur C. Clarke, D. J. Drewry, M. A. P. Renouf

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The Antarctic Treaty, set up in 1961 to provide a means for managing international relations in Antarctica, will be reviewed in 1991. This book considers the question of the region's future with the evergrowing international interest in the area as a source of important mineral resources. In this timely survey, a study group brought together by the David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies looks at the political and environmental questions raised by the potentially conflicting interest in Antarctica: what are the stresses internal and external, on the Antarctica Treaty system, and can it develop to cope with them? If not, what is the likely political outlook for Antarctica?…    
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Book details

List price: $122.99
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/8/1987
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 180
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, on December 16, 1917. During World War II, he served as a radar specialist in the RAF. His first published piece of fiction was Rescue Party and appeared in Astounding Science, May 1946. He graduated from King's College in London with honors in physics and mathematics, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. His first book, Prelude to Space, was published in 1951. He is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. His other works include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, The…    

Acronyms
The study group
Preface
Political map of Antarctica
Geographical map of Antarctica
The Antarctic Treaty System Under Stress?
The Antarctic Treaty I: its original and continuing value
The Antarctic Treaty II: the case for change
The Antarctic Treaty III: non-governmental organisations, conservation and the environment
Uses of Antarctica
Science
Living resources and conservation
Mineral resources
Military potential
The Future: Appendices
Notes and references
Index