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History of Antarctic Science

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ISBN-10: 0521673372

ISBN-13: 9780521673372

Edition: 2005

Authors: G. E. Fogg, Margaret Thatcher, L. C. Bliss, Arthur C. Clarke, D. J. Drewry

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Antarctica has long provided scientists with a unique window for the observation of the natural world. This text draws together a history of science in Antarctica.
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List price: $101.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 508
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Margaret Thatcher born October 13, 1925, died on April 8, 2013. Margaret Thatcher was known as Britian's "Iron Lady." She was the the first woman ever to serve as Prime Minister of Great Britain; she served from 1979 to 1990 as leader of the Conservative Party, the longest-running prime minister of the 20th Century. During her time as prime minister, she focused on the characteristics of moral absolutism, nationalism, and the rights of the individual versus that of the state --- declaring, "There is no such thing as society" in 1987. Thatcher had a close working relationship with U.S. President Reagan, with whom she shared similar conservative views. Many saw her as the British counterpart…    

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…    

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The science of the early explorations
The national expeditions of 1828 to 1845
Averted interest and consolidation
The modern period - logistics and material
The modern period - the involvement with politics
The sciences of the Antarctic seas
The earth sciences
The sciences of atmosphere and geospace
Land-based biology
Man and the Antarctic environment
Some concluding comments
References
Index