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The Antarctic: a very short introduction


Haward, M, The Antarctic: a very short introduction, Polar Journal, 3, (2) pp. 466-468. ISSN 2154-896X (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/2154896X.2013.846972


The front matter of this book clearly states the rationale for the series and specific topic. OUP’s Very short introduction series "are for anyone wanting a stimulating and accessible way in to a new subject. They are written by experts …". This volume clearly satisfies both these grounds. Klaus Dodds has extensive background in Antarctic scholarship, focusing on geopolitics, and this volume has produced a broad-based and very readable account. Dodds recognizes the inherent challenge of such a publisher’s brief – noting that "writing a Very Short Introduction to Antarctica is a task not for the faint-hearted" (xi). Much has to be excluded or summarized, and thus a reviewer’s task needs to be matched to the focus of the work.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:book review, Antarctic
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental education and extension
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Haward, M (Professor Marcus Haward)
ID Code:121397
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2017-09-27
Last Modified:2018-05-08

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