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A biography of iceberg B09B


Leane, E and Maddison, B, A biography of iceberg B09B, Australian Humanities Review, (63) pp. 99-115. ISSN 1835-8063 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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ICEBERGS HAVE TAKEN ON DRAMATIC NEW MEANINGS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE. THEY HAVE long been used as metaphors for an immensity present but unseen, but in the age of anthropogenic warming they also metonymically suggest unstable icesheets, shrinking glaciers and rising seas. Outside of scientific discourse, however, icebergs tend to be considered as a collective, interesting both in their symbolism and materiality, but rarely treated as individual objects with their own histories and futures.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:iceberg, biography, environmental humanities, ice, Antarctica, polar, Anthropocene
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Environmental history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Leane, E (Professor Elizabeth Leane)
ID Code:130988
Year Published:2018
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT120100402)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-02-25
Last Modified:2019-03-07

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