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Book Review: The Dawning of Antarctica: Through Exploration to Occupation


Allison, I, Book Review: The Dawning of Antarctica: Through Exploration to Occupation, Antarctic Science, 34, (5) pp. 401-402. ISSN 0954-1020 (2022) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/S0954102022000311


This extremely comprehensive record of the human history of the exploration of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic Southern Ocean covers pre-discovery speculation, early circumnavigations in the Southern Hemisphere, commercial sealing and whaling in the Southern Ocean, the ‘Heroic Age’ of Antarctic exploration, the ‘Inter-war Year’ expeditions and the pre-modern era leading to the 1957–1958 International Geophysical Year (IGY). This history ends after the IGY, when the Antarctic had been basically ‘explored’ and was ‘occupied’ by permanent stations.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:Antarctic exploration
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Historical studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Allison, I (Dr Ian Allison)
ID Code:154901
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Australian Antarctic Program Partnership
Deposited On:2023-01-18
Last Modified:2023-01-18

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