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Antarctica: A Biography by David Day

By David Day

for hundreds of years it used to be suspected that there needs to be an undiscovered continent within the southern hemisphere. yet explorers did not locate one. On his moment voyage to the Pacific, Captain cook dinner sailed extra south than any of his opponents yet nonetheless didn't sight land.

It used to be no longer till 1820 that the continent's frozen coast used to be eventually sighted. Territorial contention intensified within the 1840s whilst British, American, and French expeditions sailed south to chart additional parts of the continent that had turn out to be referred to as Antarctica. For the approximately centuries when you consider that, the race to say particular ownership of Antarctica has gripped the mind's eye of the world.

Antarctica: A Biography is the 1st ever significant overseas heritage of this forbidding continent - from the eighteenth century voyages of discovery to the fierce rivalries of this present day, as governments, scientists, environmentalists, and oil businesses compete for keep watch over. On one point it's the tale of explorers fighting the weather within the so much adversarial position on the earth as they attempt for private triumph, advertisement achieve, and nationwide glory. On a deeper point, it's the tale of nations
seeking to include the Antarctic into their very own nationwide tales - and to assert its frozen wastes as their own.

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