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Antarctica and the global jigsaw – a centennial perspective

Walton, D.W.H.. 2005 Antarctica and the global jigsaw – a centennial perspective. Archives of Natural History, 32 (2). 394-401.

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Abstract/Summary

Historical perspectives have shown how several scientific disciplines have developed their Antarctic component over the last century. Antarctic science has changed from a secondary activity of privately organised expeditions by a few countries to a major international activity supported by over 30 countries and and making a major contribution to Earth System Science and the improvement of global climate models. What was once a backwater of science is now in the main stream and the seminal contributions of the Discovery expedition and others from the "Heroic Age" of exploration are now becoming clear.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Well Found Laboratory
ISSN: 0260-9541
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NORA Subject Terms: General > History of Science
Date made live: 21 Jan 2008 15:17
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2038

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