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The Seventh Continent: Antarctica in a Resource Age

Series: RFF Global Environment and Development Set

By: Deborah Shapley (Author)

315 pages, b/w illustrations

Resources for the Future

Hardback | Jan 2011 | #201770 | ISBN-13: 9781617260483
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The Seventh Continent: Antarctica in a Resource Age was originally published in 1986.

"An authoritative political analysis as well as a guide for future actions the US might consider taking with regard to Antarctica [...] Abundantly illustrated and carefully documented, this well-written volume is a must for libraries across the US and abroad Choice Shapley has produced a superb book about Antarctica that successfully focuses on the continent's role in international affairs and also provides a beautifully written summary of the continent's history, science, resources, and politics. Her ability to cover so much material in one volume without superficiality is astonishing. The result is a book that will be of interest to the general reader as well as the specialist."
- Eugene B. Skolnikoff, Director of the Center for International Studies, MIT

"What will Antarctica become? A wilderness preserve? A scientific laboratory? A model of economic cooperation between industrial and developing countries? A polar oil field? Shapley focuses on the continent's role in international affairs as a resource contender [...] The Antarctic Treaty (1961) with 12 original signatory countries has held the web of political interests in balance thus far, but many disparate forces are impinging on the treaty [...] Shapley offers suggestions and solutions in this well-documented text. Recommended."
- Diane M. Brown, UC Berkeley

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