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Antarctica: A Biography

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By: David Day(Author)
640 pages, 16 plates with b/w photos and b/w illustrations
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"This is an intoxicating book by Australia's greatest historian" - Peter Fitzimons
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  • Antarctica: A Biography ISBN: 9780199670550 Hardback Jan 2013 Out of Print #199236
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About this book

For centuries it was suspected that there must be an undiscovered continent in the southern hemisphere. But explorers failed to find one. On his second voyage to the Pacific, Captain Cook sailed further south than any of his rivals but still failed to sight land.

It was not until 1820 that the continent's frozen coast was finally sighted. Territorial rivalry intensified in the 1840s when British, American, and French expeditions sailed south to chart further portions of the continent that had come to be called Antarctica. For the nearly two centuries since, the race to claim exclusive possession of Antarctica has gripped the imagination of the world.

Antarctica: A Biography is the first ever major international history of this forbidding continent – from the eighteenth century voyages of discovery to the fierce rivalries of today, as governments, scientists, environmentalists, and oil companies compete for control. On one level it is the story of explorers battling the elements in the most hostile place on earth as they strive for personal triumph, commercial gain, and national glory. On a deeper level, it is the story of nations seeking to incorporate the Antarctic into their own national stories – and to claim its frozen wastes as their own.
 

Contents

Preface

1: 1770s
2: 1780-1820
3: 1821-1838
4: 1839-1843
5: 1843-1895
6: 1895-1906
7: 1907-1912
8: 1912-1918
9: 1919-1926
10: 1926-1928
11: 1929-1930
12: 1931-1933
13: 1934-1936
14: 1937-1938
15: 1939-1941
16: 1941-1945
17: 1945-1947
18: 1948-1951
19: 1952-1956
20: 1957-1960
21: 1961-2012

Epilogue
Endnotes
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Index

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Biography

David Day was a research fellow at Clare College, Cambridge, and Professor of Australian History at University College Dublin before taking up a Senior Research Fellowship at La Trobe University in Melbourne, where he is currently an Honorary Associate in the History Program. His many books include best-selling histories of the Second World War, biographies of Australian prime ministers, and a study of Winston Churchill and Robert Menzies that has been made into a television documentary. His books have won or been short-listed for several literary prizes, with his history of Australia, Claiming a Continent, winning the prestigious non-fiction prize at the Adelaide Festival. His last book, Conquest: How Societies Overwhelm Others (2008, also published by Oxford University Press), appeared to acclaim in Australia, Britain, and the United States, and has been translated into several languages.

Out of Print
By: David Day(Author)
640 pages, 16 plates with b/w photos and b/w illustrations
NHBS
"This is an intoxicating book by Australia's greatest historian" - Peter Fitzimons
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"This is an intoxicating book by Australia's greatest historian"
- Peter Fitzimons

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