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The Antarctic Treaty of 1959

The Antarctic Treaty of 1959  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0007
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Why were the Russians and other claimants suddenly prepared in the late 1950s to reach agreement on the governance of Antarctica? The onset of the Cold War and the arrival of ... More
Commercial Activity in Postwar Antarctica

Commercial Activity in Postwar Antarctica  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0006
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Why did postwar whaling peter out so quickly? The lack of Antarctic whaling activity during World War II allowed whale stocks to begin recovering. But it didn’t take long for ... More
First Contact

First Contact  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0001
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How did Antarctica become the desolate, ice-cloaked continent we know today? Hundreds of millions of years ago, Antarctica was part of a much bigger continent. Dubbed “Gondwana” or ... More
The Future of Antarctica

The Future of Antarctica  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0009
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What agreements are in place for the protection of Antarctic marine life? There are three agreements that are designed to protect marine life in the seas around Antarctica. The ... More
Global Warming

Global Warming  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0008
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How vulnerable to climate change are Antarctica’s fauna? Antarctica’s fauna are very vulnerable to climate change. All we have to do is look at the penguins. With the recent ... More
Imperial Rivalry

Imperial Rivalry  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0003
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How did nations justify their claim to territories they were not occupying? As the windiest, coldest, and driest continent on the planet, Antarctica poses great challenges for ... More
Overview

Overview  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0025
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Antarctica is the driest, coldest, and windiest continent on Earth. It is also the most inhospitable, being almost totally covered by an ice sheet that is up to 5 kilometers (3 miles) deep. ... More
The Race for Antarctica in the Twentieth Century

The Race for Antarctica in the Twentieth Century  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0002
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What caused a boom in Antarctic whaling in the late nineteenth century? The 1860s and 1870s saw a decline in whaling when kerosene largely replaced whale oil for heating and ... More
Science and Discovery

Science and Discovery  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0005
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What role has science played in the discovery and fate of the Antarctic? Science was a motivating factor in the dispatch of the earliest expeditions to Antarctica. In the ... More
War on the Ice

War on the Ice  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0004
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Why did Nazi Germany send an expedition to Antarctica? Although Germany had been involved in Antarctic exploration since the early twentieth century, its expeditions failed to meet ... More

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