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The Resource South Pole, Elizabeth Leane

South Pole, Elizabeth Leane

Label
South Pole
Title
South Pole
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Leane
Title variation
South Pole
Title variation remainder
nature and culture
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Geographic South Pole is a place of paradox. It is a point around which the Earth, quite literally, pivots; yet it has a habit of falling off the edge of our maps. An invisible spot on a high, featureless ice plateau, the Pole has no obvious material value, but is nonetheless a much sought-after location. The endpoint of exploration's most famous 'race' between teams led by Robert F. Scott and Roald Amundsen, the Pole has more recently become a favoured destination of 'extreme' tourists. Like the whole of Antarctica, '90 South' does not belong to any nation, but six national claims meet there, and for nearly sixty years the US has occupied the site with a series of scientific stations. The Pole is a deeply political place. In South Pole Elizabeth Leane explores the important challenges that this strange place poses to humanity. What is its lure? How and why should people live there? How can creative artists respond to its apparent blankness? What can it teach us about our planet and ourselves? Along the way, she considers the absurdities and banalities of human engagement with the Pole. Ranging from the ancient Greeks to the present, and featuring spectacular images of the South Pole, this book offers a fascinating history of the symbolic 'heart' of the Antarctic
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Leane, Elizabeth
Dewey number
998.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G860
LC item number
.L386 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Earth series
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  • South Pole
  • South Pole
  • South Pole
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Human ecology
  • Antarctica
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Social aspects
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Forschung
  • Südpol
Label
South Pole, Elizabeth Leane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Where is the South Pole? -- Maps and mythologies -- Polar imaginations -- Pole-hunting -- Settling in at 'Ninety South' -- Highest, coldest, driest...? -- Looking up and looking down -- South Polar politics -- Pictures of nothingness -- Adventurers and extreme tourists
Control code
ocn920722023
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781780235967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o920722023
  • (OCoLC)920722023
Label
South Pole, Elizabeth Leane
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Where is the South Pole? -- Maps and mythologies -- Polar imaginations -- Pole-hunting -- Settling in at 'Ninety South' -- Highest, coldest, driest...? -- Looking up and looking down -- South Polar politics -- Pictures of nothingness -- Adventurers and extreme tourists
Control code
ocn920722023
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781780235967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o920722023
  • (OCoLC)920722023

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