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The book's focus is very good and I think that many of my colleagues could benefit from reading it. On that basis, I would recommend it. Mark Brandon, Geographical

About the Author

Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London and a Visiting Fellow at St Cross College, University of Oxford. He is editor of The Geographical Journal and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was a visiting fellow at Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury and has worked with national and international polar organizations including British Antarctic Survey, Antarctica New Zealand, International Polar Foundation, and the Australian Antarctic Division. He has visited the Antarctic on four occasions, including sub-Antarctic islands such as South Georgia and South Orkneys.

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Product Details

  • Series: Very Short Introductions (Book 323)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (September 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019969768X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199697687
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.4 x 4.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,774,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alexei Nekrassov on February 24, 2013
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The author is a professor of geopolitics, and the book has strong emphasis on Antarctic governance and geopolitics. If you're interested in these topics, you will like the book more than I did. I on the other hand, would prefer the author devoted more space than he did to discovery, exploration and modern science of Antarctic.

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Defining the Antarctic 1
Discovering the Antarctic 23
Claiming and negotiating the Antarctic 48
Governing the Antarctic 69
Doing the Antarctic science 89
Exploiting and protecting the Antarctic 109
Further reading 133
Index 137
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