Mapping antarctica, 1st ed. 2014
A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery

Springer Praxis Books Series


Language: Anglais
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Everyone likes maps and maps are always used to illustrate the many books on the Antarctic. Here the focus is reversed with contemporary maps telling the story one that should be attractive to the widest audience as it is a unique approach complimenting what has gone before and providing something different for all interested in Antarctica.
Introduction.- The Concept: From Ptolemy to Cook.-
Arctic and Antarctic regions are not Poles apart.- The Reality: Cook to the International Geographical Congress.- The Heroic Age: Heroes, Legends and Land.- Wings over the Continent: From Wilkins to War.- A Second World War and a New Order of Business.- Antarctica Comes of Age: Windows of the World (1960–2000).- Post–2000: A new concept of mapping.- Tourism: A different explorer.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the story of Antarctica

Expert team of authors are familiar with the sense and substance of the maps as they relate to Antarctica

Addresses a broad audience: modern cartographer as well as historic map collector

Unique maps that historically trace the ideas, discovery and exploration of Antarctica