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The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

The Antarctic: A Very Short IntroductionThe Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction by Klaus Dodds

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For the uninitiated this books provides a thorough history of the geopolitical history of the Antarctic. In order to set the stage for the Antarctic Treaty System and its later doctrines the history of exploration and fauna exploitation are covered but are not the primary focus. Learning about the language behind the treaties and emphasis on scientific endeavors are interesting in light of the ongoing unresolved claims on Antarctica should countries wish to start exploiting it. While I would have liked a broader introduction as the first book I've read dealing with Antarctica it was an eye opener.

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Tags: antarctica life