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Published: 07 September 2012

144 Pages | 10 black and white hafltones

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199697687

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The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

Klaus Dodds

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores the scientific, historical, cultural, and political significance of one of the world's most remote regions, providing the background to the physical geography of the continent
  • Considers the challenges and pressures posed by a variety of issues, including tourism, fishing, science, environmental protection, and territorial sovreignty
  • Highlights the exploratory and scientific achievements of the region
  • Considers the issues surrounding borders and territories, including the Antarctic Treaty System
  • Looks at the cultural significance of the continent
  • Part of the best-selling Very Short Introductions series - over five milllion copies sold worldwide