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Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

Globalizing Polar Science

Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years

Editors: Launius, R., Fleming, J., DeVorkin, D. (Eds.)

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About this book

The International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year represented a remarkable international collaborative scientific effort that has been largely neglected by historians. This groundbreaking collection seeks to redress that neglect and illuminate critical aspects of the last 150 years of international scientific endeavour.

About the authors

James Rodger Fleming is Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Colby College and a research associate at Columbia University. He has written extensively on the social, cultural, and intellectual history of weather, climate, technology, and the environment. jfleming@colby.edu

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"Provides an invaluable assessment of the evolution of worldwide research from the first IPY of 1882/83. Recommended." - CHOICE


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: Rise of Global Scientific Inquiry in the International Polar and Geophysical Years

    Launius, Roger D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • A Polar Perspective

    Dennis, Michael Aaron

    Pages 13-22

  • Making Science Global? Coordinated Enterprises in Nineteenth-century Science

    Rothenberg, Marc

    Pages 23-35

  • Publishing Arctic Science in the Nineteenth Century: The Case of the First International Polar Year

    Cronenwett, Philip N.

    Pages 37-46

  • Toward the Poles: A Historiography of Scientific Exploration during the International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year

    Launius, Roger D.

    Pages 47-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalizing Polar Science
Book Subtitle
Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years
Editors
  • R. Launius
  • J. Fleming
  • D. DeVorkin
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Roger D. Launius, James Rodger Fleming, and David H. DeVorkin
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11465-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230114654
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10532-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-10533-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 386
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations
Topics