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Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History

The European Antarctic

Science and Strategy in Scandinavia and the British Empire

Authors: Roberts, P.

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This is the first transnational study of British, Norwegian, and Swedish engagement with the Antarctic. Rather than charting how Europeans unveiled the Antarctic, it uses the history of Antarctic activity as a window into the political and cultural worlds of twentieth-century Britain and Scandinavia.

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PEDER ROBERTS Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires sur les Sciences et les Technologies, (Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Science and Technology), University of Strasbourg, France.

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'This elegantly written, well-researched, and thoughtful study is a major contribution to twentieth-century polar history. Drawing upon unpublished documents in Norwegian, Swedish, and English, Roberts weaves a fascinating and persuasive account of the changing relations between science and commerce as well as science and national honor in a path breaking contribution to the history of twentieth-century Antarctic exploration.' Robert Marc Friedman, professor of History of Science, University of Oslo & Tromsø and associate research scholar, Johns Hopkins University

'In this erudite and tightly argued book, Peder Roberts confirms his status as one of the most exciting early career scholars working on the history of science, with a particular focus on the Polar Regions. The material presented here offers us a fascinating transnational analysis of how Britain, Norway, and Sweden explored, studied, and governed the Antarctic. More generally, it offers a plethora of theoretical and methodological insights into how to write about the histories and geographies of science and thus deserves to be read widely.' Klaus Dodds, professor, Royal Holloway, University of London and author of Pink Ice: Britain and the South Atlantic Empire and A Very Short Introduction to the Antarctic


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The European Antarctic
Book Subtitle
Science and Strategy in Scandinavia and the British Empire
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Peder Roberts
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33790-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230337909
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11591-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29705-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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