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Mapping Antarctica A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery

by Robert Clancy, John Manning, Hank Brolsma

Part of the Springer Praxis Books Series

Mapping Antarctica A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery Synopsis

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.

Mapping Antarctica A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery Press Reviews

From the book reviews: Australia-based authors Clancy (Univ. of Newcastle), Manning (Monash Univ.), and Brolsma (Australian Antarctic Division) have produced a remarkable archive of maps of Antarctica with extensive annotation. ... Annotations to each map, or group of maps, introduce fascinating detail rarely assembled in one place. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers. (J. D. Ives, Choice, Vol. 52 (6), February, 2015) The fascinating book is about the discovery and exploration of Antarctica. ... is a great read as it provides a comprehensive coverage of the story of Antarctica. It addresses a broad audience from modern cartographers as well as historic map collectors. (, March, 2014)

Book Information

ISBN: 9789400743205
Publication date: 16th December 2013
Author: Robert Clancy, John Manning, Hank Brolsma
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 328 pages
Categories: Cartography, map-making & projections, Popular science, Geographical information systems (GIS) & remote sensing,

About Robert Clancy, John Manning, Hank Brolsma

Robert Clancy is a Member of Order of Australia (for Immunology as well as Historic Cartology). He has made about 6 trips to Antarctica, as both a research scientist and as a tour guide (to both the Antarctic Peninsula and Australian bases). He has been collecting maps of Antarctica since 1972, and has written numerous articles on historic cartography of Australia and Antarctica, given many talks on similar topics and curated four exhibitions of maps related to these topics. He has written three books on maps (`So Come They South', `The Mapping of Terra Australis', and `Shaping Australia: 1850-1950'). He is ...

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