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Antarctica Art And Archive

Author : Polly Gould
ISBN : 9781350158344
Genre : Art
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Antarctica, that icy wasteland and extreme environment at the ends of the earth, was - at the beginning of the 20th century - the last frontier of Victorian imperialism, a territory subjected to heroic and sometimes desperate exploration. Now, at the start of the 21st century, Antarctica is the vulnerable landscape behind iconic images of climate change. In this genre-crossing narrative Gould takes us on a journey to the South Pole, through art and archive. Through the life and tragic death of Edward Wilson, polar explorer, doctor, scientist and artist, and his watercolours, and through the work of a pioneer of modern anthropology and opponent of scientific racism, Franz Boas, Gould exposes the legacies of colonialism and racial and gendered identities of the time. Antarctica, the White Continent, far from being a blank - and white - canvas, is revealed to be full of colour. Gould argues that the medium matters and that the practices of observation in art, anthropology and science determine how we see and what we know. Stories of exploration and open-air watercolour painting, of weather experiments and ethnographic collecting, of evolution and extinction, are interwoven to raise important questions for our times. Revisiting Antarctica through the archive becomes the urgent endeavour to imagine an inhabitable planetary future.
Category: Art

Sir Ernest Shackleton And The Struggle Against Antarctica

Author : Facts On File, Incorporated
ISBN : 9781438124803
Genre : Antarctica
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-- Biographies of some of the most important explorers the world has known -- Ideal for research or class use -- Written in accessible, easily understood language -- Complements school curriculum The life of the explorer from Great Britain who strove to chart one of the world's most formidable regions.
Category: Antarctica

Arctic Archives

Author : Susi K. Frank
ISBN : 9783839446560
Genre : Social Science
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This pioneering volume explores the Arctic as an important and highly endangered archive of knowledge about natural as well as human history of the anthropocene. Focusing on the Arctic as an archive means to investigate it not only as a place of human history and memory - of Arctic exploring, 'conquering' and colonizing -, but to take into account also the specific environmental conditions of the circumpolar region: ice and permafrost. These have allowed a huge natural archive to emerge, offering rich sources for natural scientists and historians alike. Examining the debate on the notion of ('natural') archive, the cultural semantics and historicity of the meaning of concepts like 'warm', 'cold', 'freezing' and 'melting' as well as various works of literature, art and science on Arctic topics, this volume brings together literary scholars, historians of knowledge and philosophy, art historians, media theorists and archivologists.
Category: Social Science

Antarctica As Cultural Critique

Author : E. Glasberg
ISBN : 9781137014436
Genre : Social Science
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Arguing that Antarctica is the most mediated place on earth and thus an ideal location for testing the limits of bio-political management of population and place, this book remaps national and postcolonial methods and offers a new look on a 'forgotten' continent now the focus of ecological concern.
Category: Social Science

Roald Amundsen S Sled Dogs

Author : Mary R. Tahan
ISBN : 9783030026929
Genre : Science
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This book is an analytical account of how Roald Amundsen used sledge dogs to discover the South Pole in 1911, and is the first to name and identify all 116 Polar dogs who were part of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912. The book traces the dogs from their origins in Greenland to Antarctica and beyond, and presents the author’s findings regarding which of the dogs actually reached the South Pole, and which ones returned. Using crewmember diaries, reports, and written correspondence, the book explores the strategy, methodology, and personal insights of the explorer and his crew in employing canines to achieve their goal, as well as documents the controversy and internal dynamics involved in this historic discovery. It breaks ground in presenting the entire story of how the South Pole was truly discovered using animals, and how deep and profound the differences of perception were regarding the use of canines for exploration. This historic tale sheds light on Antarctic exploration history and the human-nature relationship. It gives recognition to the significant role that animals played in this important part of history.
Category: Science


Author : Nellie Huang
ISBN : 9780241422960
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Meet famous explorers and adventurers in this exciting non-fiction storybook for children. Venture into steaming jungles in search of lost temples, fight off frostbite in the Arctic, and blast off into space! Great explorers have one thing in common - a desire to leap into the unknown, no matter how dangerous that might be. From Ferdinand Magellan's first circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago to Barbara Hillary's treks to the North and South poles while in her seventies, Explorers documents the trials and hardships of the men and women who rewrote our understanding of the world, and showed us what humans are capable of. Explorers looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 explorers in great detail, with incredible cross-sections revealing the amazing detail inside Spanish galleons, lost cities, and spaceships. Hand-drawn maps reveal their intrepid journeys in great detail, and photographs highlight the artefacts and relics they found along the way. The explorers come from all walks of life and parts of the world. Packed with jaw-dropping facts and written in language that will get the heart racing, Explorers is the perfect ebook for any budding young adventurer, combining both beautiful illustrations by Jessamy Hawke and fantastic photography.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Antarctic Resolution

Author : Giulia Foscari
ISBN : 303778640X
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The first ever book on the architecture of the world's southernmost continent Simultaneously unpopulated and hyper-surveilled, both a wasteland and a major source of life, Antartica makes up 10% of the Earth's surface and provides 70% of the world's fresh water. Now more than ever, human beings must refocus their attention on the southernmost continent for its repository of planetary data in order to reliably predict the effects of climate change. This volume represents a transnational and cross-disciplinary effort to provide a complete picture of the continent with all the nuance it deserves. At the heart of the publication is the groundbreaking Declassified Archive of Antarctic Architecture, which records the evolution of architecture on the continent, from the first hut ever built by explorers to today's research bases constructed among the ice and snow. Featuring input from international experts and practitioners in the fields of science, architecture, engineering, history, political science, law, anthropology, literature, arts and fashion technology, Antarctic Resolutionincludes essays, archival and contemporary photography, and visual data in the forms of diagrams and cartographies. Resisting the temptation of a conclusive narrative, the publication instead offers information in the form of flashes, shedding light on a continent that lies in darkness for half the year.

Treasury Of Horses

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781409322436
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Fabled, famous, fantastic - the complete guide to everything equine Treasury of Horses is a must have for any horse lover. Jam-packed with info on everything equine, it takes you from the earliest relative of the horse, to profiles of the many amazing breeds in the world today; from the working horses of the Wild West to the glamour of the modern show horse - every hoof, crown and fetlock is covered. Whether you prefer to ride with Black Beauty and Bucephalus, soar with Pegasus, or leap through the ring like a Lipizzaner, the six chapters will take you through every aspect of the world of horses with beautiful photos and amazing facts, all within a beautiful sparkly cover. It even has a section on keeping a pony, so you can learn how to feed, groom and care for a pony of your own. For anyone who loves horses, or who dreams of having a pony of their own, Treasury of Horses is the best stable mate anyone could wish for.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Antarctic Valviferans Crustacea Isopoda Valvifera

Author : Angelika Brandt
ISBN : 9004092382
Genre : Science
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Reports new localities of known species and several new species of family Arcturidae collected during the "Polarstern" expeditions of 1983-1987. Discusses taxonomy.
Category: Science

Prix Pictet

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ISBN : 9783832792893
Genre : Photography
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Launched in April 2008, the Prix Pictet is the world's first prize dedicated to photography and sustainability. Its mandate is to use the power of photography to communicate vital messages to a global audience. It is a unique goal - art of the highest order, applied to confront the social and environmental challenges faced by humanity in the early 21st century. As Gro Harlem Brundtland laid at the inauguration of the award, "Photographs tan moue us and shape us and that's the point here... As a permanent award the Prix will help to ensure that matters of sustainability remain at the furefront of global debate." Each year the Prix Pictet will address a distinct sustainability theme and in its first year that theme was water. Just over 200 photographers from 43 countries were nominated for the first Prix Pictet. After considerable debate, the jury elected to shortlist eighteen photographers for the award and in so doing inevitably excluded some powerful works from further consideration. This book brings some of those images together with work by each of the short-listed artists to tell a story that is as harrowing as it is beautiful. It is a tale that ricochets between hope and despair, a compelling chronicle of the impacts of water (or the kick of it on our daily lives. The threats are clear to our food supply, to our health, to fragile ecosystems, to the ground on which we live, and even our peace and security. The skill, imagination and mastery of form that each of the factored artists bring to their work is crystal clear, too. "The result", as Kofi Arman, the Prix Pictet's Honorary President, comments in his foreword is, "a series of powerful images, which seek to confront us with the scale of the threat we face, and to inspire governments, business, - and all of us as individual to stop up to the challenge and support change for a sustainable world."
Category: Photography

What S Where In The World

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241184622
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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You will be hard-pressed to find a more impressive children's atlas than this one! Tour the world on a 3D action-packed journey of fun fact discovery. Earth is brought to life like never before through stunning, specially commissioned 3D maps and artworks. Uncover incredible geographical features, wildlife, cities and landmarks, and the world's population in unprecedented detail. If you are looking for adventure, look no further. Scale the majestic peaks of the Himalayas, trek through the thick, creature filled jungles of South America, or roam the expansive grasslands of Africa in these pages! This amazing educational book is so much more than just a knowledge book filled with cool maps and facts about the world. This vital source of learning is perfect for children to dip into for school projects and is a fantastic addition to any family library. Explore, Learn And Get To Know The World Around You In Spectacular Detail! See the world like never before. More than 60 stunning, specially commissioned maps take you on a fact-filled continent-by-continent tour of the world you will never forget! Without even leaving your home, this awesome kid's educational book allows you to: -Go back in time to see how the continents have evolved -See incredible geographical features -Learn about fascinating animals the world over -Travel the world's cities and landmarks -Dive into intriguing facts about the world's population A kid's atlas that makes the perfect gift and home reference for any child ages 8 to 11 with an interest in the world around them and a taste for adventure! Part of the bestselling Where on Earth? series including titles such as What's Where on Earth? - Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life, When on Earth? - History As You've Never Seen It Before!, and more.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

Author : S.T. Coleridge
ISBN : 9780486223056
Genre : Art
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A sailor recounts the terrible fate that befell his ship when he shot down an albatross.
Category: Art

The Focal Encyclopedia Of Photography

Author : Michael R. Peres
ISBN : 9781136106132
Genre : Photography
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*Searchable CD ROM containing the entire book (including images) *Over 450 color images, plus never before published images provided by the George Eastman House collection, as well as images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few The role and value of the picture cannot be matched for accuracy or impact. This comprehensive treatise, featuring the history and historical processes of photography, contemporary applications, and the new and evolving digital technologies, will provide the most accurate technical synopsis of the current, as well as early worlds of photography ever compiled. This Encyclopedia, produced by a team of world renown practicing experts, shares in highly detailed descriptions, the core concepts and facts relative to anything photographic. This Fourth edition of the Focal Encyclopedia serves as the definitive reference for students and practitioners of photography worldwide, expanding on the award winning 3rd edition. In addition to Michael Peres (Editor in Chief), the editors are: Franziska Frey (Digital Photography), J. Tomas Lopez (Contemporary Issues), David Malin (Photography in Science), Mark Osterman (Process Historian), Grant Romer (History and the Evolution of Photography), Nancy M. Stuart (Major Themes and Photographers of the 20th Century), and Scott Williams (Photographic Materials and Process Essentials)
Category: Photography

The Art Of Time Travel

Author : Tom Griffiths
ISBN : 9781863958561
Genre : History
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No matter how practised we are at history, it always humbles us. No matter how often we visit the past, it always surprises us. The art of time travel is to maintain critical poise and grace in this dizzy space. In this landmark book, eminent historian and award-winning author Tom Griffiths explores the craft of discipline and imagination that is history. Through portraits of fourteen historians, including Inga Clendinnen, Judith Wright, Geoffrey Blainey and Henry Reynolds, he traces how a body of work is formed out of a life-long dialogue between past evidence and present experience. With meticulous research and glowing prose, he shows how our understanding of the past has evolved, and what this changing history reveals about us. Passionate and elegant, The Art of Time Travel conjures fresh insights into the history of Australia and renews our sense of the historian’s craft. ‘Griffiths' luminous new work underlines the inarguable point that if we are truly to understand our history, we must get to know those who wrote it. A must-read for anyone interested in Australia's past.’ —Tim Flannery ‘If the past is a foreign country, Tom Griffiths makes the perfect travelling companion. Erudite but honest. Generous yet discerning. Warm, perceptive and nothing if not elegant. Let him be your eyes and ears on our shared history. Most of all, follow his heart.’ —Clare Wright, author, historian and winner of the Stella Prize ‘Tom Griffiths has the rare, reconciling capacity to envisage Australian history as a symphony, created by many voices – the discordant as well as the harmonious – that tells an evolving, bracing story of who we are. Essential reading.’ —Morag Fraser AM ‘Greatly enriches our understanding of Australia past and present … the book teems with fresh insights. Griffiths poses searching questions, which yield illuminating and often exhilarating answers.’ —Ken Inglis AO, award-winning author and historian ‘A rare feat of imagination and generosity. No other historian has so eloquently and powerfully conveyed history’s allure. The Art of Time Travel will remain relevant for decades to come.’ —Mark McKenna, award-winning author and historian ‘An historian at the height of his powers. This is book is not only a meditation on the past, but a rallying cry for the future, in which Australia’s history might be a source of both unflinching self-examination and poetic wonder.’ —Brigid Hains, editorial director, Aeon Magazine ‘Events happen, but history doesn’t write itself. By exploring the intellectual and emotional backstories of fourteen people who have crafted Australian history, Tom Griffiths shows how and why it is done. In the process, he has created a beautiful work of history.’ —Julianne Schultz AM FAHA, founding editor of Griffith Review ‘Sharp insights, thoughtful judgment, a generous spirit – Griffiths’ panorama of Australian historians shows why any similar survey conducted in the future will include his own artful work among the honoured.’ —Stephen J. Pyne, Arizona State University ‘An enthralling account of the intellectual rediscovery of Australia by fourteen of its most innovative explorers, vividly brought to life by a gifted interpreter. Tom Griffiths’ lyrical prose is mesmerizing in its mastery of Australia’s conjunctures of land and lineage, history and memory, fact and fable.’ —David Lowenthal, University College London ‘Suitable for lovers of Australian history, biography and culture, The Art of Time Travel is a graceful and lively work animated by Griffiths’ experience and enthusiasm’ —Books+Publishing
Category: History

The Great Comet Crash

Author : John Spencer
ISBN : 0521482747
Genre : Science
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Documents the June 1994 event of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashing into the surface of Jupiter.
Category: Science

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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ISBN : UCAL:B2900102
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Zoo Animals Coloring Book

Author : Jan Sovak
ISBN : 0486277356
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 46.46 MB
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Color over 50 species from regions and habitats around the globe. Detailed, accurate drawings of bison, grizzly bear, alligator, tapir, howler monkey, lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, ringtailed lemur, giant panda, tiger, dingo, emu, polar bear, wild boar, many more, depicted in modern, ecologically correct zoo environments. Introduction and captions.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Publisher

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