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New spaces of exploration, geographies of discovery in the twentieth century, edited by Simon Naylor, and James R. Ryan

Summary
"For many the dawn of the twentieth century ushered in an era where the world map had few if any blank spaces left to discover. The age of exploration was supposedly dead. "New Spaces of Exploration" challenges this assumption. Focusing specifically on exploration in the twentieth century, the authors demonstrate how new technologies and changing geopolitical configurations have ensured that exploration has remained a key feature of our rapidly globalizing world. Ranging widely in their geographical focus - from the Europe and Asia to Australia, and from the polar regions to outer space - they demonstrate the increasing diversity of modern exploration and reveal the continuing political, military, industrial and cultural motivations at play. The result is a major contribution to our understanding of the significance of exploration in the twentieth century. Contributors include: E. Baigent, C. Collis, K. Dodds, F. Driver, M. Godwin, J. Hill, F. Korsmo, F. MacDonald, S. Naylor, J. Ryan, N. Thomas, and K. Yusoff."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Table Of Contents
1. Exploration and the Twentieth Century James R Ryan and Simon Naylor -- 2. 'Deeds not Words'? Life writing and early twentieth-century British polar exploration Elizabeth Baigent -- 3. Configuring the Field: photography in early twentieth century Antarctic exploration Kathryn Yusoff -- 4. Explorations in the Libyan Desert: William J. Harding King Nicola J. Thomas and Jude Hill -- 5. Fieldwork and the Geographical Career: T. Griffith Taylor and the exploration of Australia Simon Naylor -- 6. Glaciology, the Arctic, and the US military Fae L Korsmo -- 7. Assault on the unknown: Geopolitics, Antarctic science and the International Geophysical Year Klaus Dodds -- 8.'Britnik': How America made and destroyed Britain's first satellite Matthew Godwin -- 9.High Empire: rocketry and the popular geopolitics of space exploration Fraser MacDonald -- 10.Walking in your footsteps: 'footsteps of the explorers' expeditions and the contest for Australian desert space Christy Collis -- 11.Afterword Felix Driver -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
First edition.
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (320 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780857731890

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