Mapping Antarctica: A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery by Robert ClancyMapping Antarctica: A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery by Robert Clancy

Mapping Antarctica: A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery

byRobert Clancy, John Manning, Henk Brolsma

Hardcover | December 16, 2013

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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.
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 his...
Title:Mapping Antarctica: A Five Hundred Year Record of DiscoveryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 24 × 16.8 × 0.07 inPublished:December 16, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400743203

ISBN - 13:9789400743205


Table of Contents

Introduction.- The Concept: From Ptolemy to Cook.-
Arctic and Antarctic regions are not Poles apart.- The Reality: Cook to the International Geographical Congress.- The Heroic Age: Heroes, Legends and Land.- Wings over the Continent: From Wilkins to War.- A Second World War and a New Order of Business.- Antarctica Comes of Age: Windows of the World (1960-2000).- Post-2000: A new concept of mapping.- Tourism: A different explorer.

Editorial 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)