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Globalizing Polar Science: Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years
     

Globalizing Polar Science: Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years

by R. Launius (Editor), J. Fleming (Editor), D. DeVorkin (Editor)
 

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The International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year represented a remarkable international collaborative scientific effortthat hasbeen largely neglected by historians. This groundbreaking collection seeks to redress that neglect and illuminate critical aspects of the last 150 years of international scientific endeavour.

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The International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year represented a remarkable international collaborative scientific effortthat hasbeen largely neglected by historians. This groundbreaking collection seeks to redress that neglect and illuminate critical aspects of the last 150 years of international scientific endeavour.

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"Provides an invaluable assessment of the evolution of worldwide research from the first IPY of 1882/83. Recommended." - CHOICE

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ISBN-13:
9780230105331
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology Series
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Roger D. Launius is senior curator in the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

James Rodger Fleming is Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Colby College, Maine. 

David H. DeVorkin is senior curator of astronomy and astrophysics in the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

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