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Science, geopolitics and the governance of Antarctica

Nature Geoscience volume 1, pages 143145 (2008) | Download Citation


International Polar Year 2007–2009 had three predecessors 125, 75 and 50 years ago. These international research efforts were not free from geopolitical interests.

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We would like to thank Klaus Dodds and Charles Bentley for their comments on this paper, and the archivists at the National Archives and Records Administration, USA, for assistance during fieldwork. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Leverhulme Trust (grant number F00144AV).

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  1. University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9EZ, UK

    • Simon Naylor
  2. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, EH9 3JW, UK

    • Martin Siegert
  3. British Library, Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

    • Katrina Dean
  4. History and Philosophy of Science Division, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

    • Simone Turchetti


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