Empire Antarctica

Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Gavin Francis

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619022591

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 2739

“It is difficult to read this engaging memoir without a smile on one’s face . . . moments of sheer joy . . . [a] mesmerizing and memorable book.” —The Economist Chosen as a Book of the Year by the Scotsman, the Financial Times, and the Sunday Herald Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition when he spent fourteen months as the basecamp doctor at Halley, a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica—so remote that it is said to be easier to evacuate a casualty from the International Space Station than it is to bring someone out of Halley in winter. Antarctica offered a year of unparalleled silence and solitude, with few distractions and a rare opportunity to live among emperor penguins, the only species truly at home in the Antarctic. Following penguins throughout the year—from a summer of perpetual sunshine to months of winter darkness—Francis explores the world of great beauty conjured from the simplest of elements, the hardship of below-zero temperatures and the unexpected comfort that the penguin community brings. Empire Antarctica is the story of one man’s fascination with the world’s loneliest continent, and the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him. Includes maps and illustrations “Part travelogue, part memoir, part natural history book, a fascinating, lyrical account of one of the strangest places on earth and its majestic inhabitants.” —Esquire “Highly readable, enjoyable . . . the author writes vividly of auroras, clouds, stars, sunlight, darkness, ice and snow . . . A literate, stylish memoir of personal adventure rich in history, geography and science.” —Kirkus Reviews

Antarctica, The Empire of Whiteness

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Florentin Smarandache

Publisher: Infinite Study

ISBN: 1599733846

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 9239

This album is a photolog of a cruise made by the author with the ship “Plancius” in the empire of whiteness, which is Antarctica. Photos and text by Florentin Smarandache.

New Zealand'S Empire

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Katie Pickles,Katharine Coleborne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1784996858

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2698

This edited collection investigates New Zealand's history as an imperial power, and its evolving place within the British Empire. It revises and expands the history of empire within, to and from New Zealand by looking at the country's spheres of internal imperialism, its relationship with Australia, its Pacific empire and its outreach to Antarctica. The book critically revises our understanding of the range of ways that New Zealand has played a role as an imperial power, including the cultural histories of New Zealand inside the British Empire, engagements with imperial practices and notions of imperialism, the special significance of New Zealand in the Pacific region, and the circulation of ideas of empire both through and inside New Zealand over time. The essays in this volume span social, cultural, political and economic history, and in testing the concept of New Zealand's empire, the contributors take new directions in both historiographical and empirical research.

Antarctica as Cultural Critique

The Gendered Politics of Scientific Exploration and Climate Change

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: E. Glasberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137014431

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 3472

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.

Antarctica as Cultural Critique

The Gendered Politics of Scientific Exploration and Climate Change

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Elena Glasberg

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230116876

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 2726

Antarctica as Cultural Critique arrives at an auspicious time in history and on earth. Amid the centennial celebrations of the European 'race' to the last place on earth, Antarctica - a continent of ice lacking natives - is finally emerging as a center of global concern. Antarctica as Cultural Critique connects the ice of environmental crisis to its past as an impediment to progress through visualizations and photographs of what Ursula Le Guin calls the 'living ice.' Glasberg opens new ways of thinking human/ non-human divides that disturb assumptions about gender and progress under scientific management, and about attachments to a heroic past that does not take into consideration the radically non-human and shifting ontology of ice itself.

The Evil Empire

101 Ways That England Ruined the World

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Steven A. Grasse

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594741739

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 2515

They invented slums. They invented child labor. They put Saddam Hussein in power. They burned Joan of Arc at the stake, and they enslaved the globe to get their tea fix. We're talking about England, of course, and the terrible evils they've set loose on the world. In The Evil Empire, American author Steven Grasse documents the 101 worst atrocities of Mother England everything from foxhunting to the invention of the concentration camp. With an irreverent mix of historical facts, smart commentary, and red-blooded American arrogance, Grasse offers a devastating critique of the country that gave us the machine gun, factory labor, and the metric system. Publishing just in time for the Queen's birthday (April 21), The Evil Empire is essential reading for true-blue Americans and others oppressed by the English throughout history.

Antarctica

A Biography

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David Day

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191650064

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 9458

For centuries it was suspected that there must be an undiscovered continent in the southern hemisphere. But explorers failed to find one. On his second voyage to the Pacific, Captain Cook sailed further south than any of his rivals but still failed to sight land. It was not until 1820 that the continent's frozen coast was finally sighted. Territorial rivalry intensified in the 1840s when British, American, and French expeditions sailed south to chart further portions of the continent that had come to be called Antarctica. For the nearly two centuries since, the race to claim exclusive possession of Antarctica has gripped the imagination of the world. Antarctica: A Biography is the first ever major international history of this forbidding continent - from the eighteenth century voyages of discovery to the fierce rivalries of today, as governments, scientists, environmentalists, and oil companies compete for control. On one level it is the story of explorers battling the elements in the most hostile place on earth as they strive for personal triumph, commercial gain, and national glory. On a deeper level, it is the story of nations seeking to incorporate the Antarctic into their own national stories - and to claim its frozen wastes as their own.

An Empire of Ice

Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Edward J. Larson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300159765

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 6711

A Pulitzer Prize–winning author examines South Pole expeditions, “wrapping the science in plenty of dangerous drama to keep readers engaged” (Booklist). An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration—placing the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context. Recounting the Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century, the author reveals the British efforts for what they actually were: massive scientific enterprises in which reaching the South Pole was but a spectacular sideshow. By focusing on the larger purpose of these legendary adventures, Edward J. Larson deepens our appreciation of the explorers’ achievements, shares little-known stories, and shows what the Heroic Age of Antarctic discovery was really about. “Rather than recounting the story of the race to the pole chronologically, Larson concentrates on various scientific disciplines (like meteorology, glaciology and paleontology) and elucidates the advances made by the polar explorers . . . Covers a lot of ground—science, politics, history, adventure.” —The New York Times Book Review

The final empire

the collapse of civilization and the seed of the future

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: William H. Kötke

Publisher: Arrow Point Pr

ISBN: 9780963378453

Category: History

Page: 401

View: 9711

This book is a wholistic analysis of the crisis of Civilization & a solution. The contents are: 1. A survey of the planetary ecological crisis & a review of population, the exhaustion of resources & industrial poisoning. 2. The analysis of the cultural form that brought us to this point includes; the cultural dynamics of civilized society, the psychological analysis of it & an historical review of the ecological/human costs of the past 500 years of colonialism. Part 4 provides an in-depth analysis of the Natural culture which preceded civilization. Section 5 answers the question, How Are We To Live In Balance With Nature? This section is an on-the-ground, PERMACULTURE, case study/plan for an entire, specific watershed in New Mexico. It traces the natural history of the flora & fauna, the dietary, foraging patterns & life habits of the aboriginal inhabitants - the Anasazi & Apache. It provides a permanent agricultural design that will be affected along with the creation of a new culture in ecologically based communities. The food system includes a modern foraging system that restores the ecology & is ecologically sustainable.

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Judith Brown,Wm Roger Louis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191647365

Category: History

Page: 800

View: 5238

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study allows us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginnings, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. Volume IV considers many aspects of the 'imperial experience' in the final years of the British Empire, culminating in the mid-century's rapid processes of decolonization. It seeks to understand the men who managed the empire, their priorities and vision, and the mechanisms of control and connection which held the empire together. There are chapters on imperial centres, on the geographical 'periphery' of empire, and on all its connecting mechanisms, including institutions and the flow of people, money, goods, and services. The volume also explores the experience of 'imperial subjects' - in terms of culture, politics, and economics; an experience which culminated in the growth of vibrant, often new, national identities and movements and, ultimately, new nation-states. It concludes with the processes of decolonization which reshaped the political map of the late twentieth-century world.