From Pole to Pole

The History of the International Polar Years (IPYs)

Editors: Barr, Susan, Lüdecke, Cornelia (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive scientific, economic and political history of the International Polar Years (IPYs)
  • Offers deep insight through archival material on the IPYs
  • Reinforces the necessity of international collaboration in research of the polar regions
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Although international scientific cooperation - particularly in meteorology - was established previous to the first International Polar Year, the IPY-1 (1882-83) is considered to be the first revolutionary step towards an extensive international cooperation in the polar areas for the benefit of science rather than national prestige and territorial gain. This was followed by IPY-2 (1932-33) and IPY-3 - actually the International Geophysical Year (1957-58) - before the crowning effort of IPY-4 (2007-08). The history of these years is recounted here and explains the political, economic, technical and scientific conditions and expectations that laid the basis for each IPY and which gradually expanded both the scope and extent of our understanding of the complexities in polar regions

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From the reviews:

“This book is an impressive collaborative effort, with authors from a number of different countries … . Each polar year has chapters that approximate a history, a description of expeditions and activities, and an evaluation of achievements. Well-known historians, scientists and polar commentators make up the impressive list of authors. … they acknowledge and pay respect to the legendary early … that have now become a part of the global polar heritage. … Buy one for your bookcase or library … .” (Julia Jabour, The Polar Journal, Vol. 1 (1), June, 2011)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The First Three Polar Years – A General Overview

    Bulkeley, Rip

    Pages 1-6

  • The International Polar Year 1882–1883

    Tammiksaar, Erki (et al.)

    Pages 7-33

  • The Expeditions of the First International Polar Year

    Barr, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 35-107

  • An Evaluation of the Achievements of the First International Polar Year

    Elzinga, Aant

    Pages 109-126

  • International Cooperation in Antarctica 1901–1904

    Lüdecke, Cornelia

    Pages 127-134

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The History of the International Polar Years (IPYs)
Editors
  • Susan Barr
  • Cornelia Lüdecke
Series Title
From Pole to Pole
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12402-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12402-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12401-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26481-8
Series ISSN
2193-7338
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 320
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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