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1. Defining the Antarctic

1. Defining the Antarctic  

Klaus Dodds

in The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778438
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.003.0001
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The Antarctic continent was the last to be discovered by humans, despite the fact that its presence had been postulated much earlier. The Antarctic is now a symbol of global anxiety as well ... More
8. Empires

8. Empires  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365876
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0009
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From 1689 to 1763, four huge imperial wars were waged between the French and the British. ‘Empires’ looks at the battle for territory that raged at the end of one century and into the next ... More
2. Discovering the Antarctic

2. Discovering the Antarctic  

Klaus Dodds

in The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778438
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.003.0002
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Antarctic discovery and exploration are profoundly gendered, racialized, nationalized, and civilized. ‘Discovering the Antarctic’ looks at initial exploration and discovery in the Antarctic ... More
5. Doing Antarctic science

5. Doing Antarctic science  

Klaus Dodds

in The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778438
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.003.0005
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The Antarctic is a ‘science laboratory’ with emphasis given to controlled and ordered knowledge creation and international behaviour. ‘Doing Antarctic science’ looks at how science has been ... More
The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction  

Klaus Dodds

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778438
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.001.0001
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9780199697687
Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction provides a modern account of Antarctica, highlighting the main issues facing the continent today, looks at how the Antarctic has been ... More
Epilogue: Final frontiers?

Epilogue: Final frontiers?  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780199393787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0008
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‘Epilogue: Final frontiers?’ considers undersea and space exploration. Jacques-Yves Cousteau claimed the oceans were the last frontier of our planet. The Cold War race to the moon took ... More
Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Madeline Y. Hsu

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Dec 2016
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9780190219796
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10.1093/actrade/9780190219765.001.0001
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9780190219765
Asians have migrated to North America for centuries, in search of opportunities and conveyed by increasingly dense, international circuits of trade, labor markets, and family networks. ... More
1. Empires and migration

1. Empires and migration  

Madeline Y. Hsu

in Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2016
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9780190219796
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10.1093/actrade/9780190219765.003.0001
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9780190219765
The first Asians—Filipino “Luzon Indians” on a Spanish galleon—arrived on the North American continent in the late sixteenth century. Through periods of conquest and capitalism, and then ... More
1. What is (and is not) exploration?

1. What is (and is not) exploration?  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780199393787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0001
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‘What is (and is not) exploration?’ discusses what it means to explore and be an explorer by considering explorations and discoveries through history by Leif Eiriksson, Christopher ... More
3. Engines of expansion

3. Engines of expansion  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778193
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10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0004
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‘Engines of Expansion’ explores the impulses that led people overseas and engage in activities that drove imperial expansion. These forces included migration, trade, strategic rivalry, and ... More
5. Exploration and the Enlightenment

5. Exploration and the Enlightenment  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780199393787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0005
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‘Exploration and the Enlightenment ’ considers a “Second Great Age of Discovery” that came about during the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. It began with the 1735 Geodesic Mission to the ... More
3. Empire by sea

3. Empire by sea  

Stephen Howe

in Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775536
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802231.003.0004
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9780192802231
‘Empire by sea’ traces the rise of the ‘long-distance’ overseas imperialisms of the Western European powers and explores the economic effects of empire. Some argue that African, Asian, and ... More
Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

Exploration: A Very Short Introduction  

Stewart A. Weaver

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.001.0001
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9780199946952
For as long as there have been civilizations, there has been the urge to venture outside of them, either in search of other civilizations or in search of novelty. But what accounts for this ... More

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