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The Resource Eismitte in the scientific imagination : knowledge and politics at the center of Greenland, Janet Martin-Nielsen

Eismitte in the scientific imagination : knowledge and politics at the center of Greenland, Janet Martin-Nielsen

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Eismitte in the scientific imagination : knowledge and politics at the center of Greenland
Title
Eismitte in the scientific imagination
Title remainder
knowledge and politics at the center of Greenland
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Janet Martin-Nielsen
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Language
eng
Summary
Since the first attempts by Europeans to penetrate Greenland's interior in the 18th century, its geometric center, Eismitte ("middle ice" in German), has been one of the most forbidding but scientifically rich locations in the Arctic. Tracing its history from European contact through to the Cold War, this study shows how Eismitte was a setting for scientific knowledge production as well as diplomatic maneuvering, providing new insights into the history of polar exploration and the intertwining of the scientific and geopolitical spheres. Author Janet Martin-Nielsen draws on new research in private, government, military, and institutional archives in multiple countries to explain how this very remote place became a highly charged site of collaboration, contestation, and competition --
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1982-
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Martin-Nielsen, Janet
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Research
  • Ice sheets
  • Geopolitics
  • Greenland
  • Greenland
  • Greenland
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Eismitte in the scientific imagination : knowledge and politics at the center of Greenland, Janet Martin-Nielsen
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
ntroduction: The Edge of the World, the End of the World 1. A Land Apart 2. Taming the Ice Sheet 3. The Longest Trek 4. It Has Completely Changed Epilogue: A Conspicuous Absence
Control code
FIEb17509518
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781137380791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)852488524
Label
Eismitte in the scientific imagination : knowledge and politics at the center of Greenland, Janet Martin-Nielsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
ntroduction: The Edge of the World, the End of the World 1. A Land Apart 2. Taming the Ice Sheet 3. The Longest Trek 4. It Has Completely Changed Epilogue: A Conspicuous Absence
Control code
FIEb17509518
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781137380791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)852488524

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