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Chapter 1 of Science in the Snow (2nd edition)

Chapter 1 - The Beginning

Antarctica was the last continent to be discovered and the last to be explored. Indeed, some would say that we have not yet completed our exploration of Antarctica, begun over 200 years ago when Captain James Cook first began the delimitation of the continent between 1772 and 1775, until then known as Terra Australis Incognita.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The First International Polar Year (1882–83)
  • The Second International Polar Year (1932–33)
  • The International Geophysical Year (1957–58)
  • The First CSAGI Antarctic Conference
  • The Second CSAGI Antarctic Conference
  • The Third CSAGI Antarctic Conference
  • The Fourth CSAGI Antarctic Conference
  • The legacy of IGY