Scientific and Geopolitical Interests in Arctic and Antarctic:
Publisher IRIS Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Binding: Hard bond
Year of Publication: 2013
Edition: 1st Edition
No. of Pages: 288
Shipping: Registered Parcel
About the Book :
The 1959 Antarctic Treaty ushered in a new era of scientific learning where boundaries held no meaning – no small achievement, considering that the world was poised at the zenith of the Cold War. Occupancy of the icy continent was thus surreal, based on science rather than geopolitics. Today, the Treaty has provided a thriving and long-lasting platform that holds promise of further science-based interactions, reinterpreting geopolitics as we understand it. The Arctic too, holds out a similar assurance, making science the currency of the modern world. Apart from academia, the book holds interest for all those who are keen to learn about the Polar Regions, a study of science and politics entwined in a rare and unique book. A product by numerous eminent scientists and academicians the book should be able to transcend its physical form to help formalise the scientific influence in the area along with a political understanding resulting in policy crystallisation.