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Assault on the unknown : the historical and political geographies of the International Geophysical Year (1957-8)

Collis, Christy & Dodds, Klaus (2008) Assault on the unknown : the historical and political geographies of the International Geophysical Year (1957-8). Journal of Historical Geography, 34(4), pp. 555-573.

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Abstract

The International Geophysical Year (IGY, 1957–8) was a ‘scientific Olympics of sorts’, involving 60,000 scientists (including a phalanx of amateurs) from 67 countries in a worldwide enterprise of data collection, analysis and exchange. It had profound impacts upon the geopolitical, legal and conceptual geographies of the Earth and on the production and circulation of global scientific knowledge.

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ID Code: 17054
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Antarctica, International Geophysical Year, IGY, legal geography, military-industrial academic complex
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhg.2008.05.016
ISSN: 0305-7488
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (059900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Deposited On: 22 Dec 2008 15:18
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:50

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