Review of Science in the snow: fifty years of international collaboration through the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, by David W.H. Walton & Peter D. Clarkson
D. Walton and P. Clarkson present a history of the last 50 years of international collaborations stimulated by the presence and flexibility inherent in the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) in their new book Science in the snow. As aptly portrayed in the acknowledgements that precede the book, SCAR has been both an important umbrella for drawing attention to the Antarctic and a virtual and real (meeting rooms to pubs) venue for Antarctic scientists to discuss their scientific findings, their experiences, and their dreams for understanding a place that - with the exception of the impact of iconic expeditions of the early explorers - was barely on the world’s collective mind until about 50 years ago.
(Published: 3 September 2012)
Citation: Polar Research 2012, 31, 19275, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/polar.v31i0.19275
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