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Antarctic science and its likely directions

Fletcher, Neville H.

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The Madrid Protocol ·to the Antarctic Treaty, for which Australia was one of the prime movers, has designated Antarctica as a 'natural reserve devoted to peace and science'. These are interesting words. No one could have any quibble about the word 'peace: but why 'science'? Certainly it is an acceptable activity from an ethical point of view, and a contrast is probably intended between the exploratory and conservatory nature of science and the exploitative activities of economics,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1993
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/216146
Book Title: Towards a Conservation Strategy for the Australian Antarctic Territory : the 1993 Fenner Conference on the Environmen

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