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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]

dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Neville H.
dc.contributor.editorHandmer, J.
dc.contributor.editorWilder, M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-18T03:36:53Z
dc.identifier.isbn0-86740-415-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/216146
dc.description.abstractThe 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, commerce, industry and technology, but it immediately begs the questions 'Why science in Antarctica?' and 'What science in Antarctica?' in this chapter I shall try to provide answers to both these questions.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCentre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofTowards a Conservation Strategy for the Australian Antarctic Territory : the 1993 Fenner Conference on the Environmen
dc.rights© The Australian National University
dc.titleAntarctic science and its likely directions
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.date.issued1993
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationFletcher, N. H., Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, The Australian National University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage148
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage160
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