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Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

David Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book documents historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As the book explains, the concept of the ecosystem—a local ... More


Antarctic Détente

Adrian Howkins

in Frozen Empires: An Environmental History of the Antarctic Peninsula

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190249144
eISBN:
9780190249175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249144.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, World Modern History

This chapter examines the origins of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, which suspended sovereignty claims and reservations of rights to Antarctica and created “a continent dedicated to peace and science.” ... More


Intellectual Antecedents to Large-Scale Ecosystem Studies

David C. Coleman

in Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

International scientific collaborations have a long and brilliant history that extends back into the nineteenth century. Biological programs were not as successful as the programs in physics and ... More


The Explorers

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter begins with a discussion of the characteristics of explorers. It then turns to the history of polar science to illustrate why human space exploration seems so slow moving. It focuses on ... More


“The Most Fateful Decision of His Presidency”

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451508
eISBN:
9780801467936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451508.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter emphasizes Eisenhower's efforts to promote American satellite programs during the International Geophysical Year. He supported two American IGY projects. One was in the Antarctic, where ... More


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