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Frozen Empires: An Environmental History of the Antarctic Peninsula

Adrian Howkins


This book examines the environmental history of the Antarctic Peninsula region from the early twentieth century to the present. As the most politically contested part of the Antarctic continent, the Antarctic Peninsula region is a good location for considering the intersection of diplomatic history and environmental history. In making imperial claims to the “Falkland Islands Dependencies,” British officials argued that the production of useful scientific knowledge about the Antarctic environment helped to justify British ownership. In contrast, Argentines and Chileans made the case that the An ... More

Keywords: Antarctica, Antarctic Treaty, Argentine, Chilean, environmental history, imperialism, nationalism, climate change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190249144
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Howkins, author
Associate Professor of History, Colorado State University