Antarctica: Chile's Claim,
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC
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The author, a Brigadier in Chiles Army, recounts the relatively short history of Antarctic explorations and discoveries, and describes the diverse physical characteristics of the region. He analyzes the pressures-environmental and political-that threaten the future development of Antarctica. This groundwork leads to a critical examination of the remarkably successful Antarctic Treaty of 1959, an agreement which has promoted the peaceful sharing of scientific research and the resolution of political issues. The author concludes by making a case for the Antarctic claims of Chile, which, by reasons of geography and history, has a long and abiding interest in the continent. The Antarctic Treaty is due for review and possible revision in 1991. The United States and other signatory nations preparing for this event need to know more about this still largely unexplored land, and to understand better one anothers perspectives on Antarctic issues.
- Government and Political Science
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost