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A Pole Apart: The Emerging Issue of Antarctica
A Pole Apart: The Emerging Issue of Antarctica
By Philip W. Quigg
McGraw-Hill New Press, 1982, 299 pp
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A former managing editor of Foreign Affairs and specialist in environmental matters reviews the status of Antarctica, now a gigantic world science laboratory under the treaty of 1959, as pressures for change may be building up in connection with territorial claims, military use, or exploitation of the continent's resources of shellfish or oil and gas. It is a thorough, objective and critical study, necessary background for all who may be involved in making national or international decisions as the time for reviewing the treaty (1991) approaches.