New Spaces of Exploration: Geographies of Discovery in the Twentieth Century

Simon Naylor (Editor), James R. Ryan (Editor)

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Abstract

For many the dawn of the twentieth century ushered in an era where the world map had few if any blank spaces left to discover. The age of exploration was supposedly dead. "New Spaces of Exploration" challenges this assumption. Focusing specifically on exploration in the twentieth century, the authors demonstrate how new technologies and changing geopolitical configurations have ensured that exploration has remained a key feature of our rapidly globalizing world. Ranging widely in their geographical focus - from the Europe and Asia to Australia, and from the polar regions to outer space - they demonstrate the increasing diversity of modern exploration and reveal the continuing political, military, industrial and cultural motivations at play. The result is a major contribution to our understanding of the significance of exploration in the twentieth century. The contributors include: E. Baigent, C. Collis, K. Dodds, F. Driver, M. Godwin, J. Hill, F. Korsmo, F. MacDonald, S. Naylor, J. Ryan, N. Thomas, and K. Yusoff.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherI. B. Tauris
Number of pages320
ISBN (Print)9781848850170, 1848850174, 9781848850163, 1848850166
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2009

Keywords

  • discoveries in geography -- History -- 20th century
  • exploration
  • geography

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