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2007, Oceanography 20(3):132–133, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.41

BOOK REVIEW | Extremes—Oceanography's Adventures
at the Poles

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Book Information

Extremes—Oceanography's Adventures at the Poles
Edited by Keith R. Benson and Helen M. Rozwadowski, Science History Publications, 2007,
393 pages, ISBN 0881353736, Hardcover, $54.95 USD



James P.M. Syvitski | Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA


First Paragraph

Extremes is a collection of papers from the fourth Maury Workshop on the history of oceanography, held in Barrow, Alaska. From the editors' notes, and comments in the introduction by Michael Reidy, the Barrow setting made an enormous impression on the chapter authors—possibly a first polar experience for some of these historians. Over the years, hundreds of books, some outstanding, have described aspects of polar exploration, either as overviews or as personal accounts by the explorers and inhabitants. This book contributes to that growing collection, offering insights on the development of the field of polar science through the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


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Syvitski, J.P.M. 2007. Review of Extremes—Oceanography's Adventures at the Poles, edited by
K.R. Benson and H.M. Rozwadowski. Oceanography 20(3):132–133, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.41.