Title Norway and past International Polar Years; a historical account
Author Bones, S.
Author Affil Bones, S., Norwegian Polar Institute, Polar Environmental Centre, Tromso, Norway
Source Polar Research, 26(2), p.195-203, . Publisher: Norsk Polarinstitutt, Oslo, Norway. ISSN: 0800-0395
Publication Date 2007
Notes In English. 33 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 82981. CRREL Acc. No: 62000640
Index Terms history; Norway; Europe; International Polar Year 1882-83; International Polar Year 1932-33; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 1882-83 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; IPY 1932-33 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; Scandinavia; Western Europe
Abstract Surveying Norway's role in past International Polar Years (IPYs), this essay by historian Stian Bones contributes to a broader understanding of Norway as a "polar nation". He describes the strengths of Norway's scientific traditions in the polar regions, and examines the varying motivations driving Norwegian involvement in the first three IPYs: 1882-83, 1932-33 and 1957-58 (also known as the International Geophysical Year).
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1751-8369.2007.00029.x
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 279996