Title Protection and preservation of the oldest sites of the Antarctic; the case of Fildes Peninsula and Byers Peninsula in the South Shetland Islands
Author Stehberg, R.
Source Historical Polar bases; preservation and management, edited by S. Barr and P. Chaplin, p.85-93, . Publisher: International Polar Heritage Committee, Oslo, Norway. ISBN: 9788299689120
Publication Date 2008
Notes In English Ant. Acc. No: 89876
Index Terms Antarctica--Fildes Peninsula; Antarctica--Livingston Island; Antarctica; Byers Peninsula; Fildes Peninsula; historic sites; history; International Polar Year 2007- 08; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; King George Island; Livingston Island; preservation; protection; Scotia Sea Islands; sealing industry; South Shetland Islands; subantarctic regions
Abstract Describes early historic sites resulting from activities of sealers in 1820s on King George Island and Livingston Island, and discusses their value as indications of earliest operation of capitalist system in Antarctica; living and working conditions of sealers; and source of baseline information on environmental conditions. Provides brief descriptions of 36 sites, and outlines plans for their protection and preservation.
Publication Type monograph
Record ID 304554