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The Resource Antipodes : in search of the southern continent, Avan Judd Stallard

Antipodes : in search of the southern continent, Avan Judd Stallard

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Antipodes : in search of the southern continent
Title
Antipodes
Title remainder
in search of the southern continent
Statement of responsibility
Avan Judd Stallard
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When ships were equal to ambitions, explorers set out to find and claim Terra Australis - said to be as large, rich and varied as all the northern lands combined. Antipodes charts these voyages - voyages both through the imagination and across the High Seas - in pursuit of the mythical Terra Australis. In doing so, the question is asked: how could so many fail to see the realities they encountered? And how is it a mythical land held the gaze of an era famed for breaking free the shackles of superstition? That Terra Australis did not exist didn't stop explorers pursuing the continent to its Antarctic obsolescence, unwilling to abandon the promise of such a rich and magnificent land till it was stripped of every ounce of value it had ever promised. In the process, the southern continent - an imaginary land - became one of the shaping forces of early modern history
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Summary
Stallard recounts the search for an imagined geography, a place that existed in the minds of human being because of and regardless of physical reality: the great southern continent. He covers what exists beyond, the world as palimpsest, the cartographers' southern continent, Terra Australis takes shape, Mercator's southern continent and theory of equipoisure, seeking Terra Australis, the Dutch discovery, Van Dieman's Lands, Terra Australis adrift, an icy end, mistaking Australia for Terra Australis, and the power of imaginative geography. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10533635
Cataloging source
ANL
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Stallard, Avan Judd
Dewey number
994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
History
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  • Geography, Ancient
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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in search of the southern continent
Label
Antipodes : in search of the southern continent, Avan Judd Stallard
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. One The World as Palimpsest -- ch. Two The Cartographers' Southern Continent -- ch. Three Terra Australis Takes Shape -- ch. Four Mercator's Southern Continent and Theory of Equipoisure -- ch. Five Seeking Terra Australis -- ch. Six Dutch Discovery -- ch. Seven Van Diemen's Lands -- ch. Eight Terra Australis Adrift -- ch. Nine An Icy End -- ch. Ten Mistaking Australia for Terra Australis
Control code
000057255058
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 264 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925377323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)946313988
Label
Antipodes : in search of the southern continent, Avan Judd Stallard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. One The World as Palimpsest -- ch. Two The Cartographers' Southern Continent -- ch. Three Terra Australis Takes Shape -- ch. Four Mercator's Southern Continent and Theory of Equipoisure -- ch. Five Seeking Terra Australis -- ch. Six Dutch Discovery -- ch. Seven Van Diemen's Lands -- ch. Eight Terra Australis Adrift -- ch. Nine An Icy End -- ch. Ten Mistaking Australia for Terra Australis
Control code
000057255058
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 264 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925377323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)946313988

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