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Griffith Taylor : visionary environmentalist explorer / Carolyn Strange, Alison Bashford
Bib ID 4306346
Format BookBook
Author
Strange, Carolyn, 1959-
 
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Description Canberra : National Library of Australia, c2008 
283 p. : ill. (some col.), fasims., maps , ports. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9780642276681
Summary

"Griffith Taylor (1880-1963) was a world explorer, whose travels took him from Captain Scott's final expedition in Antarctica to every continent on earth. In a life that stretched from the Boer War to the Cold War Taylor made it his mission to enlighten the public on humankind's relation to the environment. As a geographer whose work crossed into anthropology he courted controversy and craved recognition. Today's preoccupations with climate change, the ascendancy of Asian nations, and the renewed threat of nuclear war, were all addressed by Taylor generations earlier."--Provided by publisher.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1: Favoured Son 11
  • Chapter 2: The Furthest Frontier 43
  • Chapter 3: From Rocks to Race 79
  • Chapter 4: Prophet and Pariah 115
  • Chapter 5: War and Peace 157
  • Chapter 6: Founding Father 185
  • Epilogue 227
  • Acknowledgments 230
  • Notes 233
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 233-261.

Subjects Taylor, Thomas Griffith, - 1880-1963.  |  Geographers - Australia - Biography.  |  Geographers - Canada - Biography.  |  Geography - History.  |  Race.  |  Antarctica - Discovery and exploration - British.  |  Taylor, Thomas Griffith, - 1880-1963  |  Geographers - Australia - Biography  |  Geographers - Canada - Biography  |  Geography - History  |  Race  |  Antarctica - Discovery and exploration - British
Other authors/contributors Bashford, Alison, 1963-  |  National Library of Australia
Available From National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT 2600 

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