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Antarctica And Science: 100th Anniversary of the Shackleton Expedition

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Location: 
Bowie
Audience: 
All Ages
Time: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

Before the First World War, numerous nations sent expeditions to Antarctica, threatening to carve it up as had happened to South Asia and Africa. But when Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition nearly ended in catastrophe, a hiatus existed on the ground until after the Second World War. Then scientists, with international world views, began to arrive in mass from many nations. Dian Belanger will visit the Bowie Branch Library, and discuss her research on the scientific explorations of the 1950's. Come hear how what science learned then and how it has come to affect us all in the present day. 

 (Image Courtesy of pbs.org)  (Image Courtesy of  bl.uk/)