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The Life of Jose Maria Sobral

Scientist, Diarist, and Pioneer in Antarctica

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The Life of Jose Maria Sobral by Mary R. Tahan
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Featuring the previously unpublished diary of Jose Maria Sobral, Under-Lieutenant of the Argentine Navy, this book provides insight on his life and his participation in Otto Nordenskjoeld's Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-1903. This biography highlights Sobral's personal thoughts on the mission, his position, the science being discovered, and the geopolitical situation around him. The reader also learns about the state of science, Antarctic exploration, and cultural-political-issues at that time. The author's critical and contextual analysis of the diary explains more about Sobral and his role in Argentina, Antarctica, science and history. This paints a detailed picture of Sobral as an individual, and provides the framework to depict the world in which Sobral lived and worked as well as his expedition and accomplishments. The book aims to explain the context of Sobral's writings, the significance of the events he described in his diary entries, and the way all of these events tied into history and scientific discovery.

Author Biography

Mary R. Tahan is a writer, producer, and documentarian, with a professional background in journalism and marketing. Internationally renowned for her educational and informational series, she has authored many scholarly articles and historical books, and produced/directed documentary films. Her scholarly articles and lectures/presentations focus on Antarctica and the "heroic age of exploration", and cover many countries and she has documented individuals and organizations as well as cities and historical events. As part of her research for her series of films and books on Polar exploration, Mary R. Tahan traveled to Antarctica by invitation of the Direccion Nacional del Antartico (Instituto Antartico Argentino), where she performed on-site photography and videography of the Antarctic landscape and historical sites, as well as conducted interviews with scientists and curators. Her research has also taken her to Argentina, Norway, France, Russia, and England, where she has also interviewed Polar historians and descendants of the early explorers of the Arctic and Antarctic. Mary R. Tahan obtained her bachelor's degree in English at the University of California at Los Angeles and participated in the UCLA master's program in Motion Pictures & Television, with an emphasis in Critical Studies. Her current memberships and activities include the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG); the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) History, Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group; Direccion Nacional del Antartico; Historiadores Antarticos Latinoamericanos; and the National Library of Norway. She was nominated as Honorary Historian with the Argentine Navy.
Release date NZ
October 18th, 2017
Author
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
36 Illustrations, color; 21 Illustrations, black and white; LII, 336 p. 57 illus., 36 illus. in color.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
336
ISBN-13
9783319672670
Product ID
26877543

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