About this book
Featuring the previously unpublished diary of José María Sobral, Under-Lieutenant of the Argentine Navy, this book provides insight on his life and his participation in Otto Nordenskjöld's Swedish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.
- Book Title The Life of José María Sobral
- Book Subtitle Scientist, Diarist, and Pioneer in Antarctica
- Series Title Springer Biographies
- Series Abbreviated Title Springer Biographies
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67268-7
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-67267-0
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88403-5
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67268-7
- Series ISSN 2365-0613
- Series E-ISSN 2365-0621
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages LII, 336
- Number of Illustrations 21 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
History of Science
World History, Global and Transnational History
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