Antarctic Treaty

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Antarctica is an island continent some 15.5m. sq. km in area which lies almost entirely within the Antarctic Circle. Its surface is composed of an ice sheet over rock, and it is uninhabited except for research and other workers in the course of duty. It is in general ownerless: for countries with territorial claims, see ARGENTINA; AUSTRALIA: Australian Antarctic Territory; CHILE; FRANCE: Southern and Antarctic Territories; NEW ZEALAND: Ross Dependency; NORWAY: Queen Maud Land; UNITED KINGDOM: British Antarctic Territory.


Saudi Arabia Debt Relief Crude Petroleum Island Continent Territorial Claim 
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Further Reading

  1. Elliott, L. M., International Environmental Politics: Protecting the Antarctic. London, 1994CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Jørgensen-Dahl, A. and Østreng, W., The Antarctic Treaty System in World Politics. London, 1991CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Meadows, J., et al., The Antarctic [Bibliography]. Oxford and New Brunswick (NJ), 1994Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006

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  • Barry Turner

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