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作者 Spiller, James, 1967- author
書名 Frontiers for the American century : outer space, Antarctica, and Cold War nationalism / James Spiller
出版項 New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
©2015
國際標準書號 9781137507860
1137507861
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 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  TL789.8.U5 S756 2015    在架上    30530001241678
版本 First edition
說明 xii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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系列 Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology
Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology
附註 "Frontiers for the American Century compares the cultural politics of the U.S. space and Antarctic programs during the Cold War. It analyzes how culturally salient terms, especially the nationalist motif of the frontier, were used to garner public support for these strategic initiatives and, more generally, United States internationalism during this period"-- Provided by publisher
"Space and Antarctic exploration were the most dramatic endeavors of the Cold War. Employing the latest science and technology to explore the remaining frontiers, these programs were designed to stimulate an American century of freedom and prosperity for humankind. However, these programs came to represent distinctive aspects of the ideal U.S. leadership of the 'Free World.' Frontiers for the American Century : Outer Space, Antarctica, and Cold War Nationalism by James Spiller explores the cultural politics, nationalism, and history that led these programs to different paths of celestial pioneering and environmental guardianship"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Polar Stars and Stellar Stripes -- 1. Rising to the Sputnik Challenge -- 2. The Space and Antarctic Frontiers -- 3. Antarctica and the Greening of America -- 4. The Grip of the Space Frontier -- Conclusion: The End of American Frontier Nationality?
主題 Outer space -- Exploration -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- American -- History -- 20th century
Antarctica -- Strategic aspects -- History -- 20th century
Science and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History
United States Antarctic Program -- History
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Cold War -- Political aspects -- United States
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958
Scientific expeditions -- History -- 20th century
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