Polar Research Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources, National Research Council
The international agreements covering Antarctica are models of cooperation and joined purpose. Convening at the Beardmore South Field Camp, near the Transantarctic Mountains, the Polar Research Board studied the Antarctic Treaty System and its implications for improved relationships between countries. This study examines the structure, meaning, and international repercussions of the Antarctic Treaty, focusing on the ways it benefits both the scientific and political communities. The chapters cover the history, science, environment, resources, and international status of Antarctica.