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Record #191860:

Climates of sight: mistaken visibilities, mirages and "seeing beyond" in Antarctica / Kathryn Yusoff.

Title: Climates of sight: mistaken visibilities, mirages and "seeing beyond" in Antarctica / Kathryn Yusoff.
Author(s): Yusoff, Kathryn.
Date: 2008.
Publisher: London: I.B. Tauris
In: High places : cultural geographies of mountains and ice. (2008.),
Abstract: Outlines controversy regarding Wilkes' report of sighting land in Antarctica in 1840, and explains phenomenon of superior mirage. Discusses uncertain and shifting relation of the visual to establishing geographical truths; ways in which vision is geographically constituted; and hallucinatory and normative vision. Includes assessment of role of early fictional descriptions of Antarctica with fact, and role of narrative in scientific writing.
Notes:

In: High places : cultural geographies of mountains and ice / Denis Cosgrove, Veronica della Dora, eds.

Keywords: 113/119 -- Attitudes to nature.
528.9 -- Cartography.
91(08) -- Expeditions: 1838-42 Wilkes.
551.593.11 -- Mirages.
91(091) -- Exploration, history.
93"184" -- 1840-1849.
82-3 -- Prose. Fiction.
V -- History.
(*7) -- Antarctic regions.
(*747) -- Wilkes Land.
SPRI record no.: 191860

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