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This list relates to the trimester Trimester 2 2019 which does not start until 01/07/2019
  1. Module 1 27 items
    1. Required readings 24 items
      These readings and websites are required, and will be assessed in the quiz.
      1. TOPIC 1:

      2. Topic 2:

      3. Martyrs to Gondwanaland - Chris Turney 2012

        Chapter Required

      4. Scott's last expedition - Leonard Huxley

        Webpage Required Please read pages 562-596 of this book .

      5. A Chillingly Unusual Winter - Susan Solomon 2001

        Chapter Required Please read pages 286-306)

      6. The Ultimate Defeat - Roland Huntford 1979

        Chapter Required Please read pages 533-544

      7. Dispatches from continent seven: an anthology of Antarctic science 2016

        Book Required Please read pages 111-116, James Murray, 'Nematodes, rotifers, water bears and mites'.

      8. TOPIC 3:

      9. Southward Bound - David L. Harrowfield 2007

        Chapter Required Please read pages 20-37

      10. No, stop! No, go! Scott Base - Colin Bull, R. E. Barwick 2009

        Chapter Required Please read pages 52-78

      11. Scott Base 50 years

        Website Required Familiarise yourself with the website and be prepared to answer quiz questions that might draw on it.

      12. US Antarctic programme

        Website  Familiarise yourself with the website and be prepared to answer quiz questions that might draw on it.

      13. Antarctica New Zealand

        Website  Familiarise yourself with the website and be prepared to answer quiz questions that might draw on it.

      14. TOPIC 4:

      15. Unlayering of the Ozone: An Earth Sans Sunscreen | UN Chronicle

        Webpage Required Some students are having trouble accessing this link. If it doesn't work, copy the following link into a new browser to access the article: https://unchronicle.un.org/article/unlayering-ozone-earth-sans-sunscreen/

      16. The march of the king crabs: a warning from Antarctica - Kathryn Smith July 21, 2015 6.12am AESTJuly 21, 2015 6.12am AEST

        Article Required

      17. TOPIC 5:

      18. Slaughter and scurvy - Jason C. Anthony, Ebooks Corporation c2012 (electronic resource)

        Chapter Required Please read pages 38-65)

      19. TOPIC 6:

      20. New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust

        Webpage Required Familiarize yourself with the website and be prepared to answer quiz questions that might draw on it.

    2. Supplementary readings 3 items
      These readings and websites are not required, and will not be assessed in the quiz. However, they will provide you with a deeper understanding of the module content and may be useful for the blog post and essay.
  2. Module 2 20 items
    1. Required readings 20 items
      These readings and websites are required, and will be assessed in the quiz.
      1. LECTURE 1:

      2. Chapter 2: A Continent Under Ice: The Geological Setting of Antarctica - Yvonne Cook, Bryan Storey

        Chapter Required Please read chapter 2 of this book - pages 9-27

      3. East and West: The Geography of Antarctica

        Webpage Required The website has a short description of Antarctic geography and a cool interactive map see link toward bottom of article. Try turning on different layers to see different features. It can take a while for the map imagery to upload if you turn that option on. 

      4. LECTURE 2:

      5. Chapter 3: A Long Journey South: Unravelling Antarctica’s Geological History - Yvonne Cook, Bryan Storey

        Chapter Required Please read chapter 3 of this book, pages 29-49

      6. The Greenhouse world - from the breakup of Gondwana to 34 million years ago

        Webpage Required Summary from the Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE) group of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Don’t worry about all the listed references or detail of the ACC. The key point is the decline in global temperature from the greenhouse world to 34 million years

      7. Fossil Plants and Polar Climates | Our Changing World | RNZ - Veronika Meduna

        Article Required A brief article and audio file from Radio New Zealand on how studying ancient plant fossils helps us to know about Antarctica’s warm past.

      8. LECTURE 3:

      9. The Icehouse world

        Webpage Required Summary from the Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE) group of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Don’t worry about all the listed references. This reading is relevant for Lectures 3 and 4.

      10. Freeze-Dried Findings Support a Tale of Two Ancient Climates - Fox, Douglas 2008 - Douglas Fox 2008

        Article  This is a good article about the research of old lake deposits and plant fossils in the Transantarctic Mountains.

      11. Chapter 4: Looking back to the Future: Paleoclimate studies in Antarctica - Cliff Atkins

        Chapter  Please read chapter 4 of this book, pages 51-65. This reading is relevant for Lectures 3 and 4

      12. A different kind of cold | Incredible events

        Webpage Required A great article describing how a group of international researchers collect data in Antarctica (Friis Hills) and how important it is for reconstructing past climate and environmental conditions.

      13. LECTURE 4:

      14. LECTURE 5:

      15. The Dry Valleys, An ancient and cold desert in Antarctica - SpringerLink (Online service), D. Sugden 2010 (electronic resource)

        Chapter 

      16. Antarctic Glaciers

        Website Required Familiarise yourself with this website and be prepared to answer quiz questions that might draw on it. This website provides some interesting further reading on the science of Antarctic glaciology. Check out the Glaciers and Climate section.

      17. LECTURE 6:

      18. Climate of Hope: Q&A with Professor Tim Naish

        Article Required A great, comprehensive interview with VUW professor Tim Naish on climate research in Antarctica, and how it impacts New Zealand and the world.

      19. Thin Ice

        Website Required This page has some nice summaries about models of future climate. Some students are having trouble accessing this website - if so, please copy and pace this link into a new browser window: http://thiniceclimate.org/

  3. Module 3 20 items
    1. Required readings 20 items
      These readings and websites are required, and will be assessed in the quiz.
      1. TOPIC 2

      2. Life on Ice

        Chapter Required Please read the section from page 96

      3. Penguinscience - understanding penguin response to climate and ecosystem change

        Website Required Here you can find both research findings as well as education material for school children.

      4. TOPIC 3

      5. Weddell Seal Science

        Webpage Required This page is a good summary of the research on Weddell seals, which goes back to 1968 at the US McMurdo Station,

      6. Weddell Seal Count — Zooniverse

        Webpage Required Zooniverse is a platform where anybody can contribute to biological research

      7. TOPIC 4

      8. Life on Ice

        Chapter Required This is the same chapter as in topic 2. For this topic please read the section between pages 83 and 96. If you’re interested, you can find out about Emperor penguins and Antarctic fish between pages 63 and 83 of this chapter.

      9. TOPIC 5

      10. Chapter 3 - True Antarcticans

        Chapter Required Please read pages 123 onwards

      11. TOPIC 6

      12. Chapter 4 - Oasis in a frozen desert

        Chapter Required Please read pages 159-165 then skip to page 176

      13. The changing form of Antarctic biodiversity - Steven L. Chown, Andrew Clarke, Ceridwen I. Fraser, S. Craig Cary 2015-6

        Article Required

      14. TOPIC 7

      15. Chapter 4 - Oasis in a frozen desert

        Chapter Required This is the same chapter as in topic 6. For this topic please read the section between pages 165-176

    2. Supplementary readings 0 items
      These readings and websites are not required, and will not be assessed in the quiz. However, they will provide you with a deeper understanding of the module content and may be useful for the blog post and essay.
  4. Module 4 26 items
    1. Required readings 17 items
      These readings and websites are required, and will be assessed in the quiz.
      1. LECTURE 1:

      2. Managing the frozen commons - Olav Orheim

        Chapter Required A good overview of the management of the Antarctic continent

      3. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat website

        Webpage Required Familiarise yourself with this website and be prepared to answer quiz questions that might draw on it. This website provides a wealth of information about the various instruments of the Antarctic Treaty System, as well as the reports of all of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings.

      4. LECTURE 2

      5. A Continent for Peace and Science: Governance in Antarctica - Neil Gilbert

        Chapter Required A comprehensive look at how science has impacted governance of Antarctica

      6. LECTURE 3:

      7. The Question of Mining: Geological Resources in Antarctica - Yvonne Cook, Bryan Storey

        Chapter Required A look at how Antarctic mining resources have been viewed in terms of feasibility and technological challenges.

      8. Commercial Harvest in Antarctica: Exploitation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources - Alan Hemmings

        Chapter Required An overview of commercial exploitation in the Antarctic ocean, from 19th-century whaling and sealing to contemporary issues of protecting marine environments.

      9. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat website - Environment Protocol

        Webpage Required You should have already familiarised yourself with this website. The Antarctic Treaty Secretariat website also provides information on the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty and the reports of meetings of the Committee for Environmental Protection. Information on protected areas and environmental impact assessments can also be found on the environmental part of the website.

      10. LECTURE 4:

      11. Contrasting views on Antarctic tourism: ‘last chance tourism’ or ‘ambassadorship’ in the last of the wild - Vila, Mar ; Costa, Gerard ; Angulo-Preckler, Carlos ; Sarda, Rafael ; Avila, Conxita 2016

        Article Required This article discusses several of the themes that were introduced in the lecture, including ambassadorship and edu-tourism

      12. LECTURE 5:

      13. 12-Nation Pact Makes Antarctic Science Reserve - Walter Sullivan

        Article Required This 1959 article shows how the Antarctic Treaty was perceived in the US when it was first introduced.

      14. LECTURE 6:

      15. Antarctic Heritage Trust website

        Website Required Familiarise yourself with this website and be prepared to answer quiz questions that draw on it. The website of the Antarctic Heritage Trust provides background and updates on several projects to conserve historic huts in Antarctica.

    2. Supplementary readings 9 items
      These readings and websites are not required, and will not be assessed in the quiz. However, they will provide you with a deeper understanding of the module content and may be useful for the blog post and essay.
      1. Scientists together in the cold - Colin P. Summerhayes

        Chapter Supplementary This supplementary reading is associated with lecture 1. This article provides us with a look at the SCAR conference and how it is used as a platform for ongoing collaboration within the Antarctica communities.

      2. COMNAP website

        Webpage Supplementary This website is associated with lecture 1. The website of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP) provides information on governmental activities and facilities in Antarctica.

      3. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research website

        Website Supplementary This website is associated with lecture 2. The website of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research provides information on the history of SCAR as well as on its current scientific research programmes. Go check out the SCAR pages on the treaty system.

      4. Home Page | CCAMLR

        Website Supplementary This website is associated with lecture 3. The CCAMLR website provides information about fishing in the Southern Ocean, the way in which CCAMLR regulates fishing activity as well as reports of all of the meetings of the Commission and the Scientific Committee.

      5. Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area

        Webpage  This supplementary reading is associated with lecture 3. For those who want to find out about a recent and significant decision to establish a Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea.

      6. The Last Ocean documentary - synopsis

        Webpage Supplementary For those who are really interested in the lecture 3 content, there's also the Last Ocean documentary

      7. Three die in 'Viking' yacht off Antarctica

        Article Supplementary This supplementary reading is associated with lecture 4. This is a story about an incident that Gary McPherson mentions in his interview.

      8. IAATO website

        Webpage  This website is associated with lecture 4. The website of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators provides information about the self-regulation of tourism in Antarctica as well as statistics and data on visitors to the region

      9. Antarctic biodiversity faces increased threats despite isolation, study finds - Monica Tan

        Article Supplementary This supplementary reading is associated with lecture 5. This 2015 article gives a recent perspective on some of the ongoing environmental issues being faced in Antarctica.

  5. Module 5 37 items
    1. Required readings 17 items
      These readings and websites are required, and will be assessed in the quiz.
      1. LECTURE 1:

      2. Creativity at the Frozen Frontier: The Arts in Antarctica - Patrick Shepherd

        Chapter Required Read this for an accessible overview of the history of the arts in Antarctica.

      3. Education, outreach and communication during the International Polar Year 2007–2008: stimulating a global polar community - Rhian A. Salmon et al. 12/2011

        Article Required Read this paper for an overview of the outreach and communication efforts of IPY and to learn about how this international effort has stimulated a community that continues today.

      4. Antarctica New Zealand website

        Website Required Familiarise yourself with this site, particularly the following sections: science/scholarships; education and outreach/community engagement programme.

      5. LECTURE 2:

      6. In the blink of an eye: Anne Noble’s Antarctic photographs - Ian Wedde

        Chapter Required This essay about Anne Noble’s Antarctic photographs explores the idea of “ice-blink” and touches on Antarctic history, tourism, and photography.

      7. LECTURE 3:

      8. The tourist gaze 3.0 - John Urry, Jonas Larsen, Ebooks Corporation 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      9. LECTURE 4:

      10. LECTURE 5:

      11. Gabby O'Connor - Artist's blog

        Website Required Visit and familiarise yourself with Gabby’s blogsite to get further insight into her work, her processes, her Antarctic trips and upcoming events and exhibitions.

      12. LECTURE 6:

      13. Te Radar: Opinionist website

        Website Required Visit and familiarise yourself with Te Radar’s website to get an overview of the range of topics he covers and the range of media he works with.

      14. The tourist gaze 3.0 - John Urry, Jonas Larsen, Ebooks Corporation 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    2. Supplementary readings 20 items
      These readings and websites are not required, and will not be assessed in the quiz. However, they will provide you with a deeper understanding of the module content and may be useful for the blog post and essay.
      1. Unframed continent

        Audio-visual document Supplementary This supplementary video is about Bill Manhire, Chris Orsman and Nigel Brown, who visited Antarctica on Antarctica New Zealand's Artists to Antarctica programme in 1997.

      2. The following three supplementary readings are poems. As you read these poems think about the extent to which they are communicating information about Antarctica. Are you gaining knowledge about Antarctica from reading them or do they have a more emotional impact? 

      3. The Lakes of Mars - Chris Orsman

        Chapter Supplementary

      4. “Small Fry - Ashleigh Young

        Chapter Supplementary

      5. Food Chain - Bill Manhire

        Chapter Supplementary

      6. The science of poetry, the poetry of science - Ruth Padel

        Webpage Supplementary Read this for Ruth Padel’s ideas about what science and poetry have in common

      7. Heart of Whiteness: The Literature and Art of Antarctica - Stephen J. Pyne

        Chapter Supplementary Pyne’s work is briefly referred to in lecture 1, and in Leane’s and Manhire’s readings. Read this if you want even more information, and another perspective, on this topic

      8. Collection of Personal Blogs by the British Antarctic Survey

        Webpage Supplementary Scroll through these blogs to get an idea of the range of things that Antarctic scientists blog about.

      9. Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists

        Webpage Supplementary Scroll through these blogs to get an idea of the range of things that Antarctic scientists blog about.

      10. The following optional readings are links to things referred to in the lecture – including Rebecca's Antarctic blogs and Listener articles and several education websites:

      11. The wind turbines of Scott Base - Rebecca Priestley

        Webpage Supplementary

      12. Erebus disaster - Erebus disaster | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

        Webpage Supplementary Anne Noble refers to the Erebus disaster in this lecture. If you’re not familiar with this event, this site will give you context for what Anne is talking about.