Review of The expeditions of the first International Polar Year 1882–83, by William Barr
- Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
(issn: 1751-8369, eissn: 1751-8369)
It is probably safe to assume that no readers of Polar Research are unaware that we have just come through a fourth International Polar Year (IPY). All science is, or should be, based on the previous achievements of others, and thus the experiences and results of the previous three IPYs (the latter IPY is known as the International Geophysical Year) are also in the forefront at this time. This account of the first IPY expeditions reflects that the market was ripe right now.