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Open Books Open Minds - PYM: A Novel by Mat Johnson
The RIC Open Books--Open Minds common book for 2013/2014
Through the United States Antarctic Program (USAP), the National Science Foundation (NSF), manages all U.S. scientific research and related logistics in Antarctica as well as aboard ships in the Southern Ocean. The Antarctic Program's goals are:
to understand the Antarctic and its associated ecosystems;
to understand the region's effects on, and responses to, global processes such as climate;
and to use Antarctica's unique features for scientific research that cannot be done as well elsewhere.
"A coalition of over 30 NGOs interested in Antarctic environmental protection, ASOC represents the environmental community at Antarctic governance meetings and works to promote important Antarctic conservation goals."
The World Factbook: Antarctica
Map of Antarctica, the South Pole and its surrounding bodies of water