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Innocents on the ice : a memoir of Antarctic exploration, 1957 / by John C. Behrendt
Bib ID 2197648
Format BookBook
Author
Behrendt, John C., 1932-
 
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Description Niwot, Colo : University Press of Colorado, 1998 
xviii, 428 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0870814931 (alkaline paper) (cloth)
Summary

"Innocents on the Ice is based on the author's experience and writings as part of a U.S. Navy-supported scientific expedition to establish Ellsworth Station on the Filchner Ice Shelf. This expedition, undertaken from November 1956 to early 1958, coincided with the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958) which ushered in the "scientific age" in Antarctica."--BOOK JACKET. "Drawing on his 40 years of Antarctic research experience, Behrendt explains the changes in scientific activities and environmental awareness in Antarctica today."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Roster of Men at Ellsworth Station, 1957
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Voyage to the Weddell Sea
  • 3. Fall
  • 4. Winter Begins
  • 5. The Long Night Goes On and On and On ...
  • 6. The Sun Returns
  • 7. Final Traverse Preparations
  • 8. Ellsworth to Berkner Island
  • 9. Dufek Massif to Korff Island
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-408) and index.

Subjects Behrendt, John C., - 1932- - Diaries.  |  Explorers - Antarctica - Biography.  |  Antarctica - Discovery and exploration - History.  |  Antarctica - Discovery and exploration - United States - History.

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