Innocents on the Ice : A Memoir of Antarctic Exploration, 1957. trade paperback

By: BEHRENDT, John C.

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BEHRENDT, John C. Innocents on the Ice : A Memoir of Antarctic Exploration,1957. (Niwot) : University Press of Colorado, (1997). Pp (8),ix-xviii,(10) ,1-428. Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, illustrated black and blue card covers. "I use the word "Innocents" in the title partly because most of our nine-man scientific party were quite young and totally inexperienced in Antarctica and the "Navy way" of doing things there. "Innocent" is also appropriate because the senior Navy people and the scientists who conceived the IGY program had little comprehension of how each other functioned, both in the U.S. and in Antarctica. We planned to use state-of-the-art equipment (untried in Antarctica) to carry out our research, but Americans had never operated motor vehicles in fieldwork on the Antarctic snow surface away from basebefore. The "Ice" is originally a common New Zealand expression for Antarc tica." (from the Preface). 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; 10. Heading for Home, Very good. 15.00

Title: Innocents on the Ice : A Memoir of Antarctic Exploration, 1957. trade paperback

Author Name: BEHRENDT, John C.

Categories: 79,

Publisher: University Press of Colorado, Niwot, 1998, ISBN:0870815512:

Seller ID: 96678

Keywords: ANTARCTICA EXPLORATION POLAR UNITED STATES NAUTICAL,