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Alien in Antarctica

Reflections Upon Forty Years of Exploration & Research on the Frozen Continent

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Hardback

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Alien in Antarctica by Charles Swithinbank
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This is an eminent polar scientist's account of six expeditions to the 'frozen continent' while working with the US Antarctic Program. The book combines first-person narrative and outstanding photography to record the events, the feelings, the results, and the memories of conducting research in one of Earth's most remote and hostile environments. This book is not just about science, but about adventures in the pursuit of science.

Author Biography

Dr Charles W M Swithinbank is an eminent glaciologist who has played a prominent role in polar research throughout the past forty-five years. With his experience of British, Scandinavian, Russian, and Canadian expeditions, he brings a powerful perspective to this narrative of years spent as a lead scientist with the US Antarctic Program. Swithinbank holds degrees from Oxford University and has held research posts at the universities of Michigan and Cambridge. His expedition record includes over 20 visits to the Antarctic, three winters spent at isolated scientific stations, and several Arctic expeditions. His accomplishments have been recognised through the awarding of an honorary degree and medals, three of which were handed to him by reigning monarchs, and by naming one mountain range, two glaciers, and three other geographic features after him.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1997
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
colour photos
Imprint
McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, US
Pages
216
Dimensions
280x215x17
ISBN-13
9780939923434
Product ID
1862591

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