Discusses icebergs, ice packs, ice sheets, glaciers, and polar ice domes, and looks at the history of Antarctic exploration
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Stephen Pyne is an associate professor of history at Arizona State University-West. He spent three months in Antarctica as a recipient of the Antarctic Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.From Library Journal:
Half of this book is a detailed, scientific, sometimes rhapsodic dissertation on Antarctica's most prominent feature: ice in its various forms. Interspersed are chapters on the exploration, geopolitics, earth sciences, literature, and art of the region: intellectual histories assuming background knowledge. The alienness of Antarctica is stressed. Pyne, a professional historian, author of books such as Fire in America (1982), has written a work of interest to scholars and specialists, though likely to overwhelm the general reader. J.F. Husband, Framingham State Coll. Lib., Mass.
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110345348451
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0345348451