Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica: A Personal Account (Studies in Polar Research)

3.75 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521258722: Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica: A Personal Account (Studies in Polar Research)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for fifteen years and his searches have resulted in the collection of thousands of meteorite specimens from the ice. This personal account of his field experiences on the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites Project reveals the influence the work has had on our understanding of the moon, Mars and the asteroid belt. Cassidy describes the hardships and dangers of fieldwork in a hostile environment, as well as the appreciation he developed for its beauty. William Cassidy is Emeritus Professor of Geology and Planetary Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He initiated the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) nroject and led meteorite recovery expeditions in Antarctica in1976. His name is found attached to a mineral (cassidyite), on the map of Antarctica (Cassidy Glacier), and in the Catalog of Asteroids (3382 Cassidy). Profiled in "American Men of Science," and "Who's Who in America," he is also a recipient of The Antarctic Service Medal from the United States and has published widely in Science, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, and The Journal of Geophysical Research.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for fifteen years. His searches have resulted in the collection of thousands of meteorite specimens from the ice. This fascinating story is a first hand account of his field experiences on the US Antarctic Search for Meteorites Project, and the influence this work has had on our understanding of the moon, Mars and the asteroid belt. He describes the hardships and dangers of fieldwork in a hostile environment, as well as the appreciation he developed for the beauty of the place.

About the Author:

Bill Cassidy was the founder of the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites project (ANSMET), and led meteorite recovery expeditions in Antarctica from 1976-1993. He received the Antarctic Service Medal of the United States in 1979, in recognition of his successful field work on the continent. His name is found attached to a mineral (cassidyite), on the map of Antarctica (Cassidy Glacier) and in the Catalogue of Asteroids (3382 Cassidy). He is currently Emeritus Professor of Geology and Planetary Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781107403918: Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica: A Personal Account (Studies in Polar Research)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  110740391X ISBN 13:  9781107403918
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2012
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cassidy, William A.
Published by Cambridge University Press, U.S.A. (2003)
ISBN 10: 0521258723 ISBN 13: 9780521258722
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookshelfillers
(Merchantville, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, U.S.A., 2003. Hard Cover. Condition: NEW. Dust Jacket Condition: NEW. First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, NEW, remainder mark, light shelf wear Immediate shipping w/tracking included. Seller Inventory # 016608

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Cassidy, William A.
Published by Cambridge University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0521258723 ISBN 13: 9780521258722
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Poverty Hill Books
(Mt. Prospect, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. HARDCOVER, BRAND NEW, Perfect Shape, No Black Remainder Mark,Fast Shipping With Online Tracking, International Orders shipped Global Priority Air Mail, All orders handled with care and shipped promptly in secure packaging, we ship Mon-Sat and send shipment confirmation emails. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Seller Inventory # 9039945

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

William A. Cassidy
Published by Cambridge University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0521258723 ISBN 13: 9780521258722
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0521258723

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

William A. Cassidy
Published by Cambridge University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0521258723 ISBN 13: 9780521258722
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0521258723

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

William A. Cassidy
Published by Cambridge University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0521258723 ISBN 13: 9780521258722
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
LIMEROCK BOOKS INC.
(SARASOTA, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. This Book is in Good Condition; Customer Satisfaction Comes First.Delivery Time 4-12 days. 100% Money back Guaranteed!!!. book. Seller Inventory # 0521258723

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

William A. Cassidy
ISBN 10: 0521258723 ISBN 13: 9780521258722
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. This is Brand NEW. Seller Inventory # Manohar-18082018-9803

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.30
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Cassidy William A.
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521258723 ISBN 13: 9780521258722
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press. Condition: New. pp. 364. Seller Inventory # 7573447

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

CASSIDY, WILLIAM A.
ISBN 10: 0521258723 ISBN 13: 9780521258722
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. This is Brand NEW. Seller Inventory # Ahuja-19062018-8455

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 114.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.30
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds