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Behrendt, John C.

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ISBN 10: 0870814931 / ISBN 13: 9780870814938
Published by University of Colorado Press, 1998
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First ed. Near fine/Near fine condition, very slight over all wear to book and dustjacket. Inscribed by the author on the first title page, believe to fellow author Colin Bull. Bookseller Inventory # 033799

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Publisher: University of Colorado Press

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: First Ed.

Book Type: Book

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Based on the author's participation in an 18-month US Navy sponsored scientific expedition to establish Ellsworth Station and related explorations, Behrendt (arctic and alpine research, U. of Colorado; scientist emeritus, US Geological Survey) chronicles the realities of enduring the long Arctic winter without contact with the outside world. He also ponders changes in environmental awareness since he helped usher in the scientific age in Antarctica. Includes photos, maps, and a glossary identifying various forms of ice. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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John C. Behrendt is an internationally known scientist who has made 12 trips to Antarctica and traveled there in every decade since the 1956-58 International Geophysical Year expedition described in this book. He returned to the Weddell Sea and the Filchner Ice Shelf in 1958-59, and made pioneering aerogeophysical surveys over the Transantarctic Mountains and the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1960-64. In 1960-61 he led an oversnow traverse party to the southern Antarctic Peninsula and the Behrendt Mountains, which were named for him as a result of his work. He also led geophysical research programs for 31 years at the U.S. Geological Survey. Behrendt is currently a Fellow at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado, where he is investigating volcanoes under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet using airborne geophysical surveys.

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