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Meteorites, Ice and Antarctica. A Personal Account.

Cassidy, William A.

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ISBN 10: 0521258723 / ISBN 13: 9780521258722
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2003
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xiv, 349pp, index, appendices, bw ills, charts. Or blue cloth boards in jacket. Slightest of edge wear to jacket. First hand account of field experiences on the US Antarctic Search for Meteorites project which the author carried out as part of a team of scientists. The hugely successful project influenced our understanding of the moon, Mars and the asteroid belt. The final chapters speculate on the results of the trips and the future research to which they might lead. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 017678

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Title: Meteorites, Ice and Antarctica. A Personal ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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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.

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