The Antarctic today : a mid-century survey by the New Zealand Antarctic Society / edited by Frank A. Simpson.

Contributor(s): Simpson, Frank A | New Zealand Antarctic Society.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : A.H. & A.W. Reed in conjunction with the New Zealand Antarctic Society, 1952Description: 389 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates (1 folded) : illustrations, maps (1 colour) ; 26 cm.Other title: Antarctic today : a mid century survey [Other title].Subject(s): ANTARCTICA | GLACIOLOGY | GEOLOGY | OCEANOGRAPHY | GLACIERS | MARINE ECOLOGY | WHALES | WHALING | PACK ICE | METEOROLOGY | AURORAS | IONOSPHERE | NAVIGATION | NATIONAL PROGRAMMES | SUBANTARCTIC ISLANDS | SOUTH AFRICA | AUSTRALIA | SOUTHERN OCEANHoldings: GRETA POINT: 913(99) ANT
Contents:
Foreword -- Preface -- Explanation of terms -- PART ONE. THE MYSTERIOUS FAR SOUTH -- 1. Introducing the Antarctic / John S. Cumpston -- PART TWO. CONTINENT AND OCEAN -- 2. Antarctic glaciers and glaciology / N.E. Odell -- 3. The geology of the Antarctic / Rhodes W. Fairbridge -- 4. The seas between / Charles A. Fleming -- PART THREE. NATURAL LIFE -- 5. Marine biology / R.K. Dell -- 6. Whales and whaling in the Southern Ocean / W.H. Dawbin -- 7. Seals of the Southern Ocean / E.G. Turbott -- 8. Antarctic birds / R.A. Falla -- PART FOUR. FROM OCEAN TO CONTINENT -- 9. Through the pack-ice / P.G. Law -- 10. Sea and air navigation / Group Captain S.A.C. Campbell -- PART FIVE. METEOROLOGY, AURORA, IONOSPHERE -- 11. Meteorology in the Antarctic / A.R. Martin -- 12. The Aurora Australis / I.L. Thomsen -- 13. Ionosphere research / J.W. Beagley -- PART SIX. THE NATIONS IN THE ANTARCTIC -- 14. Australian Antarctic research / P.G. Law, and T. Burnstall -- 15. South Africa in the Subantarctic / J.A. King -- 16. Recent expeditions and institutional activities / The Editorial Committee -- PART SEVEN. NEW ZEALAND AND THE FAR SOUTH -- 17. Subantarctic outposts / Frank A. Simpson -- 18. Gateway to the South / L.B. Quartermain -- Index.
Summary: This is a compilation of a mid-century survey of some of the problems of polar research by the Antarctic Society of New Zealand.
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Map on folded leaf in pocket.

Includes bibliographical references.

Foreword -- Preface -- Explanation of terms -- PART ONE. THE MYSTERIOUS FAR SOUTH -- 1. Introducing the Antarctic / John S. Cumpston -- PART TWO. CONTINENT AND OCEAN -- 2. Antarctic glaciers and glaciology / N.E. Odell -- 3. The geology of the Antarctic / Rhodes W. Fairbridge -- 4. The seas between / Charles A. Fleming -- PART THREE. NATURAL LIFE -- 5. Marine biology / R.K. Dell -- 6. Whales and whaling in the Southern Ocean / W.H. Dawbin -- 7. Seals of the Southern Ocean / E.G. Turbott -- 8. Antarctic birds / R.A. Falla -- PART FOUR. FROM OCEAN TO CONTINENT -- 9. Through the pack-ice / P.G. Law -- 10. Sea and air navigation / Group Captain S.A.C. Campbell -- PART FIVE. METEOROLOGY, AURORA, IONOSPHERE -- 11. Meteorology in the Antarctic / A.R. Martin -- 12. The Aurora Australis / I.L. Thomsen -- 13. Ionosphere research / J.W. Beagley -- PART SIX. THE NATIONS IN THE ANTARCTIC -- 14. Australian Antarctic research / P.G. Law, and T. Burnstall -- 15. South Africa in the Subantarctic / J.A. King -- 16. Recent expeditions and institutional activities / The Editorial Committee -- PART SEVEN. NEW ZEALAND AND THE FAR SOUTH -- 17. Subantarctic outposts / Frank A. Simpson -- 18. Gateway to the South / L.B. Quartermain -- Index.

This is a compilation of a mid-century survey of some of the problems of polar research by the Antarctic Society of New Zealand.

GRETA POINT: 913(99) ANT

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