Dispatches from continent seven : an anthology of Antarctic science / Rebecca Priestley.

Contributor(s): Priestley, Rebecca, 1967- [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Awa Press, 2016.Copyright date: 2016Edition: First edition.Description: xxxi, 422 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781927249055; 1927249058.Subject(s): CLIMATIC CHANGES | ANTARCTICA | DISCOVERY | EXPLORATION | GEOGRAPHYHoldings: GRETA POINT: 913(99) DIS
Contents:
Contributors -- The frozen pages / Gregory O'Brien -- Introduction -- Unkown Land -- Cook circumnavigates the continent / James Cook -- Pickled penguins and barrels of ice / Thaddeus von Bellingshausen -- Drinking wine in Adelie Land / Joseph Dubouzet -- Wilkes among the ice islands / Charles Wilkes -- Fire and ice / James Clark Ross -- The polar captain's wife / Chris Orsman -- The First Antarcticans -- In a sleeping bag beneath the aurora australis / Frederick Cook -- The art and science of sledge travel / Leopold McClintock -- Skinned penguins and bloody seals / Edward Wilson -- Drygalski's balloon ascent / Erich von Drygalski -- Luxuriant vegetation and extensive coasts / Otto Nordenskjold -- Penguin eggs and fried seal / Johan Gunnar Andersson -- Hunting the south magnetic pole / Edgeworth David -- Nematodes, rotifers, water bears and mites / James Murray -- The measure / Alice Miller -- The worst journey in the world / Apsley Cherry-Garrard -- The hooligan cocks of Cape Adare / George Murray Levick -- George Murray Levick and the Adelie penguins / Helen Heath -- Impressions / Robert Falcon Scott -- Geologising on the Beardmore / Robert Falcon Scott -- Ice monsters, growlers and bergy bits / Raymond Priestley -- Byrd makes a meteorological observation / Richard Byrd -- Crabeaters and leopards / Graham Turbott -- Continent for science -- Innocents in the Dry Valleys / Colin Bull -- Birds and mammals of Antarctica / Bernard Stonehouse -- Catching falling stars / William A. Cassidy -- The accidental penguin biologist / Lloyd Spencer Davis -- Food chain / Bill Manhire -- Krill / David G. Campbell -- Small fry / Ashleigh Young -- An average day in the deep field / John Long -- Water, ice and stone / Bill Green -- The lakes of Mars / Chris Orsman -- Katabatic winds / Stephanie Shipp -- Inside the emperor penguin egg / Gavin Francis -- The mountains under the ice / Robin Bell -- Antarctic time capsule / Michael S. Becker -- Neutrinos on ice / Katie Mulrey -- Global barometer -- Earth sans sunscreen / Jonathan Shanklin -- Waiting for the polar sunrise / Rhian Salmon -- Life under ice / Paul Dayton and Simon Thrush -- Thirty-six million years in Antarctica / Rob Dunbar -- Hermaphrodite butterflies and acid seas / James McClintock -- Fishing in Antarctica / Victoria Metcalf -- Sea ice and polynyas / Helen Bostock -- A page from the ice diary / Nancy Bertler -- What do seals want for Christmas? / Regina Eisert -- March of the king crabs / Kathryn Smith.
Summary: ""To me, the hills are a landscape of brown on brown: hip-high, wind-blasted boulders … To Adam, they are clues to millions of years of history." Since British explorer James Cook first circumnavigated Antarctica in the late eighteenth century, the white continent has exerted a powerful attraction. There is no permanent human habitation in this ice-bound wilderness, and no mercy from the raw, relentless elements, yet for nearly 200 years explorers and scientists from around the world have been drawn to work and sometimes risk their lives here. This landmark anthology brilliantly reveals the numerous scientific discoveries that have been made, from how sea creatures survive in the freezing waters, to the continent’s extraordinary proliferation of meteorites, and the startling revelations of fossils, which show Antarctica was once covered in luxuriant forests teeming with creatures. More than an anthology, this book is a thrilling journey through time as explorers and scientists painstakingly unravel the profound mysteries of Earth’s last great wilderness." --Page 4 of cover.
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Map on endpapers.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contributors -- The frozen pages / Gregory O'Brien -- Introduction -- Unkown Land -- Cook circumnavigates the continent / James Cook -- Pickled penguins and barrels of ice / Thaddeus von Bellingshausen -- Drinking wine in Adelie Land / Joseph Dubouzet -- Wilkes among the ice islands / Charles Wilkes -- Fire and ice / James Clark Ross -- The polar captain's wife / Chris Orsman -- The First Antarcticans -- In a sleeping bag beneath the aurora australis / Frederick Cook -- The art and science of sledge travel / Leopold McClintock -- Skinned penguins and bloody seals / Edward Wilson -- Drygalski's balloon ascent / Erich von Drygalski -- Luxuriant vegetation and extensive coasts / Otto Nordenskjold -- Penguin eggs and fried seal / Johan Gunnar Andersson -- Hunting the south magnetic pole / Edgeworth David -- Nematodes, rotifers, water bears and mites / James Murray -- The measure / Alice Miller -- The worst journey in the world / Apsley Cherry-Garrard -- The hooligan cocks of Cape Adare / George Murray Levick -- George Murray Levick and the Adelie penguins / Helen Heath -- Impressions / Robert Falcon Scott -- Geologising on the Beardmore / Robert Falcon Scott -- Ice monsters, growlers and bergy bits / Raymond Priestley -- Byrd makes a meteorological observation / Richard Byrd -- Crabeaters and leopards / Graham Turbott -- Continent for science -- Innocents in the Dry Valleys / Colin Bull -- Birds and mammals of Antarctica / Bernard Stonehouse -- Catching falling stars / William A. Cassidy -- The accidental penguin biologist / Lloyd Spencer Davis -- Food chain / Bill Manhire -- Krill / David G. Campbell -- Small fry / Ashleigh Young -- An average day in the deep field / John Long -- Water, ice and stone / Bill Green -- The lakes of Mars / Chris Orsman -- Katabatic winds / Stephanie Shipp -- Inside the emperor penguin egg / Gavin Francis -- The mountains under the ice / Robin Bell -- Antarctic time capsule / Michael S. Becker -- Neutrinos on ice / Katie Mulrey -- Global barometer -- Earth sans sunscreen / Jonathan Shanklin -- Waiting for the polar sunrise / Rhian Salmon -- Life under ice / Paul Dayton and Simon Thrush -- Thirty-six million years in Antarctica / Rob Dunbar -- Hermaphrodite butterflies and acid seas / James McClintock -- Fishing in Antarctica / Victoria Metcalf -- Sea ice and polynyas / Helen Bostock -- A page from the ice diary / Nancy Bertler -- What do seals want for Christmas? / Regina Eisert -- March of the king crabs / Kathryn Smith.

""To me, the hills are a landscape of brown on brown: hip-high, wind-blasted boulders … To Adam, they are clues to millions of years of history." Since British explorer James Cook first circumnavigated Antarctica in the late eighteenth century, the white continent has exerted a powerful attraction. There is no permanent human habitation in this ice-bound wilderness, and no mercy from the raw, relentless elements, yet for nearly 200 years explorers and scientists from around the world have been drawn to work and sometimes risk their lives here. This landmark anthology brilliantly reveals the numerous scientific discoveries that have been made, from how sea creatures survive in the freezing waters, to the continent’s extraordinary proliferation of meteorites, and the startling revelations of fossils, which show Antarctica was once covered in luxuriant forests teeming with creatures. More than an anthology, this book is a thrilling journey through time as explorers and scientists painstakingly unravel the profound mysteries of Earth’s last great wilderness." --Page 4 of cover.

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