A continent for science: the Antarctic adventure / Richard S. Lewis.

By: Lewis, Richard S, 1916-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Secker & Warburg, [©1965]Description: xx, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.Subject(s): ANTARCTICA | HISTORY | EXPEDITIONS | VICTORIA LAND | MCMURDO SOUND | CLIMATE | PENGUINS | SEALS | INTERNATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL YEAR | REGIONAL GEOGRAPHYHoldings: GRETA POINT: 913(99) LEW
Contents:
Foreword by Dr. Thomas O. Jones -- Preface -- 1. TERRA AUSTRALIS NONDAM COGNITA -- Aristotle’s Antarktikos -- Mercator’s king-sized land -- The Panhandle pointing north -- Search for the south magnetic pole -- Landfall -- Murray’s hypothetical continent -- “These great southern solitudes” -- 2. THE SEVENTH CONTINENT -- The polar race -- Victory and death -- Thin ice or thick -- One continent or two -- The birth of the IGY -- The Seven Cities of the seventh continent -- 3. THE DEEP SEA OF ICE -- Highway to Byrd Land -- The ice thickens -- Crossing the ice bell -- Assault on Victoria Land -- “More ice than anyone thought…” -- 4. RIDDLE OF THE LAND BENEATH THE ICE -- A peripatetic penguin -- The Grand Chasm -- The trough vanishes -- Sea bottom versus continental land -- Post-IGY begins -- 5. GONDWANALAND -- The linkage of life -- The natural history of Pangaea -- Opponents of the supercontinent theory -- Rivers of rock in the earth -- Ice age upon ice age -- 6. THE VAULTS OF TIME -- Sorge’s law -- The core explodes -- Reading the oxygen calendar -- Interglacials of McMurdo Sound -- Rising beaches -- The glowing rocks -- 7. MINUS 126.9 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT -- Weather Central -- Blackout -- A ring of cyclones -- Not one ice cap but two -- The last clean milk -- The heat sink -- A warmer earth -- Climate in an ice age -- Arctic versus Antarctic -- The last desert -- 8. THE DAWN CHORUS -- How high is high? -- Infernos of the sky -- Do-it-yourself auroras -- Whistler’s father -- Ions over the south pole -- Forward scatter -- The heavenly glow -- 9. ON THE FRINGE OF THE LIFELESS LATITUDES -- Birds that walk like men -- The private life of penguins -- The “bugged” egg -- Savaged by a penguin -- Footprints in the snow -- Bipolar birds -- The fur-seal massacre -- Contented true seals -- That she blows! -- Hijacking the seals -- Antarctic fish story -- 10. THE ANTARCTICANS -- Heroes with runny noses -- The polar doctor book -- Cold feet -- Illusions on ice -- The womanless world -- White nights and black days -- The outpost society -- Antarcticans versus astronauts -- A land without passports -- Reference Notes -- Index.
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"Reference notes": pages 287-290.

Foreword by Dr. Thomas O. Jones -- Preface -- 1. TERRA AUSTRALIS NONDAM COGNITA -- Aristotle’s Antarktikos -- Mercator’s king-sized land -- The Panhandle pointing north -- Search for the south magnetic pole -- Landfall -- Murray’s hypothetical continent -- “These great southern solitudes” -- 2. THE SEVENTH CONTINENT -- The polar race -- Victory and death -- Thin ice or thick -- One continent or two -- The birth of the IGY -- The Seven Cities of the seventh continent -- 3. THE DEEP SEA OF ICE -- Highway to Byrd Land -- The ice thickens -- Crossing the ice bell -- Assault on Victoria Land -- “More ice than anyone thought…” -- 4. RIDDLE OF THE LAND BENEATH THE ICE -- A peripatetic penguin -- The Grand Chasm -- The trough vanishes -- Sea bottom versus continental land -- Post-IGY begins -- 5. GONDWANALAND -- The linkage of life -- The natural history of Pangaea -- Opponents of the supercontinent theory -- Rivers of rock in the earth -- Ice age upon ice age -- 6. THE VAULTS OF TIME -- Sorge’s law -- The core explodes -- Reading the oxygen calendar -- Interglacials of McMurdo Sound -- Rising beaches -- The glowing rocks -- 7. MINUS 126.9 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT -- Weather Central -- Blackout -- A ring of cyclones -- Not one ice cap but two -- The last clean milk -- The heat sink -- A warmer earth -- Climate in an ice age -- Arctic versus Antarctic -- The last desert -- 8. THE DAWN CHORUS -- How high is high? -- Infernos of the sky -- Do-it-yourself auroras -- Whistler’s father -- Ions over the south pole -- Forward scatter -- The heavenly glow -- 9. ON THE FRINGE OF THE LIFELESS LATITUDES -- Birds that walk like men -- The private life of penguins -- The “bugged” egg -- Savaged by a penguin -- Footprints in the snow -- Bipolar birds -- The fur-seal massacre -- Contented true seals -- That she blows! -- Hijacking the seals -- Antarctic fish story -- 10. THE ANTARCTICANS -- Heroes with runny noses -- The polar doctor book -- Cold feet -- Illusions on ice -- The womanless world -- White nights and black days -- The outpost society -- Antarcticans versus astronauts -- A land without passports -- Reference Notes -- Index.

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