Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica: A Personal Account
Bill Cassidy has led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for many 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, which he carried out as part of an international team of scientists. Cassidy describes this hugely successful field program in Antarctica and its influence on our understanding of the moon, Mars and the asteroid belt. In this 2003 book, 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. In the final chapters he speculates on the results of the trips and the future research they might lead to.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Chris177 - LibraryThing
The first half of the book was a blast to read. It moved right along and was very interesting. The second half of the book is much more technical. It reads more like a tech manual. Still a good read. Read full review
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Antarctica is a meteorite-hunter's dream: its cold, dry climate preserves the space rocks, which are swept along in glacial flows and then accumulate in becalmed areas of the ice cap. In this ... Read full review
Evaluating the collection and speculating on its significance