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Antarctica

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Exploration and Discovery:Antarctica

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Air Force Manual No. 200-30 (AFM 200-30 NAVAER 10-35-565): Intelligence, Regional Photo Interpretation Series: Antarctica, August 1953
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Air Force Manual No. 200-30 (AFM 200-30 NAVAER 10-35-565): Intelligence, Regional Photo Interpretation Series: Antarctica, August 1953
Department of the Air Force: 1953: Hard Cover: Good: No Jacket: Some shelf wear and light soiling. Contents include Chapter I. The Antarctic, Chapter II. Application of Photo Reconnaissance and Photo Interpretation of the Antarctic, Chapter III. Keys for Typical Antarctic Surface Features, Bibliographies (Bibliography of Antarctic Bibliographies and Bibliography of Literature Cited), Plates, and Maps. 171 pages, illustrated with numerous black and white photos, three fold-out plates tipped in, and two maps in a pocket inside the rear cover: ANTARCTICA AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COVERAGE (G.P.O. 037021), a 21 x 32-inch fold-out map with a July 1949 date and a 2d. ed. 1947 date (appears to be a 1949 corrected printing of the 1947 second edition) and ANTARCTICA (H.O. 2562), a 33 x 50-inch fold-out map, circa late 1940s.The Foreword describes the purpose of this manual as an aid to "Air Force intelligence and operations units with one of a series of 'keys' for the rapid and accurate reading and interpretation of aerial photographs. This particular key is intended for use as a subject key for areas inundated by continental glaciers, as a regional key for Antarctica, or as an analogous key for Greenland." A few lines about these keys: The keys in this publication emphasize diagnostic features of typical Antarctic landforms and ice -forms and consist of a photo image and an accompanying written analysis. Chapter III offers a detailed introduction to the keys, followed by sections for each category (subject) of keys: Major Ice Formations; Glaciers; Ice Tongues; Shelf Ice; Icebergs; Snow, Firn, and Glacier Ice; Sastrugi; Snowdrifts; Crevasses; Radiation; Meltwater; Moraines; Mountains; Coastlines; Flora and Fauna; and Human Occupance.: 09400: 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
Breaking the Ice, Butler, Rowan
2 Butler, Rowan
Breaking the Ice
Australia: Albatross Books: 1988: 086760087X / 9780867600872: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: The author's account of four expeditions between 1981 and 1986 to the challenging environment of Antarctica. 159 pages with Appendixes, Bibliography, Glossary, and Index. Illustrated with numerous photos.: 05857: 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Ocean Enough and Time: Discovering the Waters Around Antarctica, Gorman, James
3 Gorman, James
Ocean Enough and Time: Discovering the Waters Around Antarctica
New York: HarperCollins: 1995: 0060166207 / 9780060166205: First Printing: Hard Cover: Fine: Near Fine: 190 pp., Notes, Index, black & white photos. The author travels the Antarctic waters, its islands, McMurdo Station, and goes inland to retrace the steps of Amundsen, Scott, and other lesser-known explorers. From the dust jacket write-up: "The Southern Ocean - a vast belt of cold, fertile water that laps at Antarctica's icy shores - offers a cold shoulder to the casual visitor. Historically only those with mechanical might or fiercely strong wills have penetrated its forbidding bounds to explore or exploit. It is little understood and written about even less. Enter James Gorman, whose trenchant analysis and crystalline prose part the veil that hides the Southern Ocean from our understanding and appreciation.": 05891: 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
Ocean Enough and Time: Discovering the Waters Around Antarctica, Gorman, James
4 Gorman, James
Ocean Enough and Time: Discovering the Waters Around Antarctica
New York: HarperCollins: 1995: 0060166207 / 9780060166205: First Printing: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Couple of small remainder marks to the bottom edge of the page block, otherwise fine. 190 pp., Notes, Index, black & white photos. The author travels the Antarctic waters, its islands, McMurdo Station, and goes inland to retrace the steps of Amundsen, Scott, and other lesser-known explorers. From the dust jacket write-up: "The Southern Ocean - a vast belt of cold, fertile water that laps at Antarctica's icy shores - offers a cold shoulder to the casual visitor. Historically only those with mechanical might or fiercely strong wills have penetrated its forbidding bounds to explore or exploit. It is little understood and written about even less. Enter James Gorman, whose trenchant analysis and crystalline prose part the veil that hides the Southern Ocean from our understanding and appreciation.": 08534: 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica, Pyne, Stephen J.
5 Pyne, Stephen J.
The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica
Iowa City, Iowa: University of Iowa Press: 1987: 0877451524 / 9780877451525: 2nd Printing: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: 428 pp., Notes, Sources, Index.: 05866: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 



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