Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica: A Personal Account

 
9780511536083: Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica: A Personal Account

Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for fifteen years and his searches have resulted in the collection of thousands of meteorite specimens from the ice. This personal account of his field experiences on the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites Project reveals the influence the work has had on our understanding of the moon, Mars and the asteroid belt. Cassidy describes the hardships and dangers of fieldwork in a hostile environment, as well as the appreciation he developed for its beauty. William Cassidy is Emeritus Professor of Geology and Planetary Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He initiated the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) nroject and led meteorite recovery expeditions in Antarctica in1976. His name is found attached to a mineral (cassidyite), on the map of Antarctica (Cassidy Glacier), and in the Catalog of Asteroids (3382 Cassidy). Profiled in "American Men of Science," and "Who's Who in America," he is also a recipient of The Antarctic Service Medal from the United States and has published widely in Science, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, and The Journal of Geophysical Research.

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Book Description :

Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for fifteen 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, and the influence this work has had on our understanding of the moon, Mars and the asteroid belt. 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.

About the Author :

Bill Cassidy was the founder of the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites project (ANSMET), and led meteorite recovery expeditions in Antarctica from 1976-1993. He received the Antarctic Service Medal of the United States in 1979, in recognition of his successful field work on the continent. His name is found attached to a mineral (cassidyite), on the map of Antarctica (Cassidy Glacier) and in the Catalogue of Asteroids (3382 Cassidy). He is currently Emeritus Professor of Geology and Planetary Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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