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Scott Base Antarctica the early years: A science technician's view of the years 1960 and 63, including the Base's growth from its construction, and through the two major extensions.
  

Scott Base Antarctica the early years: A science technician's view of the years 1960 and 63, including the Base's growth from its construction, and through the two major extensions. (Paperback)

By Webster, Don

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For two periods in the early 1960s young science technician Don Webster wintered over in Antarctica, helping build extensions to the New Zealand station at Scott Base. It was barely two years after Sir Edmond Hillary's record-breaking 1957-58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expediti...on. In this book Don describes in detail the design and construction of the buildings of the base, providing an invaluable historical record of both the physical base itself and also of daily life there in the summers and winters of those early years. Storms, severe cold and aircraft accidents are described in vivid detail. An outstanding feature of Scott Base Antarctica: The Early Years is the hundreds of photographs, many by the author himself, providing a unique and invaluable record of this pioneering period in New Zealand's presence in the great southern continent.
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ISBN 9780473458522
Published NZ 25 Nov 2019
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780473458522
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Don Webster
Published 25 Nov 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Webster, Don
Category Biography & Autobiography: Royalty
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 268
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 250mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Royalty
ONIX Text General/trade

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