An Antarctic Diary; United States Antarctic Service West Base Antarctic 1939-1941

Passel, Charles

Published by Four-O Publishing, 1992
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Title: An Antarctic Diary; United States Antarctic ...

Publisher: Four-O Publishing

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Owner's name to title page, signed inside cover by. Passell. Small stain to front cover. No folds or marks; bright, fresh copy. 386 pp. As a young graduate student, Passel was part of Admiral Richard E. Byrd? Third Antarctic Expedition, 1939-1941. His duties included the supervision of supplies, the operation of a radio, dog driving and a part in the care of 150 sled dogs. Passel? most notable accomplishments during the expedition were an 87-day side trip to explore and map the Edsel Ford Mountain Range, and his work and study with Major Paul A. Siple in developing a measurement of the effects of subfreezing temperature on the human body. The result of this study, entitled Measurements of Dry Atmospheric Cooling in Subfreezing Temperatures was published in 1945 by the American Philosophical Society and is referred to today as the "Wind Chill Factor."; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 114948

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