Innocents in the Dry Valleys

An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59

by Colin Bull

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In the summer of 1958, physicist Colin Bull, along with a biologist and two undergraduate geology students from Victoria University of Wellington, launched an exploration of the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica, the first of what has become an annual expedition spanning the past fifty years. Bull recounts the story of that first, shoestring expedition, bringing a dry wit, and a clear appreciation of youthful bravado, to accounts of adverse conditions, recurrent dangers, funding snafus, and bureaucratic meddling. This book is a winning account of a landmark expedition, sure to interest scientists and armchair explorers alike.

Colin Bull, cook and glaciologist on the 1951 expedition to Spitsbergen, made more than twenty-five polar expeditions during his distinguished career as a glaciologist. (His cooking career languished.) He organized the first all-woman scientific expedition to Antarctica and other scientific ventures to Greenland, the Yukon, Alaska, Chile and Peru. He was awarded the Polar Medal by Queen Elizabeth II and the Antarctic Service Medal by the U.S. government.

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  • Paperback Price: $27.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60223-071-2
  • Publication Month: February
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Pages: 267
  • Illustrations: 89: 81 color
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: by Colin Bull
  • ECommerce Code: 9781602230712

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