Meteorites, Ice and Antarctica – A Personal Account by William Cassidy
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William 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. He describes the hardships and dangers of field work in a hostile environment, as well as the appreciation he developed for its beauty. He initiated the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) project and first led meteorite recovery expeditions in Antarctica in 1976. 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.
An engrossing read for all armchair travellers and explorers and a highly recommended addition to your Meteorite bookshelf.