The Dogs of Ease Base: 1939-41, Joan Bryner, 2017, 52 pages
Joan became interested in the dogs of the USAS expedition when learning that her friend and neighbor, Natalie Jubin Norris, then of Lake Placid, N.Y., had sold a Malamute called Teton, together with her four offspring, to the U.S. government in 1939. Wondering what happened to those dogs, Ms. Bryner began her research about the canines who served in the Antarctic. This narrative is the result of that investigation.
survey of American involvement in
Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, John Stewart, 2nd edition, two volumes, total of 1771 triple-columned pages, published: September 1, 2011.
book may be ordered from: Gayle Winston,
(336) 982-2109 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stewart provides the following information:
The new edition of the Antarctic encyclopedia contains between 30,000 and 60,000 references.
Every geographic feature in
One of the great differences between this edition and the 1990 edition is the biographies - thousands of them - biographies of pretty much everyone who was in Antarctica before WWII - in most cases a good chunky paragraph - as well as hundreds of bios on post WWII Antarcticans.
The U.S. Antarctic Service Expedition has 4306 words. It outlines, in considerable detail, the expedition on a chronological basis, like a diary. This chronology is preceded by an overview of the expedition, its background, mission, special equipment, and all the personnel (all the personnel have their own entries), and concludes with a summary of the results.
The same is true of Byrd I and Byrd II, and, indeed, of all the expeditions in the book. Byrd I has 5455 words and Byrd II has 4733.
All pre-1962 Fids have been interviewed, where possible, and several of the post 1962 BAS lads as well. There is a monstrous alphabetical check list of all the Fids who wintered-over. All the FIDS bases have been "biographized" in enormous detail.
Much expanded expedition listings - many are quite huge
There is a huge, very detailed chronological list of Expeditions (under E)
Bios on the ships, the bases, the refugios, the camps. Some of the entries are enormous. Scientific entries are included.
There are other interesting entries - Blacks in Antarctica, Women in
Antarctica, Eskimos in Antarctica, a huge entry on Whaling, Deaths in
Masses of material simply not available anywhere else.
Antarctic Night, Jack Bursey, Rand McNally and Company, New York , 1957, 256 pages.
In his book, Jack Bursey shares his experiences on the first Byrd expedition, the United States Antarctic Service Expedition and Operation Deep Freeze.
East Base: Historic Monument, Stonington Island/Antarctic Peninsula, Catherine Holder Spude and Robert L. Spude, U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, 1993, 168 pages.
After its designation as a protected historic site in 1989, the National Park Service conducted a survey of East Base and its artifacts. The book contains photographs and lists of items abandoned by the USASE personnel, as well as material left by the 1947-1948, Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition.
“Historical Archaeology and the Byrd Legacy: The United States Antarctic Service Expedition, 1939-1941”,by Noel D. Broadbent and Lisle Rose, pages 237 – 258, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 110, No. 2, 2002.
provides detailed information regarding why the
Ice: The Antarctic Diary of Charles F. Passel, edited by Tim Baughman, Texas Tech University Press, 1995, 401 pages.
geologist Charles Passel’s diary begins the day the USMS North Star sailed for Antarctica and ends six weeks after
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society: Reports on Scientific Results of the United States Antarctic Service Expedition, vol. 89, part 1, 1945, 357 pages.
This volume is a
compilation of the papers prepared by members of the U.S. Antarctic Service
Expedition for the society’s November 1941, meeting of the prestigious American
Philosophical Society (founded in
“Reclaiming a Lost Base”, Michael Parfit, National Geographic, March 1993, pages 110-126.
international protected historic site by the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, Noel
Broadbent, archaeologist for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar
Programs, led a group to clean up East Base on
Track of the Bear, William Bixby, David McKay
follows the Bear from her