John Long, 2001, Joseph Henry Press, Washington, D.C., 252 p. (Hardcover $24.95) ISBN: 0-309-07077-5.

The thought of fieldwork in Antarctica likely stirs the imagination of even the most office-bound geoscientist. The pristine environment, the vast areas of unstudied or understudied territory, and the harsh climate conjure up images of discovery and adventure. For those of us who will never travel to that far-off continent, John Long has provided a window on that world. Long made two trips to Antarctica (1988–89 and 1991–92) in pursuit of Paleozoic fishes. He has chronicled these trips in a short, very readable memoir.

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