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With a Camera in My Hands with a Camera in My Hands with a Camera in My Hands - William O. Field, Pioneer Glaciologist William O. Field, Pioneer Glaciologist William O. Field, Pioneer Glaciologist (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 You Save: R193 (18%)

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William Field

Series: Oral Biography

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William O. Field is recognized by many as the father of modern glaciology in North America. His life and work are the subject of this oral biography, told to and compiled by Suzanne Brown. In his own characteristic voice, Field narrates his life--but in addition to words, he speaks through his camera, which was a tool both of his important scientific contributions and of his instinctive ability to visually capture history being made all around him.
Field's life began on the east coast, but trips to Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, and the Caucasus inspired a career that sent him on international travels as an authority on glacier studies. A crucial scientific insight was his belief that glaciers hold the secrets to fluctuations in climate and the environment. Thus, Field began in 1926 to systematically document and monitor changes in glaciers and continued until his death, leaving a longitudinal record of immense value to the study of glaciers and climate change. He discusses this detailed scientific process alongside colorful tales of the people he traveled with and met on the way, of the places they went, and of the history they witnessed.
C Suzanne Brown supplements the scientific, historical, and personal aspects of Field's spoken biography with additional photographs, maps, references, and background information, creating a richly visual book. At once useful, beautiful, and engrossing, "With A Camera in my Hands" makes an important contribution to glaciology, geology, biography, the history of science, and the history of the North.

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Imprint: University of Alaska Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Oral Biography
Release date: November 2004
First published: November 2004
Authors: William Field
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 208
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-1-889963-46-4
Barcode: 9781889963464
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Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 1-889963-46-1

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