CENTURY: SECRET CITY OF THE SNOWS by Lee David Hamilton
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CENTURY: SECRET CITY OF THE SNOWS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mr. Hamilton has presented a well organized, clear account of the incredible underground city in the Arctic. In the straight- forward manner of a journalist, he creates a startling picture of the world of ice worms (cooks, mechanics, and other men who stay for months) and bluebirds (scientists who come and go, working on projects). Aspects of life on the ""crevasse-pitted"" ice sheet and under the awesome icecap-- ""housekeeping in an atomic igloo""; unique physical and psychological problems of the ""buried"" men; scientific advancements in the new area of rheology-- the study of the flow of matter; the challenge of building with snow and snow compounds, and many other intriguing facets of this other world,-- are discussed in comprehensible terms by a man who has been there. A fascinating, unusual study which will interest the scientific and unscientific alike.

Pub Date: July 2nd, 1963
Publisher: Putnam