PENGUINS HAVE SQUARE EYES by Patrick Trese

PENGUINS HAVE SQUARE EYES

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A debonair account of two stays in the Antarctic, for the purpose of making documentary TV moving pictures for NBC News, given a civilian's view of life on the ice with the military and scientific groups connected with IGY Starting with an Abercromble & Fitch safari for equipment, continuing with the various means of transportation to Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand and finally McMurdo Sound, Trese makes a lively story of the press corps, of the pictures he and his cameraman Bill Hartigan took, of the making of a road in spiles of of trail partien, of the building of science stations, of air drops, of how insoluble problems were solved. There are no end of incidents with indicrous moments -- a pengulis chase for a zoo director who hated the birds, the indoctrination of a Japanese newsman, the snowballing of ""first"", the tours of VIP's, the competition between the services, etc. There are grim shots of death and disasters, sketches of officers and personnel, colorful descriptions of the land and its history, and a vigorous over-all of living conditions for those who ""winter-over"". Likable, fun and uninhibited reading.

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston