Ursula B. Marvin - Journal from Antarctica, 1978-1979

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Dr. Ursula Marvin was a lot of “firsts.” She was the first woman research assistant in geology at Harvard. She was the first in line to submit her membership fee when the Harvard Geology Club finally allowed women. And she was the first woman on the American Antarctic research team. During her trip to Antarctica in 1978-79, she recorded her journey to hunt for meteorites. Join a group of volunpeers in transcribing Marvin’s notes, which detail not only her field work, but also the meals she ate, worries that kept her awake at night, and how she and her fellow researchers spent the holidays away from home.

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