Studies polar explorations to prepare for lunar space travel.
p. 26—notes common response to isolation and confinement in letter writing and journal keeping: Some members of expeditions use their diaries as outlets for the feelings that they dare not permit themselves to expose or act upon. In this way, maintaining a diary serves as therapeutic purpose for some individuals.
p. 8: on Nansen’s Fram: …the crew established several shops on board, including sail making, blacksmithing, tin work, shoe repair, and even bookbinding in order to repair books in the well-used library.
p. 88, reading requirements for medical residence to alleviate boredom.
p. 130, quotes Nansen’s Farthest North I 372-73: I have no inclination to read, nor to draw….The only thing that helps me is writing.
p. 132, Conan Doyle as surgeon on whaler Hope in 1880.
p. 191, submariner’s preference for open landscapes and seascapes; also for westerns in film genres; sees need to choose graphic art by group consensus or conflict can emerge.
p. 192, good picture of library alcove at an Antarctic research station. (50 shelves or approximately 2000 vols.)
p. 270, quotes Rodgers 1990: The bunks were each individual’s private chamber in the close confines of the winter burrow [at Little America]…. After lights-out at night, men lit candles on shelves over their bunks and for an hour or two read or wrote entries in pocket-sized, leather-covered diaries that had been provided.
p. 287, recommends some form of library compartment for space crews.
p. 309, memorizing poems (Cherry) or even composing, memorizing, and eventually writing one (John Glenn).
p. 324, Nansen’s reading of Kane.