From the Publisher: Jan 15 1990

Usually the greatest logistical difficulty that science journalists face is persuading busy scientists to make time for interviews. Reporting this week's cover on Antarctica, though, presented a slightly different challenge: the lonely research teams who work there were more than happy to talk to a reporter, but the trick was to get to them. There are no commercial flights to the continent, and hitching a ride on a ship can take weeks. For associate editor Michael Lemonick, months of planning paid off last December, when he climbed aboard a military C-130 transport bound from New Zealand for McMurdo Station, a U.S....

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