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Titel: The Desolate Antarctic
Verlag: Lutterworth, London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good
Auflage: Second Impression.
172 pages with numerous monochrome photographic illustrations. 480 grams. This book is in very good, minimally marked condition. The dust jacket is in good condition with some wear, tears, and chipping. The original wraparound band displaying reviews is present. Dust jacket condition preserved within new clear plastic non-adhesive protective covering. 'Admiral Lord Mountevans has again and again proved his spirit of adventure, and, as Lieut. E.R.G. R. Evans, he gained personal knowledge of the desolate Antarctic while serving in the Discovery Relief Expeditions of 1902-04, and as second-in-command of Scott's last expedition. In this book he writes a short account of Antarctic explorers from the earliest to modern times (from Captain Cook to Admiral Byrd) and tells of birds and seals, of ice and blizzard, of the Southern LIghts and the discovery of land never before seen by man. He writes vividlyof the men who have tried to conquer this cruel silent continent; of Scott and his "four gallant gentlemen: whom he knew so well; of Shackleton (hungry and thirsty for great hazards); of Amundsen and his successful dash for the Pole. He tells of French, German and Norwegian efforts in exploring Antarctica, and of the dramatic flying trips of Wilkins and Ellsworth. Lord Mountevans finally brings the story up to daye with a word on Admiral Byrd's great expedition "Operation HIghjump" made in 1946-47, and the latest Norwegian-British-Swedish Expedition to Queen Maud Land. The Desolate Antarctic is an inspiring story of men fighting the elements for the sake of scientific investigation and hazardous adventure. It is written in a vital, stirring style and illustrated with twenty-three pages of superb photographs and three detailed maps.' 8vo - over 7Â¾" - 9Â¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography; Non-fiction, History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 000849. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000849
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