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Octavo, blue cloth, silver letters, 279 pp. B & w photos, maps. Very Good+ with light edgewear in a like dust jacket. This is the story of the discovery of Antartica: the heroic probing by persevering men of many nationalities into the forbidding ice-bound fastness of the last unkown continent. Chapman, beginning with the imaginative ideas of early Greek geographers, tells of the first South Sea voyages, the rugged adventures of the sealers and whalers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the first major American expedition - promted by the speeches and writings of a gentleman who believed that habitable worlds inside the earth could be reached through great holes at the Poles. The more scientifically oriented expeditions of this century are described in dtail. Chapman brings to life the courage, ingenuity and sheer physical stamina of Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, Byrd, Hillary and Fuchs and their companions, pitted against merciless conditions of weather and geography. The final chapters of the book review the recent advances made in the International Geophysical Year, and the richness of the resources modern science can unlock for the future in this frozen world..'
Title: The Loneliest Continent. The Story of Antartic Discovery.
Categories: Discovery & Exploration,
Publisher: Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society Publishers, Ltd., .:
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Seller ID: 4333s