Discovery. The Story of the Second Byrd Antatctic Expedition.

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935,

Second edition. quarto, blue cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (xxiv), 405pp. G.P. Putnam's Sons, Item #16658

Among the stories of geographical exploration and scientific exploration in this second expedition, the Antarctic ice cap was tapped by seismic soundings for the first time and the depth of the ice determined, on the rim of the polar plateau a sledging party came upon the petrified remnants of semitropical vegetations, and on the glacierized slopes of the Edsel Ford Range another party discovered a rare profusion of Antarctic flora, hints of mineral wealth, and microscopic life. With numerous illustrations. Maps include the Ross Sea and part of the South Pacific Ocean, and an operations map of the expedition on front and back endpapers. Light wear to jacket.

Price: $55.00

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