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Author Name    Owen, Russell.

Title   THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Good

Jacket Condition   Fair

Edition   Second Printing

Publisher   London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941

Illustrator   Stephen J. Voorhies, maps.

Seller ID   28664

254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap.

Adelie  Land,  Aircraft,  Exploration,  Albatrosses,  Roald  Amundsen,  Antarctic  Circle,  Antarctic  Continent,  Australia,  Balleny,  Bay  Of  Whales,  Beardmore  Glacier,  Birds,  H.R.  Bowers,  Edward  Bransfield,  Richard  Evelyn  Byrd,  Apsley  Cherry-Garrard,  Frederick  A.  Cook,  Captain  James  Cook,  Discovery,  Ships,  Dogs,  Dog  Teams,  Dog  Sleds,  Jules  Sebastien  Cesar  Dumont  D'Urville,  Elephant  Island,  Lincoln  Ellsworth,  Enderby,  Erebus,  Edgar  Evans,  Falkland  Islands,  Edmund  Fanning,  Glaciers,  Greenland,  Cape  Horn,  Cape  Hudson,  Icebergs,  Kerguelen  Land,  Little  America,  Livingston  Island,  Douglas  Mawson,  Fridtjof  Nansen,  New  Zealand,  North  Magnetic  Pole,  North  Pole,  Norwegians,  Pack  Ice,  Nathaniel  B.  Palmer,  Palmer  Land,  Robert  E.  Peary,  Benjamin  Pendleton,  Penguins,  Antarctic  Plateau,  Porpoise,  Pedro  Fernandez  Qiros,  Refraction,  James  Clark  Ross,  Ross  Ice  Barrier,  Ross  Sea,  Robert  Falcon  Scott,  Sealers,  Sealing,  Seals,  Sir  Ernest  Shackleton,  South  Georgia,  South  Magnetic  Pole,  South  Pole,  South  Shetlands,  Stonington  Connecticut,  Terra  Nova,  Terror,  Tierra  Del  Fuego,  Trinity  Land,  James  Weddell,  Weddell  Sea,  Whalers,  Whales,  Frank  Wild,  Charles  Wilkes,  Edward  A.  Wilson,  Explorers,  Sailing  Ships. 

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