A general account of the most significant expeditions of the century, divided geographically. Fawcett and the Amazon; Asia...

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THE STORY OF 20TH CENTURY EXPLORATION

A general account of the most significant expeditions of the century, divided geographically. Fawcett and the Amazon; Asia and Sven Hedin; Aurel Stein, Freya Stark, the two Poles; the Scott expedition; Rawling in New Guinea, Leahy and the cannibals, the ascents of Mt. Kamet, Nanda Devi, Everest, and so on. At least a hundred incidents, and exciting adventures are told in such a sober, colorless manner that they lose the vigor such material demands. Chief value -- reference.

Pub Date: Feb. 7, 1938

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Publisher: Knopf

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1938