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.