Over the North Pole by Baidukov introduced the Soviet polar exploration project to the reading public in an intimate, hour by hour account of that successful flight. Now this book brings the picture up to date, telling how one group prepared for a year, the aims of the expedition, the postponements, the flight of the four planes, the stops at organized stations, the landing on the ice floe near the Pole, the findings -- and the return home. It includes letters and articles written by the four scientists left for eight months on the ice floe. A good picture of the personalities; a presentation of the building of unity of aspiration, thought and action with modern scientific life in the Arctic as its object, and a paean to Soviet energy. Written by the Pravda correspondent. Will be of interest to aviation enthusiasts, scientists, etc., while armchair adventurers will find it good reading.