Here's a book for your Halliburton market, for these who liked Ditmar's THRILLS OF A NATURALIST'S QUEST and the Beebee books. First class escape reading, with a unique mixture of humor and essential humanity....In the Yacht Samoa II three adventurous scientists set out with a crew of 12 and a super steward, for specimens of reptiles, bugs, beasts and butterflies in the Valley of Creeping Death along the Amazon, the shores of Patagonin, Devil's Island, Tierra del Fuego -- from Panama to the Antarctic. Romantic adventure and the scientific quest in perfect combination -- release from boredom for the men at desks, in the grip of the machine age, and for the curious minded of every age and sex. The boat becomes a traveling zoo. And the adventures read like maddest fiction.