Polar Exploration 1947 Andrew Croft ~ William H. Littlewood's copy (Operation Deep Freeze) ~ Arctic & Antarctic expeditions history


Title: Polar Exploration

Author: Andrew Croft

Description: Second edition. Maroon cloth with silver lettering on spine. From the collection of William H. Littlewood (1924-2012), chief oceanographer in the first United States Navy Deep Freeze expeditions to Antarctica beginning in 1955. Littlewood's custom bookplate on both the ffep and title page; Operation Deepfreeze I Task Force 43 [1955-1956] emblem rubber stamped on ffep. Covers lightly worn; corners pushed; small blemish on front cover. Internally clean. 22 illustrations and 8 maps. Index. pp. x, 268.

A historical survey of polar exploration, presenting the progress made by individual leaders, their differences in technique, and their contribution towards the general trend of polar exploration.

[Part I: The Arctic Regions]:
Historical Introduction.
I. The Conquest of the North Pole.
II. North Greenland.
III. Living off of the Country.
IV. British Exploration.
V. Arctic Flights.
[Part II: The Antarctic Regions]:
Historical Introduction.
VI. The Conquest of the South Pole.
VII. The Home of the Blizzard.
VIII. Endurance.
IX. Antarctic Whaling.
X. Little America.
XI. Graham Land.
[Principal Sources of Information].

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Adam & Charles Black
Place: London
Year: 1947

Keywords: William H. Littlewood, Operation Deep Freeze,

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