The Loneliest Continent (Story of Antartic Discovery) by Chapman 1964
THE LONELIEST CONTINENT: The Story of Antarctic Discovery. By Walker Chapman, Robert Silverberg, NEW YORK GRAPHIC SOCIETY PUBLISHERS, 1964.
The heroic saga of many men of many nationalities persistently probing into the forbidding ice-bound fastness of the last unknown continent, from the fables of Greek geographers to the findings of the International Geophysical Year on future scientific development.
An account of the history of exploration of Antarctica, "beginning with the imaginative ideas of early Greek geographers, tells of the first South Seas voyages, the rugged adventures of the sealers and whalers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the first major American expedition" and including the expeditions of James Wedell, Scott, Shackleton, Byrd and more.
Mild soil and sun at top edge with slight discoloration and wear mark at front bottom cover edge. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Bibliography, Index. 279 pp.