South Georgia has been the gateway to the Antarctic for many of the early expeditions to the continent. Ludwig Kohl-Larsen first visited the island in 1911 as the doctor on the Otto Nordenskjöld expedition. Appendicitis cut short his time with the expedition but seeing South Georgia kindled in him an enthusiasm for returning to the Antarctic. He married Captain Larsen s daughter and used his close connections with the Larsen family to return to the Antarctic, first in 1924 on board the first whaling factory ship (Sir James Clark Ross) to operate in the Ross Sea and then, in 1929, to travel around South Georgia and film the wildlife. Along with his wife and a photographer he spent a summer camped in various parts of the island, exploring the interior on skis, collecting natural history specimens and filming. This is the story of this private expedition, translated for the first time from German. Kohl-Larsen went on to become an important anthropologist, studying the Lapps in Scandinavia, and nomadic tribes first in Persia and later in East Africa. 304pp, 214 x 136mm, hardback, jacketed, over 40 photographs and maps
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