Titre : The New Conquest of Central Asia a narrative...
Éditeur : American Museum of Natural History
Date d'édition : 1932
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Very Good-
Edition : First Edition.
678 pages, 128 plates (10 folding, 1 in color) , 12 text illustrations and diagrams, 3 folding maps, cloth, small name and address of former owner inside front cover, covers dust soiled, text and plates fine. 8-1/2 by 12 inches. 1st edition. Central Asiatic Expeditions (1921-1930). Natural history of Central Asia, volume 1. With chapters by Walter Granger, Clifford H. Pope [and] Nels C. Nelson, and summary statements by G. M. Allen, R. C. Andrews, C. P. Berkey, R. W. Chaney, A. W. Grabau, W. Granger, F. K. Morris, N. C. Nelson, J. T. Nichols, H. F. Osborn, C. H. Pope, C. A. Reeds and L. E. Spock. From the preface: This book is an introduction to the scientific publications on the explorations of the Central Asiatic Expeditions in Mongolia and China, from 191 to 1930. It tells how the work was done and attempts to give a picture of the country itself, of the Expeditions' daily life in camp and on the trail, of the transport by camels and motor cars, and of the principal discoveries in the various branches of science represented. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Roy Chapman Andrews, 1884-1960, American naturalist and explorer, b. Beloit, Wis. , B. A. Beloit College, 1906, M. A. Columbia Univ. , 1913. Associated with the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, from 1906, he was its director from 1935 to 1942. Between 1908 and 1914 he made several trips to Alaska, along the coast of Asia, and in Malayan seas to study aquatic mammals. He later conducted (1917-30) several expeditions into central Asia to study both fossil and living plants and animals. In the Gobi desert, he discovered some of the world's great fossil fields, which yielded the remains of many ancient animals (including Baluchitherium, the largest known land mammal) , dinosaurs and their eggs, and plants previously unknown to science. Handsome and charismatic, Andrews was something of a celebrity, lecturing and becoming a radio personality. He described his expeditions in several books and discussed them all in The New Conquest of Central Asia (1932). His writings also include Meet Your Ancestors (1945) , In the Days of the Dinosaur (1959) , and the autobiographical Under a Lucky Star (1943) and An Explorer Comes Home (1947). N° de réf. du libraire 18666
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