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In 1844, Albert Koch, then an obscure but passionate paleontologist, began his remarkable journey. His objective was paleontological exploration, and his travels took him by land and water from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, to New Orleans and Alabama in search of the gigantic sea serpent, or Zeuglodon. His full, day-by-day, record of his journey was excerpted and published in Germany in 1847. The book, which is extremely rare, is here translated and published in English for the first time.
Not only was Koch a passionate scientist; he was also a shrewd observer of the social and political scene. His observations are replete with staggering detail, and his impressions given in vivid descriptions. An unusual and important contribution to the history of American civilization.
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Ernst A. Stadler, the translator and editor of this edition, was born in Passau, Bavaria, in 1928, and educated in Germany. He is a resident of St. Louis, where he is employed by Anheuser-Busch.Language Notes:
Text: English, German (translation)
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Book Description Southern Illinois University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 080930581X A new copy, still in shrink. Seller Inventory # 08679
Book Description Southern Illinois University Press, 1972. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M080930581X
Book Description Southern Illinois University Press, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX080930581X