This Business of Exploring

9781940001128: This Business of Exploring
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

For more books like this, please visit This is a facsimile of the book published in 1935. From the preface: I always like to shift the responsibility for a book of mine to some one else, or at least to divide it. The chief responsibility for this volume is my wife’s, for it was her suggestion that I write an informal account of my conception of modern exploration—the exploration of today and tomorrow—as I have told it to her. There was a selfish motive, too, for it may help to answer the questions which have come to me by the thousand: “How can I be an explorer?” “What remains to be done in exploration?” After telling in the first chapter what this business of exploration has become, I have amplified some of the details by my own experiences in the field and out of it. As a concrete example of modern scientific exploration I have given an account of the 1928-1930 Central Asiatic Expeditions in the Gobi Desert which has not been published in popular book form. These Expeditions were conducted with a background of war, banditry and politics in China, which made them interesting but exceedingly difficult.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 24.97
US$ 43.44

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781258055530: This Business Of Exploring

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1258055538 ISBN 13:  9781258055530
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC, 2011

9781258158897: This Business Of Exploring

Litera..., 2011

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Roy Chapman Andrews
Published by Sportsman's Vintage Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 1940001129 ISBN 13: 9781940001128
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Sportsman's Vintage Press, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1940001129

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds