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Exploring Today

Lincoln Ellsworth

Published by Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc, New York, NY, 1935
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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A nice tight and clean copy without dust jacket. Small chip on upper edge of pages. NOT ex-library. A true adventurer, Ellsworth participated in the Canadian government's buffalo hunt of 1911, prospected for gold, spent 3 years with the U.S. Biological Survey on the Pacific coast, and volunteered for service in World War I, training as a pilot in France. Following the war and a protracted illness, Ellsworth in 1924 joined a geological expedition to Peru.The following year Ellsworth joined and largely financed the expedition with Roald Amundsen, that initiated Arctic exploration by air. In 1926 Amundsen and Ellsworth returned to the Arctic, this time with a semirigid airship, the Norge. Ellsworth concentrated on geologic work in the American Southwest for several years, although in 1931 he represented the American Geographic Society on the Arctic flight of the Graf Zeppelin. He undertook the exploration of Antarctica by air in 1933. In 1935, on his third attempt, Ellsworth and his pilot crossed Antarctica, landing 16 miles short of Richard Byrd's abandoned camp at Little America, where they were rescued. On this and a subsequent flight in 1939 Ellsworth discovered and claimed for the United States 377,000 square miles of land. Ellsworth was a bold, imaginative, superbly conditioned man. He died in New York City on May 26, 1951. Books dealing with Ellsworth's life were written by the explorer himself: Exploring Today (1935). Bookseller Inventory # 005356

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Title: Exploring Today

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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