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SOUTH LATITUDE

Ommanney F. D

Published by London Longmans, Green and Co. 1938, 1938
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First Edition. With 16 plates from photographs by the author and other expedition members. 8vo, orignal sea-green cloth lettered on the spine in gilt. xii, 308 pp A very good and well preserved copy with just a little scattered light foxing. FIRST EDITION of these wonderful experiences by a marine biologist on the R.R.S. Discovery II. A highly enjoyable read, Ommanney joined the expedition in South Georgia as a zoologist. During this time he studied whales, journeyed with the rescue-party that found Lincoln Ellsworth, the American airman, on the Ross Barrier, was stranded on a remote beach, and was in the ' Discovery ' when she was nearly trapped in pack-ice. Storms, ice and whales are his main materials, but they have seldom been so well used. The author sees himself as no hero, and writes in a perfectly natural way, as if for sheer pleasure only. "The publishers might have forgone their well-meant references in the "blurb" to Conrad and Melville, Mr. Ommanney will do quite well without them. For this is no romance of the sea, no Antarctic epic, but an unassuming, amusing, exciting and altogether, successful story of personal experience. It is difficult to imagine anybody not enjoying it, whatever his taste." - The Spectator, June 1938 book review. Bookseller Inventory # 26581

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Title: SOUTH LATITUDE

Publisher: London Longmans, Green and Co. 1938

Publication Date: 1938

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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