The Crossing of Antarctica The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958

By: Fuchs, Sir Vivian and Sir Edmund Hillary

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B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the dedication page. The price clipped dust jacket has several tiny edge nicks and spots of rubbing. "Fuchs is best known as the leader of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, a Commonwealth-sponsored expedition that completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica. Planning for the expedition began in 1953, and envisioned the use of Sno-Cat tractors to cross the continent in 100 days, starting at the Weddell Sea, ending at the Ross Sea, and crossing the South Pole. Fuchs and his party arrived in Antarctica in January 1957 after camp had been set up. The party departed from Shackleton Base on 24 November 1957. During the trek, a variety of scientific data were collected from seismic soundings and gravimetric readings. Scientists established the thickness of ice at the pole, and the existence of a land mass beneath the ice. On 2 March 1958, Fuchs and company completed the 100-day trip by reaching Scott Base, having travelled 2,158 miles." (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Crossing of Antarctica The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958

Author Name: Fuchs, Sir Vivian and Sir Edmund Hillary

Categories: Travel & Exploration,

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little Brown and Company: 1958

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A38072

Keywords: Travel & Exploration Sir Vivian Fuchs Sir Edmund Hillary Antarctica South pole Trans-Antarctic Expedition Travel & Exploration,