New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1931. Very Good. First Edition. David Paige, painter. [8.75x6in]; ix, 275 pp., 47 illustrations from photographs, two folding maps, two color illustrations by David Paige; Light blue cloth cover with white lettering on front and spine, blue toned image of sledge team and skiers on end papers, top edge light blue dye; Some shelf wear with soiling, spots to covers and spine, top and bottom of sunned spine frayed, top edge faded and dusty, [Conrad p. 253, Spence 517]. Item #13654
Laurence McKinley Gould (1896-1995) was a geologist, professor, and polar explorer. In the 1920's he was part of a Greenland and Baffin Island expeditions. Richard Byrd selected him as the chief scientist and second in command of the first Little America Antarctic expedition, 1928-1930. This book is about the 2 1/5 month and 1,500 mile sledge journey to the Queen Maud Mountains. This was to provide support for Byrd's flight to the South Pole. Gould's geological discoveries during that journey were important to link Antarctica to the other continents. He returned to teach and stay involved with geological studies of the world.