SIMPSON (GEORGE CLARKE) Scott's Polar Journey and the Weather, FIRST EDITION, Clarendon Press, 1926
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SIMPSON (GEORGE CLARKE) Scott's Polar Journey and the Weather, FIRST EDITION, Clarendon Press, 1926
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SIMPSON (GEORGE CLARKE)
Scott's Polar Journey and the Weather, first edition, frontispiece map, 6 figures in text, publisher's grey printed wrappers, fine condition [Conrad, p.189; Rosove 310.A1; Spence 1126; OCLC 10817827], 8vo (226 x 152mm.), Clarendon Press, 1926

Footnotes

  • Simpson was meteorologist on Scott's Terra Nova expedition. In this work he examines whether abnormally severe weather conditions could have been a major contributing factor leading to the death of polar party. A scarce title, being The Halley Lecture delivered on 17 May, 1923.

    Provenance: Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Mark Wessel (Seattle).

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