Practical Hints to Scientific Travellers
The Hague: Martinu Nijhoff, 1925-29. Second revised edition with illustrations. Wraps. Six volumes; octavo; pp. (viii), 122; (viii), 150; (viii), 185; (viii), 171; (viii), 173; (viii), 177, bibliography: profusely illustrated with photographs; original printed paper wrappers, largely uncut; previous owner's name and location in Mombasa;. Very good. Item #12563
A valuable and detailed compilation of the experiences of scientific explorers in different countries, each giving practical advise for later travelers in terms of equipment and logistics; Information relating to everyday life, customs and manners among different peoples, jungles, deserts, etc. There are chapters on Netherlands East Indies, South & East Africa, The Philippines, Polar Regions, Spitsbergen, Greenland, Turkestan, Mexico, Indo-China, India, New Zealand, New Guinea, Morocco, Egypt, Angola, Australia, Antarctica, Venezuela, Haiti, Ecuador, Congo, the Malay-peninsula, Canada, Oceania, Tropical West Africa, etc. Contributors include many experts in their fields including Percy Wagner, Warren Smith, W. Werenskiold, A. Hoel, O, Holtedahl, E. R. Stanley, and others. The section on Antarctica is by Griffith Taylor who travelled with Scott.