The Depths of the Ocean A General Account of the Modern Science of Oceanography based largely on the Scientific Researches of the Norwegian Steamer Michael Sars in the North Atlantic.
First edition. Large 8vo. pp. xx, 821, [2, ads.]; frontis. port. of Murray, port. of Hjort, illusts. to text, 4 folding colour maps, 9 coloured plates of fish; a little shaken, else very good in the original green cloth, gilt, minor discolouration to the boards, small snag to cloth at head of spine. A presentation copy to “E. R. G. R. Evans, From The Authors 1924” and signed beneath by Johan Hjort.
The Norwegian steamer Michael Sars undertook a series of oceanographic expeditions in the North Atlantic, beginning in 1900; among those who participated in the various voyages were the Polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen, and the British oceanographer John Murray, who funded the researches conducted in the 1911 season. The present work offers an overview of the work carried out aboard the Michael Sars, with chapters devoted to the steamer itself, the voyages, and findings in oceanography, botany, fauna, and the like. The recipient of this copy, E. R. G. R. Evans, was second-in-command on Captain Scott’s second Antarctic expedition, later becoming Evans of the Broke.
Author Murray, Sir John, & Dr. Johan Hjort.
Binding Original cloth
Publisher London: Macmillan and Co., Limited
Condition See description
Pages xx, 821, [2, ads.]