Herzog, Maurice & Marcel Ichac.
First edition. 4to. pp. xv, 96, [iii]; text in French; numerous photo. illusts., one loosely inserted map; VG in original card wrappers in pictorial dust-wrapper, some rubbing and chipping to d.j. Signed to p. vii by co- author Marcel Ichac, and by expedition members Marcel Schatz, Jean Couzy (in pencil), and F. de Noyelle (smudged). A photographic record of the French ascent of Annapurna, based on images taken by Ichac, Herzog, Rébuffat, Lachenal, Oudot and Schatz.
First edition. Slim 4to. pp. [ii], 128; numerous photo. illusts. by the author; as new in card wrappers. This book describes and illustrates the changes that have occurred at Austerdalsisen, Norway's largest glacier, since it was photographed for the first time in 1870. An outlet glacier of the East Svartisen ice cap, Austerdalsisen lies across the Arctic Circle. It reached its maximum size most recently during the 'Little Ice Age', and was only a little smaller in 1870, when its eastern branch ended in the lake Svartisvatnet. Today, tourists wishing to visit Austerdalsisen take a boat across the lake and walk from there to the glacier. Photographs taken between 1870 and 1960 illustrate the retreat of the eastern branch of Austerdalsisen. The glacier's western branch was larger than the branch that ended in Svartisvatnet. In the 1890s, it began to retreat away from the 'Little Ice Age' moraine, and a lake formed between the glacier margin and the moraine. The lake became larger as glacier retreat continued and, from 1941 and 1958, annual outburst floods occurred. Water from the lake passed beneath the glacier and emerged at the eastern side, causing much damage in the valleys beyond Svartisvatnet. Between 1955 and 1959, a tunnel was excavated through the bedrock beneath Austerdalsisen to provide a permanent outlet for the lake. The tunnel lowered the lake surface level by 70m. The Svartisen Research Project was established in 1959, with the aim of monitoring further changes of Austerdalsisen. Two photographic stations were occupied each year. Photographs in the book illustrate the changes of Austerdalsisen between 1959 and 1980. The glacier front was on the Burfjell mountain slope to the south. Throughout the twentieth century, it retreated down the slope. At the same time, the eastern branch was retreating further away from Svartisvatnet, whilst growth of the lake at Austerdalsisen's western side accompanied retreat there. From 1971 until 1980, the lake Austerdalsvatnet lay beneath the glacier. In the 1982 summer, the front of the glacier lost contact with Burfjell. It broke up. Each year, as the winter ice cover on the lake melted, its buttressing effect on the glacier tongue ended. Austerdalsisen then was able to advance into the lake. The resultant stretching of the tongue resulted in the formation of crevasses, which favoured further breaking away of ice (calving). Each year between 1982 and 1985, the floating tongue decreased in size as calving occurred from its margin. Changes of Austerdalsisen between 1945 and 1985 are illustrated in the book by a series of maps plotted from photogrammetric surveys. Although heavily fractured, the floating glacier tongue survived in Austerdalsvatnet until 1987. When it disappeared, Austerdalsisen ended at the icefall which descends more than 600 m from the East Svartisen ice cap. Since 1990, the glacier has retreated from Austerdalsvatnet and now terminates on land. The 3 km walk from Svartisvatnet to Austerdalsisen is on terrain that was entirely covered by the glacier 150 years ago.
8vo. pp. 12; illusts., a little creased to margins, else very good in original pictorial wrappers, a little soiled, with, loosely inserted, a 1p. Grey Owl Lecture Tour programme, and also inserted a pamphlet, Grey Owl's Farewell to the Children of the British Isles (Lovat Dickson Limited, second printing, 1938, 8pp. in original wrappers, soiled). This is a souvenir from Grey Owl's second lecture tour of Britain in 1937 and 1938. Born in Hastings, England, in 1888, as Archibald Belaney, he sailed for Canada in 1906, becoming a fur trapper and forest ranger. He adopted the identity of a Native American, and his experiences of life in the wilds formed the basis for his writings and lecture tours, which promoted conservation. Beaver Lodge became his home on Ajawaan Lake, in the Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.
First edition. 8vo. pp. xviii, 259; illusts.; fine in original cloth, d.-w. Signed by Morris to the half-title. A collection of anecdotes and tales by those who have stayed at the hotel, which was used from the 1950s by members of the 1953 British Everest team and others for access to climbs on Snowdon. Contributors include Jan Morris (Introduction), Chris Bonington, Peter Hillary (son of Edmund Hillary), Rebecca Stephens (first British woman to climb Everest), Jim Perrin, Joe Brown (first ascent of Kanchenjunga), Ed Webster (Everest Kangshung East Face), Doug Scott (first Briton to climb Everest), H. P. S. Ahluwalia (first Indian ascent of Everest), and many others.
A programme for Basie's tour, approx. 20 x 27cm., 12pp. including wrappers, with portrait of Count Basie to upper wrapper and central leaves, second portrait of Joe Williams, music programme list to central leaves, tour dates and venues on rear cover; slight dustiness to margins of wrappers, minor splits to spine, else very good condition with, loosely inserted, a flyer announcing Count Basie and his Orchestra's farewell concert at the Stoll Theatre, Kingsway, W.C.2.
First edition. 8vo. pp. 76, ; minor age-toning, else very good in original marbled wrappers, a little wear to spine, stitching a little uneven. Hinchcliffe's sermon runs to p. 16; the Proceedings of the Society follow, with brief accounts of work in North America (including New England, the Bahama Islands, Barbados, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia), the Mosquito Coast, and the Gold Coast in West Africa.
First edition. 2 vols. (text/atlas). 8vo. Text vol.: pp. xv, 304, 3 coloured plates, illusts., folding plan of Schwabenland, 3 folding maps; Atlas: iv, 57pp. of illusts. from photos., 3pp, list of maps and illusts., 4 folding maps in rear pocket with accompanying 3D glasses and paper insert with user instructions; previous owner's inscription to text vol., very good in original cloth-backed boards, a little wear to head of spine on text vol., spine to Atlas slightly browned, rear pocket neatly restored. The Schwabenland Antarctic expedition was a Nazi attempt to claim large sections of Antarctica for the Reich, ultimately with a view to extending the areas in which the German whaling fleet could operate and thus reducing German reliance on imports. The expedition flew over sections of the Antarctic continent not previously charted, and conducted zoological and oceanographic observations off the coast, but no member of the expedition actually set foot on the continent. Planned and carried out in secret, the expedition was virtually unknown at the time, until the present work was published in a first volume; the second volume did not appear until 1958 (not present here).
Large 8vo. pp. 287-382; illusts., diags.; fine in original card wrappers. COMMENTARY Environmental ethics on Antarctic ice. Holmes Rolston III p 289 ARTICLES The UN and Antarctica, 1999: the continuation of consensus. Peter J. Beck p 291 The non-marine invertebrate fauna of Deception Island (Maritime Antarctic): a baseline for a comprehensive biodiversity database. R.H. Downie, P. Convey, S.J. Mclnnes, and P.J.A. Pugh p 297 William Robertson's account of Benjamin Leigh Smith's second expedition to Franz Josef Land in Bra. Tim Cromack and Beau Riffenburgh p 305 First landings on Zavodovski Island, South Sandwich Islands, 1819. William Barr p 317 Censuses of penguin, blue-eyed shag, and southern giant petrel populations in the Antarctic Peninsula region, 1994 2000. Ron Naveen, Steven C. Forrest, Rosemary G. Dagit, Louise K. Blight, Wayne Z. Trivelpiece, and Susan G. Trivelpiece p323 Winter navigation in the Northern Sea Route using RADARSAT data. Vitali Yu. Alexandrov, Stein Sandven, Ola M. Johannessen, Lasse H. Pettersson, and 0yvind Dalen p 335 NOTES Can Antarctic sea-ice extent be determined from whaling records? Stephen Vaughan p 345 The cruise of MS Rotterdam in Antarctic waters, January 2000. B. Stonehouse and Lawson W. Brigham p 347 REVIEWS Meta Incognita: a discourse of discovery. Martin Frobisher's Arctic expeditions, 1576-1578. Thomas Symons (Editor). William Barr p 350 Ringed seals in the North Atlantic. Mads Peter Heide-Jorgensen and Christian Lydersen (Editors). Bernie McConnell p 352 Alaska and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1915. Thurman R. Strobridge and Dennis L. Noble. Ian R. Stone p352 The fifth man: Henry R. Bowers. C.H. Lagerbom. Harry King p353 Palaeo-Eskimo settlements in Scoresby Sund, northeast Greenland. Hanne Tuborg and Birge Sandell. Robert David p 354 The search for the North West Passage. Ann Savours. W. Gillies Ross p 355 The last continent: discovering Antarctica.Bernard Stonehouse.Peter W. Carey p357 Fundamentals of glacier dynamics. C.J. van der Veen. Bryn Hubbard p 359 Neotraditionalism in the Russian north: indigenous people and the legacy of perestroika. Alexsandr Pika (Editor). Petra Rethmann p 360 Eskimos and explorers. Wendell H. Oswalt. Ian R. Stone p 361 Antarctic odyssey. Graham Collier and Patricia Graham Collier. Herbert Dartnall p 362 Brief Reviews p 3 6 3 OBITUARIES Sir Vivian Fuchs p 364 Robert Loring Christie p 365 Martin Guy White p367
Large 8vo. pp. 1-93, [3, ads.]; illusts., diags.; very good in original card wrappers. Components of the energy balance of the ground surface and their effect on the thermics of the substrata of the vegetation oasis at Henryk Arctowski Station, King George Island, South Shetland Islands. P. Prosek, M. Janouch, and K. Laska p 3 The Northern Sea Route, 1998. Lawson W. Brigham p 19 Byrd's heroic 1926 North Pole failure. Dennis Rawlins p 25 NOTES Southern elephant seals breeding at Peterson Island, Antarctica. Clive R. McMahon and Debbie Campbell p 51 Non-government aviation in Antarctica 1998/99. Charles Swithinbank p 5 1 POLAR PROFILE Alfred Stephenson. Liz Cruwys and Colin Bertram p 53 REVIEWS Franz Boas among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884: journals and letters. Ludger Muller-Wille (Editor). Igor Krupnik p 57 Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker: traveller and plant collector. Ray Desmond. Janet Browne p 58 Birds of southern South America and Antarctica. Martfn R. de la Peha and Maurice Rumboll. M. de L Brooke p 59 Bilingual education in the north. Erich Kasten (Editor). Patrick Moore p 60 Frank Wild. Leif Mills. Beau Riffenburgh p 61 Antarctic environments and resources: a geographical perspective. James D. Hansom and John E. Gordon. Steven G.Sawhill p62 Icemen: a history of the Arctic and its explorers. Mike Conefrey and Tim Jordan. Ian R. Stone p 63 Waiting to fly: my escapades with the penguins of Antarctica: Ron Naveen. Gerald Kooyman p 64 Foothold on Antarctica. Charles Swithinbank. Geoffrey Hattersiey-Smith p 65 Journey to the shores of the polar sea. John Franklin, and Second expedition to the shores of the polar sea. John Franklin. K.B. Shabby p 66 OBITUARIES Herbert Eric Sadler p 67 Harrison Holt Richardson p 67 Robert Scott Russell p 6 8
First UK edition. 8vo. pp. 223; coloured and b & w photo. illusts.; near-fine in the original cloth, d.-w., else near-fine, signed by both Habeler and Reinhold Messner to the title. Translated from the previous year's first German edition by David Heald, this is Habeler's account of his ascent of Everest, with Reinhold Messner, the first to be made without oxygen, and with a speed that "astonished the world, especially the Sherpa community who doubted whether anyone could outperform them at altitude" (Richard Sale, On Top of the World, p. 58).
Large 8vo. pp. 191-285; illusts., diags.; fine in original card wrappers. ARTICLES Antarctica in museums: the Mawson collections in Australia. Barbara Wheeler and Linda Young p 193 An assessment of tundra degradation resulting from the presence of a field camp in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. M.H. West and A.P. Maxted p 203 The use of permafrost for the storage of oil and oil products and the burial of toxic industrial wastes in the Arctic. E.M. Chuvilin, E.D. Yershov, N.S. Naletova, and E.S. Miklyaeva p 211 Adelie penguin colonies in eastern Prydz Bay: 'biological indicators' of exploration history and political change. F.I. Norman p215 Biological activity on a decaying caribou antler at Cape Herschel, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, high Arctic Canada. Antony J. Sutcliffe and Weston Blake Jr p 233 NOTES Polar icebreakers at the end of the twentieth century. Lawson W. Brigham p 247 Non-government aviation in Antarctica 1999/2000. Charles Swithinbank p 249 Hook and nose: an interaction between a male southern elephant seal and a long-line fishery. Clive R. McMahon, lain Field, Tony Dorr, Charlie Hammond, and Dale Washington p 250 REVIEWS Mawson: a life. Philip Ayres. Ian R. Stone p 253 Keyguide to information sources on the polar and cold regions. William Mills and Peter Speak. Stuart Hibben p 254 Norwegian maritime explorers and expeditions. Kare Berg, Thor N. Devig, 0ystein Kock Johansen, and Henrik Ulven. T.R.D. Grade p 255 The Antarctic region: geological evolution and processes. C.A. Ricci (Editor). Peter D. Clarkson p 256 Across Arctic America: narrative of the Fifth Thule Expedition. Knud Rasmussen. E. Cruwys p 257 The English language edition of the geocryological map of Russia and neighbouring republics. P.J. Williams and I.M.T. Warren. Ben Seligman p 259 By airship to the North Pole: an archaeology of human exploration. P.J. Capelotti. William Ban p 260 Development in the Arctic. Tom Greiffenberg (Editor). John Ash p 260 The Alaska-Klondike diary of Elizabeth Robins, 1900. Victoria Joan Moessner and Joanne E. Gates (Editors). Ian R. Stone p 261 Noel Wein: Alaska pioneer bush pilot. Ira Harkey. Charles Swithinbank p 262 The centennial of S.A. Andree's North Pole expedition. Urban Wrakberg (Editor). KB. Shabby p 263 'Boston Men' on the northwest coast: the American maritime fur trade, 1788-1844. Mary Malloy. Barry Gough p264 A bibliography of Tristan da Cunha. P.J. Helyer and M.K. Swales. Albert Beintema p 265 The laws of the Australian Antarctic Territory. Stuart B. Kaye, Donald R. Rothwell, and Susan Dando. Peter J. Beck p265 Brief Reviews p 266 OBITUARIES Sir Laurence Kirwan p 267 Hugh Alison Lang p 268 Moira Dunbar p 269 Alton A. Lindsey p 270 Oleg Viktorovich Bychkov p 270