The Voyage of the 'Pourquoi-Pas?': The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910: Charcot, Jean-Baptiste
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The Voyage of the 'Pourquoi-Pas?': The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910

Author(s): Charcot, Jean-Baptiste

Copyright: 1978, Archon Books, Hamden
Specifications: facs, 8vo, pp.viii, 315, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 3 drawings, map, blue cloth
Condition: dj rubbbed, 2 small edge tears, vg, cloth tight, fine

Charcot’s ship ‘Pourquoi-Pas?’ was designed and built to his specifications for his second foray to the Antarctic. They explored the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas, discovered Loubet Land, Marguerite Bay and Charcot Land (now Island), and conducted a comprehensive scientific program which produced 28 volumes of reports. After the war the “Pourquoi-Pas?” served in the Arctic near Iceland, Jan Mayen Island, and Greenland, and participated in the search for Roald Amundsen. In 1936 the ship was lost in the Arctic when her boilers blew up during a storm and Charcot, together with all but one of the crew, was killed. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1911 English edition ‘The Voyage of the ‘Why-Not?’’.

Conrad pg.152, Renard 298, Rosove 67.B3, see Spence 262.





















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