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THE VALLEY OF TEN THOUSAND SMOKES Robert F. Griggs. 1922 1st ed. Near Fine.
By Griggs, Robert F.
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National Geographic Society, Washington DC, 1922. Hardcover.  1st edition. 341 pages, 9 maps and 233 illus., including a very large foldout color map at rear and a long panoramic foldout photo at front. Blue cloth with gilt titled spine and small image of the valley blocked in gilt to upper cover and title in gilt. Maps on endpapers. No dust jacket, Near Fine.

This copy has an inscription on the top of the title page, 'Lyman L. Merriam for C Hart Merriam Dec 25, 1921.' C. Hart Merriam was a famous scientist of anthropology, mammals, birds and nearly everything else including ethnology and insects. He was a founder of the National Geographic Society. 

An account of the stupendous volcanic eruption in 1912 of Katmai and other volcanoes in the Kodiak region and the complete devastation of all plant, animal and insect life under ashfalls of 1 to several hundred feet, and the subsequent flooding. 5 years of expeditions and study to record the damage, discover this new region and document the return and recovery of the forests, plants, sockeye salmon, Dolly Varden trout, brown bear, birds and waterfowl; rainbow trout in the area of 24 to 32 inches. One of the most remarkable geological events of modern times.

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