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ETAH AND BEYOND OR LIFE WITHING TWELVE DEGREES OF THE POLE Donald Baxter MacMillan 1927 1st ed Hardcover Very Good-Near Fine 2 Copies Available
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Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1927, 1st edition.  287 pp, b/w photos and illustrations, appendices, index. Ex Lib turquoise hardcover or navy hardcover (not Ex Lib) in Very Good or Near Fine condition.

Foreword by Gilbert Grosvenor. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs by the author. The author was an explorer who pioneered the use of radios, airplanes, and electricity in the Arctic. Macmillan led the expedition in the wooden ship Bowdoin to Smith Sound on the northwest coast of Greenland in 1923-1924 to observe magnetic fields and the atmospheric electricity, and provides good description of the Inuit people in the area. It was partly sponsored by the National Geographic Society. MacMillan with Peary in the 1908-1909 North Pole attempt.

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