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This Business of Exploring

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For more books like this, please visit www.SportsmansVintagePress.comThis is a facsimile of the book published in 1935.From the preface:I always like to shift the responsibility for a book of mine to some one else, or at least to divide it.The chief responsibility for this volume is my wife’s, for it was her suggestion that I write an informal account of my conception of modern exploration—the exploration of today and tomorrow—as I have told it to her.There was a selfish motive, too, for it may help to answer the questions which have come to me by the thousand:“How can I be an explorer?”“What remains to be done in exploration?”After telling in the first chapter what this business of exploration has become, I have amplified some of the details by my own experiences in the field and out of it.As a concrete example of modern scientific exploration I have given an account of the 1928-1930 Central Asiatic Expeditions in the Gobi Desert which has not been published in popular book form.These Expeditions were conducted with a background of war, banditry and politics in China, which made them interesting but exceedingly difficult.

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  • PDF | 344 pages
  • Sportsman's Vintage Press (July 3, 2013)
  • English
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  • By William Litten on April 17, 2017

    The director of the Natural History Museum in New York in the 1920's spent a fair bit of time shooting Chinese bandits and digging up dinosaur bones. Fascinating guy who wad in China during a fascinating time of civil war in China.

  • By RetiredFF on January 29, 2018

    Very interesting read. This guy is Indiana Jones in the flesh. It is from the late twenties and reading the cultural differences was fascinating.

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