The Polar Regions
A Physical and Economic Geography of the Arctic and Antarctic
by Brown, R.N., Rudmose, D.Sc.
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927, 1st Edition, 1st Printing. 8vo â€“ 22.7cm. [ix], 245pp, Bibliographical Appendix, Indexed. 23 maps including two color foldouts : North Polar Regions and South Polar Regions. Original unclipped dust jacket in near fine condition. Publisherâ€™s green boards with bright gilt lettering on spine and deep de-bossed title on front cover â€“ Near Fine condition showing no wear or fading. Interior with foxing in places and darkening to two pages due to prior loose article insertion, prior ownerâ€™s name on ffe, small 1/8â€ť perforated â€śAâ€ť on first three pages, otherwise a well preserved copy in Near Fine original state condition.
The Polar Regions is a well-written book providing a survey of Arctic and Antarctic topics â€“ especially scientific related to the physical and economic geography of the polar regions. From the dust jacket: â€śDuring the expeditions of the last twenty-five years (~1900 â€“ 1925), much light has been thrown on the polar regions by use of new methods of exploration and the study of scientific problems. The present volume gives a condensed account of the state of knowledge of the Arctic and Antarctic, and so makes available the work of recent and older explorations, with indications of the main problems that await solution. The study is not confined to physical geography, but deals at some length with the growing economic and political penetration of the polar regions, and discusses, in the light of experience, the problems presented in the colonization of high latitudes.â€ť Spence 196, Renard 205-206 and Rosove 1044. Arctic Bibliography 2326.