Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic and the Flight to the South Pole

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    AERIAL exploration has introduced a new kind of book on polar travel. The two-volume account of the daily routine of sledge journey and camp has gone. An aerial journey is so brief that there is little to say beyond comments on the behaviour of the machine. Admiral Byrd made several remarkable flights during his year in the Antarctic and discovered considerable areas of new land; yet the bulk of the volume is descriptive of preparations for winter quarters and the journeys to and from New Zealand. The flight to the Pole and back, which occupied nineteen hours, is described in a single chapter.

    Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic and the Flight to the South Pole.

    Rear-Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd. Pp. xvi + 422 + 58 plates. (London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1931.) 21s. net.

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    Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic and the Flight to the South Pole . Nature 127, 923 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127923a0

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