The Silent Landscape: The Scientific Voyage of HMS Challenger. Richard Corfield.

The Silent Landscape: The Scientific Voyage of HMS Challenger.

Washington DC: Joseph Henry Press, 2003. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. The author recounts the historic voyage of the Challenger tthat in 1872 set sail from Portsmouth, England to map and sample the ocean floor. The ship and its crew sailed 69,000 miles braving the stifling heat of tropics and the numbing cold of the Antarctic to map the undersea terrain and dredge soil samples. The author relied on official documentation and the logs and journals of the ship's officers and crew to recreate this scientific first. Item #22669

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