Publisher:William Hodge and Company Ltd, London, 1953
William Hodge and Company Ltd, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
This is the first edition in the English language. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 241 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears, and is foxed here and there. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owner's signature in ink. Edges foxed and browned. Small brown marks from adhesive tape on front and rear endpapers. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . The expedition started in 1950, with its main purpose deep sea oceanography. For the use of the expedition a British sloop, HMS Leith, was acquired and renamed HDMS Galathea. It was 80 m (260 ft) long and 11 m (36 ft) wide, with a draught of 3.5 m (11 ft) and was powered by two steam turbines that gave it a cruising speed of 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph). Galathea 2 left Copenhagen in October 1950 carrying a crew of about 100 seamen and scientists, visiting many of the same places the original Galathea had visited over a century earlier. The main difference in the route taken from the earlier expedition was in using the Panama Canal, rather than the Drake Passage at the southern end of South America, to transit between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic. From 1950 to 1952 the expedition carried out a program of scientific exploration; the highlight occurred in July 1951 when, while investigating the Philippine Trench, scientists secured biological material from a record depth of 10,190 m (33,430 ft). The expedition returned to Copenhagen in June 1952 where the ship was welcomed by a crowd of 20,000 people. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Exploration; Denmark; Science & Technology. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5316.