Books: Explorers Hand In Hand

GREAT ADVENTURES AND EXPLORATIONS (788 pp.)—edited by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, maps designed by Richard Edes Harrison—Dial ($5).

Fireside globe-trotters are likely to find boundless pleasure in this collection which Editor-Explorer Stefansson calls "an outline history of the world, told by its chief discoverers from Pytheas (Greek discoverer of Iceland and ancient Britain) to Peary (who discovered the North Pole)."

Readers who fear a mere hashing-over of the better-known voyages will be pleasantly surprised; for in addition to giving these masterpieces their proud place ("the supreme discovery," says Stefansson, ". . . is the finding...

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