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Of all lands, Antarctica is coldest, windiest, most mountainous, most inaccessible. It is almost entirely unmapped. The nearest human habitation is over 1,000 miles distant.

Upon this forbidding land there will soon advance the most elaborate party of exploration the world has ever seen—the Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Seventy men and 75 dogs are prepared to travel 20,000 miles (round trip), build a village in a frozen continent, roam over some 4,600,000 square miles of unknown territory for a year and a half. Almost incidental is their purpose of flying over the...

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