The American Museum of Natural History. 1932 New York, 1st edn, 687pp, many illus, numerous fold-out maps and fold-out photos. A fine copy in near fine jacket. Item #000102
Roy Chapman Andrews conducted for the American Museum of Natural History in the years 1922, 1923, 1925, 1928, and 1930 the greatest Central Asiatic expedition up to that date or since. The Indiana Jones character in the movies was based upon Roy Andrews. He explored the natural history of this region with his studies concentrating mainly on Mongolia and North China. Employing dozens of vehicles, men, and camels, the expedition was a great success. Many new species of animals were discovered and an enormous amount of species were brought back to the United States. Includes information on the sheep and ibex of this area. A monumental book that will never be equaled. Exploration and hunting book.