1952 Scott Polar Research Institute, Special Publication Number 1 The Northern Sea Route Soviet Exploitation of the North East Passage
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Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
Terence Armstrong was a polar geographer and expert on the Russian Arctic. The role of first fellow in the Soviet Arctic Studies at the Scott Polar Research Institute was especially created for him, and he held it between 1947 and 1956. Armstrong was fluent in Russian, and so used original Russian sources to help him develop this book. He led a stud of sea ice in the North-East Passage, looking at it's impact on Russian shipping. 'The Northern Sea Route' looks at the route that the Soviet Union used for their shipping, and the global positive and negative affects from its successes and failures. With three double sided plates, and nine maps throughout. Collated, complete.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, with the original price-clipped dustwrapper. Externally smart. Very light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Minor shelfwear to the boards. Very light spotting to the front pastedown, and to the verso of the rear endpaper and rear pastedown. Light spotting to the foredge. Edgewear to the dustwrapper, with small chips to the bottom of the spine. Discolouration to the spine, and light handling marks to the leafs. Very light scattered spotting to the rear flyleaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the occasional spot throughout.
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