Title: Voyage to the Edge of the World. First Edition in edgeworn dustjacket.
Publisher:  McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1973, ISBN:0771030673
Seller ID: 35735
EDMONDS, Alan. Voyage to the Edge of the World. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1973). First Edition. Pp (6),7-254,(2) including a 32 page photo section. Map. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Spadoni & Donnelly 2434. An account of the Nov.19, 1969 - Oct 16, 1970 circumnavigation of the Americas of the C.S.S. Hudson, based at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. "This is the true story of one of the most important deep-sea expeditions in man's history. In 1970, the Canadian ship Hudson left Halifax with a cargo of computers, mangetometers, sampling bottles and a score ormore of some of the world's best-known oceanographic scientists. Their mis sion was to circumnavigate North and South America, cross the roof of the world through the Northwest Passage, round the outer coast of Newfoundland and sail back to Halifax. It was by any odds one of the most ambitious expeditions of its kind ever mounted by any nation. Promoted by the Canadian government, the $1,500,000 trip took nearly three years to plan. Alan Edmonds imbues his account of the journey with all the genuine excitement and immediacy that inspired this human and scientific adventure in discovery. Throughout the voyage the Hudson's crew of scientists performed unprecedented newexperiments in biology and chemistry in their searching study of the ocean s and of the land beneath and around them. The results of their work could ultimately affect the life of every creature on planet Earth." - from the dj. Gift inscription, else very good in edgeworn, unclipped dustjacket. 25.00