National Geographic Society Research Reports
Abstracts and reviews of research and exploration authorized under grants from the National Geographic Society during the year 1966
Edited by Paul H. Oehser
National Geographic Society, 1973, black and white photographs and photographic plates, hardcover
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, institute stamp on front endpaper (see photographs)
“The National Geographic Society was founded in 1888 by a group composed largely of Washington scientists for increasing and diffusing geographical knowledge and for promoting research and exploration. The Society’s activities toward achieving its second objective expedition to study the Mount St. Elias Range of Alaska. Since then it has made more than 1,100 grants in support of approximately 800 projects in research and exploration. The work has encompassed the broad scope of geography, including such scientific disciplines as geology, palaeontology, astronomy, geophysics, oceanography, biology, anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, and geographical exploration. The research program has increased as the Society has grown, until today the budget of the Society provides $1,000,000 annually in support of the program.
This is the sixth in a series of volumes that will eventually contain abstracts and reviews of the results of all the research and exploration projects sponsored by the Society since it was established.”