Boston New York London: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992. Map Endpapers. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. 8vo, ivory quarter cloth with light gold lettering over ivory boards, archival polyester-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) depicting a mountain reddened by sunset taken by Wolfgang Kaehler, map endpapers depicting "The Antarctic Penninsula and Shetand Islands" & "King George Island"; ix, [x] + 308 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #7040
Winner of a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. An inspired and eloquent study based on professor Daviod Campbell's three summers on Antarctica with The Brazilian Research Station (1988). The distinguished ecologist conducted research on the pathologies of krill and marine isopods in the waters of Admiralty Bay, King George Island (one of the South Shetlands of the Antarctic Peninsula.
His experiences are brilliantly described in The Crystal Desert, which won the Burroughs Medal, the PEN Martha Albrand Award, and the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award.
SUPERIOR overall condition: Tight, bright, clean copy in a comparable unclipped dust jacket. No remainder marks.