Quest in the Desert Vintage Book by Roy Chapman Andrews C1953
Item number: x6wUAYuabYU 484
Vintage book "Quest in the Desert" by Roy Chapman Andrews, copyright 1953.
Ex library, minor corner tear up against binding on first title page, may have a few markings, but nice and clean otherwise.
the battle of the marshes
a khan of mongolia
the mad baron
murder in the desert
the white chapel
kula on the warpath
attack in tiger canyon
The year was 1920 when Peiping was still Peking and China a land of the Arabian Nights. Jack Benton, leader of the American Gobi Desert expedition, sat before the five in his living room after luncheon. He was a young man, with the build of an athlete and intensely blue eyes in a lean, sun bronzed face.
This is fiction based on actual experience, for Dr. Andrews spent ten years exploring Central Asia for the American Museum of Natural History and is famous for his many discoveries, like Dr Andrews, Jack Benton hoped to reconstruct the past history of the great plateau and took along a geologist, a paleontologist, an archaeologist, and a topographer, though Jacks most important helper was perhaps Wolf, the valiant Alsatian shepherd dog who guarded them all from danger.
From beginning to end, the trip was full of excitement; a sudden antelope stampede, an attack by snakes, discoveries of dinosaur fossils and a wealth of other scientific material, skirmishes with hostile natives, and one real battle! And most unusual of all, they stumbled on a strange limestone vault, deep underground in the center of a mountain - perhaps the grave of Genghis Khan himself!
Jack made an unforgettable friend in one of the present Mongol Khans and, more than that, felt he had found the life he was searching for.