The New Conquest of Central Asia.
A Narrative of the Explorations of the Central Asiatic Expeditions in Mongolia and China, 1921-1930. New York 1932
First edition pp.l, 678, 128 plates, 3 maps. A near fine copy in original cloth.
The Central Asiatic Expedition under the auspices of the American Museum of Natural History went into Mongolia to seek and discover the ancestry of man, and to explore the natural history of the region. The leader, Andrews, conducted expeditions in 1922, 1923, 1925, 1928, and 1930, on an unprecedented scale, and secured observations, records, measurements, photographs and collections which constituted materials for the many scientific papers and twelve planned volumes of final reports. This book serves as an introduction to the scientific publications of the expedition, describing how the work was done. Sven Hedin so admired the plan of this work that he used it in his own "History of the Expedition in Asia".