Antarctica, Cambridge, Conservation and Population: A Biologist's Story.
Petworth, Sussex: The author, 1987. First edition. 203 pages plus index. Bertram (1911-2001) who served as a biologist on several expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica in the 1930s and later became director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and secretary of the Eugenics Society. His first book, published in 1939, was Artic & Antarctic: A Prospect of the Polar Regions. Signed by author on title page. Laid in with handwritten note to Alan Cooke, editor of Arcana Poli: A Journal of Commentary and Opinion," seeking review. From the Telegraph, 2001: "COLIN BERTRAM, who has died aged 89, sailed across both polar circles in his early twenties, and conducted zoological research in all seven continents; he was also director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, and honorary secretary of the Royal Geographical Society. It was between 1934 and 1937, as a member of the British Graham Land Expedition, under John Rymill, that Bertram enjoyed his greatest days. The expedition accomplished an immense amount of valuable exploration and scientific work - an achievement entirely disproportionate to the cost of the expedition, which was less than £20,000 - perhaps £360,000 in present day terms." VG. Item #18772