Title The Last Place on Earth and Megatransect: Mike Fay's Journals: Box Set
Book Condition Near fine
Edition First Edition
Publisher Washington DC National Geographic 2005
Seller ID 17747
Quarto (28 cm), pp. 144 (Megatransect Journals); 27 x 38 cm, unpaginated (Last Place). Signed and inscribed by Nichols on half title page: "Hey Henry, thanks for all your help in JH [Jackson Hole]. Mike / Michael Nichols." Last Place is a photo book of Nichols' work on the expedition, with an introduction by science writer David Quammen who covered the megatransect for National Geographic magazine. Fay's journals are illustrated by Nichols' black and white photography. These two volumes are housed in an attractive, heavy box with photo illustrations on the lid. One small scratch on box's lid, else fine.The megatransect was a 455-day, 2,000-mile expedition from 1999-2000, in which Fay and his team crossed the Congo Basin on foot in order to conduct an ecological survey of the region. National Geographic sponsored the undertaking and gave it substantial coverage in its magazine. First Edition.