J B Lippincott Company, 1946. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Very Clean solid copy. some wear but no markings. In the first half of the 20th century an American couple, Martin and Osa Johnson from Lincoln, Kansas and Chanute, Kansas, respectively captured the public's imagination through their films and books of adventure in exotic, faraway lands. Photographers, explorers, marketers, naturalists and authors, Martin and Osa studied the wildlife and peoples of East and Central Africa, the South Pacific Islands and British North Borneo. They explored then-unknown lands and brought back film footage and photographs, offering many Americans their first understanding of these distant lands. "Books of adventure are so numerous.[But] this one is unique. It has the human quality of a novel and the permanence of social history" (Katherine Woods, The New York Times).