Sir James Wordie, Polar Crusader: Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic


"Sir James Mann Wordie was the elder statesman of Polar exploration - the durable link between the Heroic Age of Scott and Shackleton and the mechanised age which opened up the Arctic and Antarctic regions. This is the first biography of Wordie, and it draws on his extensive and unpublished papers and diaries, a wide range of official sources and personal recollections of family, friends and colleagues. In providing an all-round portrait of a fascinating man and his achievements, Michael Smith's book places Sir James Wordie in his rightful place in the pantheon of great British explorers." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 2004


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