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The Resource Wings of ice, Jeff Maynard

Wings of ice, Jeff Maynard

Label
Wings of ice
Title
Wings of ice
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Maynard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With the rise of aviation at the beginning of the twentieth century, daring men were finally able to explore the Earths final frontiers-- the Arctic and Antarctic wildernesses. Maynard recounts the breathtaking "Race to the Poles", and restores explorer Sir George Hubert Wilkins-- an exceptional but forgotten Australian hero-- to his rightful place as a pioneer of scientific exploration
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
910.9113
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G608
LC item number
.M39 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Wings of ice, Jeff Maynard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A forgotten Australia. An American icon. A Norwegian hero. The mystery of the polar air race"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-287) and index
Contents
Foreword: The ballyhoo years -- An unspeakable secret -- The seeds of disaster -- Aviation will conquer the Arctic -- The ice queen -- The men who took the airship -- Let George do it -- Everything was staked on one card -- The big trip -- Beyond a reasonable doubt -- Tempting fate a second time -- Spitsbergen bound -- The hares and the tortoise -- Opposite to the bear -- Winter in America -- Where Amundsen stood -- The last place left to explore -- We should be at the Pole -- Afterword: The silent witnesses
Control code
ocn564658410
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 296 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781741669343
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)564658410
Label
Wings of ice, Jeff Maynard
Publication
Note
"A forgotten Australia. An American icon. A Norwegian hero. The mystery of the polar air race"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-287) and index
Contents
Foreword: The ballyhoo years -- An unspeakable secret -- The seeds of disaster -- Aviation will conquer the Arctic -- The ice queen -- The men who took the airship -- Let George do it -- Everything was staked on one card -- The big trip -- Beyond a reasonable doubt -- Tempting fate a second time -- Spitsbergen bound -- The hares and the tortoise -- Opposite to the bear -- Winter in America -- Where Amundsen stood -- The last place left to explore -- We should be at the Pole -- Afterword: The silent witnesses
Control code
ocn564658410
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 296 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781741669343
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)564658410

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