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Heart of the hero : the remarkable women who inspired the great polar explorers

Author: Kari Herbert
Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland : Saraband, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The polar explorers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras were superstars in their day. Exploration was a male domain, and most women encountered the wilders of the world only second-hand. For those intrepid few who joined the much-celebrated heroes, in marriage and on those extreme frontiers, life was every bit as dangerous, gruelling and thrilling - yet their own stories have so far untold. In her portraits of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kari Herbert
ISBN: 9781908643216 1908643218
OCLC Number: 817267437
Notes: First published as: Polar wives by Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, 2012.
Description: 318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Polar wives
Responsibility: Kari Herbert ; foreword by Jon Bowermaster.

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A compelling insight into the lives of the great polar explorers, through the eyes of the women who inspired them - this is the story of seven remarkable women. Drawing on her own experience as an  Read more...

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"A fascinating and hugely enjoyable book which makes a valuable contribution to polar literature" - Sir Ranulph Fiennes. "Refreshing and absorbing... remarkable stories" - The Herald. "A must-read Read more...

 
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