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The ice finders : how a poet, a professor, and a politician discovered the Ice Age

Author: Edmund Blair Bolles
Publisher: Washington, DC : Counterpoint, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the middle of the nineteenth century three diverse men discovered and named the Ice Ages. The heroes of the tale are an explorer-poet, Elisha Kent Kane (1820-1857), who spent two years trapped on Greenland's north coast, the renowned Swiss professor-author-lecturer, Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), and the Scottish geologist (and master politician) Charles Lyell (1797-1875)."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bolles, Edmund Blair, 1942-
Ice finders.
Washington, DC : Counterpoint, ©1999
(OCoLC)607393168
Online version:
Bolles, Edmund Blair, 1942-
Ice finders.
Washington, DC : Counterpoint, ©1999
(OCoLC)607675879
Named Person: Louis Agassiz; Charles Lyell, Sir; Elisha Kent Kane; Louis Agassiz; Charles Lyell, Sir; Elisha Kent Kane; Louis Agassiz; Elisha Kent Kane; Charles Lyell, Sir; Elisha Kent Kane, Arzt; Louis Agassiz; Charles Lyell, Geologe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Blair Bolles
ISBN: 1582430306 9781582430300 1582431019 9781582431017
OCLC Number: 41465905
Description: 257 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Ignorant, ambitious men --
Trading ignorance for action --
Changes of heart --
Rock bottom --
Thrust home --
Two tragedies and a triumph.
Responsibility: Edmund Blair Bolles.

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"In the middle of the nineteenth century three diverse men discovered and named the Ice Ages. The heroes of the tale are an explorer-poet, Elisha Kent Kane (1820-1857), who spent two years trapped on Greenland's north coast, the renowned Swiss professor-author-lecturer, Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), and the Scottish geologist (and master politician) Charles Lyell (1797-1875)."--Jacket.

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