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The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins, hero of the great age of polar exploration

Author: Simon Nasht
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This riveting biography recounts the life of the world's first truly modern explorer, a life of unrelenting adventure and the high drama of polar exploration. Hubert Wilkins was the most successful explorer in history: no one saw with his own eyes more undiscovered land and sea. Largely self-taught, he was a celebrated reporter, pilot, spy, war hero, scientist, and adventurer. He captured in his lens war and famine,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nasht, Simon.
Last explorer.
New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2012
(OCoLC)808600630
Named Person: George H Wilkins, Sir; George H Wilkins, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Nasht
ISBN: 9781616087173 161608717X
OCLC Number: 829180320
Notes: Originally published: Sydney : Hodder Australia, 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 346 pages) : maps
Responsibility: Simon Nasht.

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This riveting biography recounts the life of the world's first truly modern explorer, a life of unrelenting adventure and the high drama of polar exploration. Hubert Wilkins was the most successful explorer in history: no one saw with his own eyes more undiscovered land and sea. Largely self-taught, he was a celebrated reporter, pilot, spy, war hero, scientist, and adventurer. He captured in his lens war and famine, cheated death repeatedly, met world leaders like Lenin, Mussolini, and King George V, and circled the globe on a zeppelin. Knighted for being the first person to fly across the North Pole, Wilkins was also the first to fly in the Antarctic, discover land by airplane, and take a submarine under the Arctic ice.

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