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The last viking : the life of Roald Amundsen

Author: Stephen R Bown
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world. In 1900, the four great geographical mysteries - the Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the South Pole, and the North Pole - remained blank spots on the globe. Within twenty years Roald Amundsen would claim all four prizes. Renowned for his determination and technical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Roald Amundsen; Roald Amundsen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Bown
ISBN: 0306822660 9780306822667
OCLC Number: 826294074
Description: xxii, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Stephen R. Bown.

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The first full biography in many years of the greatest polar explorer of all time: the conqueror of both the South and North poles as well as the Northwest and the Northeast passages.  Read more...

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