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The Resource Antarctica's lost aviator : the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on Earth, Jeff Maynard

Antarctica's lost aviator : the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on Earth, Jeff Maynard

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Antarctica's lost aviator : the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on Earth
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Antarctica's lost aviator
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the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on Earth
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Jeff Maynard
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Antarcticas lost aviator
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the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on Earth
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eng
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"By the 1930s, no one had yet crossed Antarctica, and its vast interior remained a mystery frozen in time. Hoping to write his name in the history books, wealthy American Lincoln Ellsworth announced he would fly across the unexplored continent. And to honor his hero, Wyatt Earp, he would carry Earp's gun belt on the flight. The main obstacles to Ellsworth's ambition were numerous: he didn't like the cold, he avoided physical work, and he couldn't navigate. Consequently, he hired the experienced Australian explorer, Sir Hubert Wilkins, to organize the expedition on his behalf. While Ellsworth battled depression, Wilkins purchased a ship, hired a crew, and ordered a revolutionary new airplane constructed. The Ellsworth Trans-Antarctic Expeditions became epics of misadventure, as competitors plotted to beat Ellsworth, pilots refused to fly, crews mutinied, and the ship was repeatedly trapped in the ice. Finally, in 1935, Ellsworth took off to fly from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea. A few hours after leaving, radio contact with him was lost and the world gave him up for dead. [This book] brings alive one of the strangest episodes in polar history, using previously unpublished diaries, correspondence, photographs, and film to reveal the amazing true story of the first crossing of Antarctica and how, against all odds, it was achieved by the unlikeliest of heroes."--Dust jacket
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Documents the first solo crossing of Antarctica by unlikely explorer Lincoln Ellsworth, a troubled but wealthy admirer of Wyatt Earp who hired Australian explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins to organize the ill-fated Ellsworth Trans-Antarctic Expeditions
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contains biographical information
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10755089
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YDX
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Maynard, Jeff
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919.804/092
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Ellsworth, Lincoln
  • Antarctica
  • Explorers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • TRAVEL / Polar Regions
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure
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adult
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the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on Earth
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Antarctica's lost aviator : the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on Earth, Jeff Maynard
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1041900056
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24 cm
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First Pegasus books cloth edition.
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xvi, 251 pages
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9781643130125
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1041900056
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Antarctica's lost aviator : the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on Earth, Jeff Maynard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1041900056
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9781643130125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041900056

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