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The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Great Age of Polar Exploration

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ISBN10: 1559708255
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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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"Wilkins...was the first to understand the link between the pole and changing global weather. Anyone interested in the history of polar exploration will want to read this book." Booklist

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"Simon Nasht's thoroughly captivating account of the exploits of Hubert Wilkins makes for an exhilarating edge-of-your-seat read." John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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In the tradition of The Ice Master and The Endurance comes the incredible story of the first truly modern explorer whose death-defying adventures and uncommon modesty made him a pioneer in weather forecasting and a true hero of the earth.

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Simon Nasht is a veteran correspondent for newspapers and television and an award-winning documentary producer, writer, and director. He lives in Australia and is at work on a new book.

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realitycheck, July 17, 2007 (view all comments by realitycheck)
This is simply a fabulous book. I'm an avid reader of all things polar, and 'The Last Explorer' proves that you can never know it all. Sir Hubert Wilkins is virtually unheard of, yet he accomplished more than any other modern explorer - and in extraordinary style.

Driven by a search for knowledge, not a thirst for glory, Wilkins was the most remarkable man of his age, and though his modesty cost him lasting fame, Nasht's book has done much to address that. I agree with master story-teller John Bernendt's cover line: read this book and be amazed. Highly reccommended
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781559708258
Subtitle:
Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Great Age of Polar Exploration
Author:
Nasht, Simon
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Explorers -- Australia.
Subject:
Wilkins, George H
Copyright:
Edition Description:
North American
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
346
Dimensions:
9.30x6.36x1.04 in. 1.50 lbs.

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Product details 346 pages Arcade Publishing - English 9781559708258 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Wilkins...was the first to understand the link between the pole and changing global weather. Anyone interested in the history of polar exploration will want to read this book."
"Review" by , "Simon Nasht's thoroughly captivating account of the exploits of Hubert Wilkins makes for an exhilarating edge-of-your-seat read."
"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of The Ice Master and The Endurance comes the incredible story of the first truly modern explorer whose death-defying adventures and uncommon modesty made him a pioneer in weather forecasting and a true hero of the earth.
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