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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eng
Summary
The astonishing voyage of the first solo crossing of Antarctica by the unlikeliest of arctic explorers. 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 his 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 and struggled to conceal his homosexuality, 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. Antarctica's Lost Aviator brings alive one of the strangest episodes in polar history, using previously unpublished diaries, correspondence, photographs, and film to reveal the amazing true story of the first crossing of Antarctica and how, against all odds, it was achieved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
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Maynard, Jeff
Dewey number
919.804092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ellsworth, Lincoln
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Missing persons
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
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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
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
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  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
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21 cm.
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First Pegasus Books paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 251 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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9781643136844
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, photographs
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Antarctica's lost aviator : the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on earth, Jeff Maynard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 251 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643136844
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, photographs
Specific material designation
regular print

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