Sir James Wordie, Polar crusader : exploring the Arctic and Antarctic

by Smith, Michael

Publisher: Birlinn in Edinburgh

Written in English
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Places:

  • Scotland

Subjects:

  • Wordie, J. M. Sir, 1889-1962,
  • Polar regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Scottish,
  • Explorers -- Scotland -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 348-361) and index.

Statementby Michael Smith.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsG585.W67 S65 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 371 p., [24] p. of plates :
Number of Pages371
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3453185M
ISBN 101841582921
LC Control Number2005363267
OCLC/WorldCa56450346

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