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    DescriptionWordie's career as both an explorer and academic geologist opened up his participation in Shackleton's epic Endurance expedition of 1914-1916, where he proved one of the most resilient of those stranded in appalling conditions on Elephant Island. He continued to lead arduous expeditions well into his forties, while building his reputation as an academic and mentor. During the Second World War, he was instrumental in safeguarding British strategic interests in the Antarctic territories, and later rose to be President of the Royal Geographical Society and Master of St John's College, Cambridge. He died in 1962. Michael Smith captures all the drama of an extraordinary life lived at the edge and goes a long way to establishing James Wordie in his rightful place in the pantheon of great British explorers.


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    Title
    Polar Crusader
    Subtitle
    A Life of Sir James Wordie
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841585437
    ISBN 10: 1841585432
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QMP
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, BIO010000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QMP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    DC22: 919.804092
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, RGR
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    16pp b&w plates & maps
    Publisher
    Birlinn General
    Imprint name
    BIRLINN LTD
    Publication date
    29 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Michael Smith was a political and business journalist for over thirty years with The Guardian, The Observer and The Evening Standard. He has written two other books on polar exploration - An Unsung Hero and I'm Am Just Going Outside. He lives in London.
    Review quote
    'Truly a remarkable life and a story well told' - The Polar Record, CUP 'an engaging portrait of exploration's most unsung hero' - TLS 'to read of James Wordie's remarkable life is to go right to the heart of British polar exploration' -Geographical