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
Title
Antarctica's lost aviator
Title remainder
the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Maynard
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 [This book] brings alive one of the strangest episodes in polar history, using previously unpublished diaries, correspondence, photographs, and film to reveal the amazing true story of the first crossing of Antarctica and how, against all odds, it was achieved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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maynard, Jeff
Dewey number
919.804092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellsworth, Lincoln
  • Wilkins, George H.
  • Byrd, Richard Evelyn
  • Amundsen, Roald
  • Explorers
  • Antarctica
  • Arctic regions
  • Arctic regions
Target audience
adult
Label
Antarctica's lost aviator : the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on Earth, Jeff Maynard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Almost heroic. The elf child ; The kingdom of death ; No longer the only American ; Just a passenger ; No other worlds to conquer ; The sacrifice I must make ; The threshold of greatness -- Part II: Wyatt Earp Limited. The Lone Eagle ; The mayor of Antarctica ; Cloud kingdoms of the sunset ; The universe began to vibrate ; Alone ; The stars forecast strange things ; The third man ; A higher type of courage ; Part III: The heart of the Antarctic ; The great unknown ; Chasing the sun ; Lost ; Thank God you're down there ; Maybe it's all to try us ; A friendly gesture ; A silence that could be felt ; Chugging on -- Appendix A: Problems in polar navigation -- Appendix B: Navigation instructions prepared by Sir Hubert Wilkins -- Appendix C: Wyatt Earp crew lists
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 251 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781643130125
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 474799
  • (HPL)320269
  • 474799
Label
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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Almost heroic. The elf child ; The kingdom of death ; No longer the only American ; Just a passenger ; No other worlds to conquer ; The sacrifice I must make ; The threshold of greatness -- Part II: Wyatt Earp Limited. The Lone Eagle ; The mayor of Antarctica ; Cloud kingdoms of the sunset ; The universe began to vibrate ; Alone ; The stars forecast strange things ; The third man ; A higher type of courage ; Part III: The heart of the Antarctic ; The great unknown ; Chasing the sun ; Lost ; Thank God you're down there ; Maybe it's all to try us ; A friendly gesture ; A silence that could be felt ; Chugging on -- Appendix A: Problems in polar navigation -- Appendix B: Navigation instructions prepared by Sir Hubert Wilkins -- Appendix C: Wyatt Earp crew lists
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 251 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781643130125
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 474799
  • (HPL)320269
  • 474799

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