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William Speirs Bruce Polar Explorer and Scottish Nationalist

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By: Peter Speak
144 pages, B/w photos, tabs, maps
William Speirs Bruce
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  • William Speirs Bruce ISBN: 9781901663716 Paperback Dec 2003 Out of Print #136433
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Aiming to bring the name of William Spiers Bruce to the fore once again, this review covers his scientific work in the Polar regions and discusses the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition from 1902-1904.


Acknowledgements / Picture Credits / Foreword / Introduction; The Early Years; The Dundee Expedition; The Ben Nevis Interlude; Exploring the Arctic; Family Life; Preparations for a Scottish Expedition; The Scotia Expedition; The Scottish Oceanographical Laboratory; The Scottish Spitsbergen Syndicate; Final Endeavours; The Last Years; Appendices; Selected Works by William Speirs Bruce; Chronology of Voyages; Awards and Prizes; General Index; Index of Ships

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Peter Speak
Out of Print
By: Peter Speak
144 pages, B/w photos, tabs, maps
Media reviews
'... This new biography is timely and authoritative and represents the culmination of over 20 years' studies. At only GBP9.99, it is a snip.' Bergy Bits, Newsletter of Friends of Antarctica 'Well researched, well written and well produced ...' Antarctic Science '... This account gives Bruce his rightful place in history...' Scots Magazine
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