The Resource Birdie Bowers : Captain Scott's Marvel, Anne Strathie, (electronic resource)

Birdie Bowers : Captain Scott's Marvel, Anne Strathie, (electronic resource)

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Birdie Bowers : Captain Scott's Marvel
Title
Birdie Bowers
Title remainder
Captain Scott's Marvel
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Anne Strathie
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Language
eng
Summary
The story of Birdie Bowers—one of the four men who reached the South Pole with Captain Scott—and his indefatigable spirit Described by Captain Scott as "a marvel" and "indomitable to the last," Henry "Birdie" Bowers (1883–1912) realized his life's ambition when he was selected for Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to the Antarctic, yet he was only asked to join the team that would actually reach the South Pole at the last moment. He died on the return journey, caught in a blizzard with Scott and Edward Wilson. Born to a seafaring father and adventurous mother on the Firth of Clyde, Bowers' boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his life appears, in hindsight, to have been a ceaseless preparation for his ultimate Antarctic challenge. Only 5'4", he was nevertheless a bundle of energy: knowledgeable, determined, and the ultimate team player. This new biography, drawing on Bowers' letters and journals and previously neglected material, sheds new light on his achievements and tells the full story of the hardy naval officer who could always lift his companions' spirits
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Biography type
individual biography
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CtWfDGI
Dewey number
919.9
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no index present
LC call number
G875.B6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Birdie Bowers : Captain Scott's Marvel, Anne Strathie, (electronic resource)
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Birdie Bowers : Captain Scott's Marvel, Anne Strathie, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource (160 pages).
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one file format
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online
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9780752478715
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rdamedia
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9780752478715
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