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The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Great Age of Polar Exploration Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 6, 2006
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Now Australians are rediscovering this truly remarkable man's life and Simon Nasht does him an immensely great service.
Simply a 'must-read'!
Wilkins was driven by an insatiable desire to experience the vastness of the world first hand. From a humble beginning in Australia he became a photographer, pilot, sailor, explorer, climatologist and a host of other endeavors. He spanned the Arctic, Antarctica, Australia, Russia and virtually the entire world. A humble man, he never sought fame or fortune, but looked at his adventures as personal fulfillment. His travels often brought him to the point of death and he amazed all who knew him with his incredible determination and strength to continue.
The author does a fine job of detailing Wilkins journey from the earliest of times to his final passing.
If you love adventure and world travel, this story is well worth your time.
of the polar regions makes history come alive. Yet for some reason Hubert Wilkins amazing exploits have faded from public memory.
This biography about a far-sighted adventurer who understood the importance of polar ice caps on global climate. It is a page turner that deserves a place on every bookshelf,an inspiration to the youth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very interesting story of one of the top explorers after the era of dogsled. He recognized early on that planes would be the key to exploring the arctic and antarctic regions. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chris B.
Amazing that I have not heard of this explorer. Author does a skillful job describing his many accomplishments in a way that certainly holds your interest.Published 3 months ago by Margie Munson
Terrific story about a great and modest explorer, a truly Renaissance man. Exciting stuff and I heartily recommend it.Published 3 months ago by Ward K.
Good read. Little known explorer who rarely got recognized. Glad he was finally recognized.Published 4 months ago by Ross
This book is long and detailed but fascinating and I learned so much by persevering. Actually, I enjoyed it! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Maryanne Peterson
Best adventure book I have read since since Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. Very historically detailed with many captivating pieces of information I've never heard of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dom Suppappola
This book was listed in the Sunday, February 7th, edition of BookBub. The price listed$1.99, reduced from the $9.99 Kindle price. Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Heaton
Good read. I like the authors writing style. Very interesting life lived by this man.Published 6 months ago by Deb S.