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Birdie Bowers : Captain Scott's marvel

Author: Anne Strathie
Publisher: Stroud, Goucestershire : History Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Henry 'Birdie' Bowers realised his life's ambition when he was selected for Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the Antarctic, yet he also met his death on the journey. Born to a sea-faring 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, with hindsight, to have been a ceaseless preparation for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: H R Bowers; H R Bowers
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Strathie
ISBN: 9780752460031 075246003X 9780752494449 0752494449
OCLC Number: 793213477
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Family Roots --
2. Learning the Ropes --
3. Sailing the Seven Seas --
4. Entering New Worlds --
5. In Captain Bowers' Footsteps --
6. Scotland, Dangerous Waters and a Beautiful Island --
7. Uncertain Times and a New Beginning --
8. Heading South --
9. To the Point of Departure --
10. Down to the Ice --
11. The Depot Journey --
12. Deepest Winter --
13. Getting Ready --
14. Across the Barrier to the Beardmore --
15. To the Pole --
16. The Long Haul Back --
17. Breaking the Silence --
Epilogue --
Appendices --
A. Expedition Personnel --
B. Glossary --
C. Notes on Measurements.
Responsibility: Anne Strathie.

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Henry 'Birdie' Bowers realised his life's ambition when he was selected for Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the Antarctic, yet he also met his death on the journey.  Read more...

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