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Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women Behind the World's Most Daring Explorers

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by Herbert, Kari
Polar explorers were the superstars of the "heroic age" of exploration, a period spanning the Victorian and Edwardian eras. In this engaging book, author Kari Herbert explores the unpredictable, often heartbreaking lives of seven remarkable women who married world-famous polar explorers. <br>As the daughter of a pioneering polar explorer, Herbert brings a unique perspective to these stories of...
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A Whale for the Killing

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by Mowat, Farley
When an 80-ton fin whale became trapped in a lagoon near his Newfoundland home, Farley Mowat rejoiced at the unique chance to observe one of the world's most magnificent creatures up close. But some of his neighbors saw a different opportunity altogether: in a prolonged fit of violence, they blasted the whale with rifle fire, and scarred its back with motorboat propellers. Mowat appealed desperately to the ...
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