Edge of the world, Ross Island, Antarctica a personal & historical narrative of exploration, adventure, tragedy & survival by Charles Neider

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Published by Cooper Square Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • Ross Island (Ross Sea, Antarctica)

Subjects:

  • Neider, Charles, 1915- -- Travel -- Antarctica -- Ross Island.,
  • Ross Island (Ross Sea, Antarctica)

Edition Notes

Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1974.

Book details

Statementby Charles Neider ; illustrated with maps, with black-and-white historical images, and with thirty-three photographs by the author ; with a new introduction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsG890.R62 N45 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 461 p., 12 p. of plates :
Number of Pages461
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3950173M
ISBN 100815411545
LC Control Number2001042112

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