WILLIAM SPEIRS BRUCE | FORGOTTEN POLAR HERO

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William Speirs Bruce was a Scottish nationalist and naturalist who led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902 04) as well as participating in or leading many other polar expeditions from 1892 through to 1919, particularly to Spitsbergen. He is now largely forgotten compared with the greats , Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen. This biography returns to primary sources to provide a new and controversial view of the relationship between Bruce and the then President of the Royal Geographical Society, Sir Clements Markham, and also draws conclusions about Bruce s personality, in particular suggesting that he was probably on the autistic spectrum.

SKU: 9781445680811 Category:

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Size

15.9 x 3 x 23.5 cm

Publisher

Amberley

Format

HB