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The Polar World

The Unique Vision of Sir Wally Herbert


This stunning book captures the spirit of the Polar World, as never seen before - through the eyes of a man who was the bridge between the heroic age of exploration and modern adventure; a visionary who walked in the footsteps of all the greatest explorers, and learned the art of survival from the Inuit themselves.

This superb collection of Sir Wally's paintings, together with personal anecdotes of his experiences in the Polar World and his connection with the polar pioneers of the past, as well as his descriptions of the inspiration behind his paintings, makes this, his last book, outstandingly valuable as a vital contribution to polar literature, and as a unique collectors item.

Edited excerpt from The Polar World by Sir Wally Herbert
No other journey comes anywhere near to being as hazardous or as quixotic as that 1977-79 attempt by dog sledge and Eskimo skin boat to make the first circumnavigation of Greenland with my old partner, Allan Gill. With Allan now pushing forty-six and myself onl

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Cordee Code: CNP031
No of Pages: 128
Page Size: 245 x 297 mm
ISBN 10: 0955525519
ISBN 13: 9780955525513
Publisher: Polarworld Ltd And Silverbear
Published Date: October 2007
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: colour photos and illustrations
Weight: 1220g

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Face to Face: Polar Portraits (paperback)

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