T.W. Edgeworth David. A Life

Branagan David

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: National Library Of Australia
Publisher Place: Canberra
Publisher Year: 2005
Edition: First Edition

Description: 648 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. Geologist, Adventurer, Soldier.

Publishers Description: This comprehensive biography evokes the life and achievements of Edgeworth David (1858-1934): celebrated geologist (Geological Map of the Commonwealth, Funafuti expedition), Antarctic pioneer (participant in the first party to reach the vicinity of the South Magnetic Pole, and champion of Scott's, Shackleton's and Mawson's later expeditions), co-founder of the Australian Tunnelling Corps in World War One, tireless campaigner for Australian and international science, inveterate congress organiser, mesmerising lecturer, and - with his formidable wife Cara - prominent Sydney social identity in the early decades of the twentieth century. This intensively researched work by Dr David Branagan, featuring a striking array of photographs, provides a timely reappraisal of this great and today strangely neglected Australian.

ISBN: 9780642107916


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