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It is illustrated throughout with photographs taken on Wordie's numerous expeditions, many of them previously unpublished. Michael Smith's book captures all the drama of an extraordinary life lived at the edge and will go a long way in establishing James Wordie in his rightful place in the pantheon of great British explorers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841582924
ISBN-10: 1841582921
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 170mm x 40mm)
Pages: 371
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Smith

Michael Smith was a political and business journalist for over thirty years with The Guardian, The Observer and the Evening Standard, and his contributed to numerous TV and radio documentaries. He has written two other books on polar exploration - An Unsung Hero, a biography of the Irish explorer Tom Crean (2001) which has sold over 50,000 copies in hardback and paperback editions, and I am Just Going Outside, a biography of Captain Lawrence Oates (2002). He lives in London.

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