Polar exploration--Antarctic and Arctic
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Polar exploration--Antarctic and Arctic by John Locke

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Published by McGlashan & Gill in Dublin .
Written in English


  • Scientific expeditions -- Polar regions.,
  • Polar regions.

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Edition Notes

Statementby John Locke ; read before the Royal Dublin Society, November 19, 1860.
SeriesLandmarks of science II
LC ClassificationsQ111 .H35, G580 .H35
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 97-108, [2] leaves of plates
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19894837M

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