Our Fantastic Planet: Circling the Globe Via the Poles with Dick Smith Dick Smith

ISBN: 9781862760073

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Our Fantastic Planet: Circling the Globe Via the Poles with Dick Smith  by  Dick Smith

Our Fantastic Planet: Circling the Globe Via the Poles with Dick Smith by Dick Smith
| Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 255 pages | ISBN: 9781862760073 | 8.19 Mb

This is Dick Smiths personal account of his 85,000 km flight in a Twin Otter around the globe via the South and North Poles. His journey took him from the coldest, driest and loneliest lands to the warmest, wettest and most heavily populated- overMoreThis is Dick Smiths personal account of his 85,000 km flight in a Twin Otter around the globe via the South and North Poles. His journey took him from the coldest, driest and loneliest lands to the warmest, wettest and most heavily populated- over the icebergs and glaciers, deserts and rainforests, great cities and remote settlements, steppes and coral islands of this fantastic planet.

Dick Smiths flight made history as the first circumnavigation of the world via both Poles. The Soviet Foreign Minister, Eduard Shevardnadze, personally gave Dick permission to fly through Siberia and Mongolia, where he and his crew were treated like heroes by the warm and friendly Russians in the heady grip of Glasnost and Perestroika. Travelling on to China they were caught up in equally tumultuous times, landing in Beijing the day martial law was declared and shortly before the students were driven from Tiananmen Square. Dick Smiths round the world adventure through 16 countries is stunningly illustrated by 360 rare photographs.

A special feature is the breathtaking and spectacular shots taken during his five weeks in Antarctica, where he flew over 41,000 km and covered more of Australian Antarctica by air than anyone has done before. Splendidly informative maps accompany Dicks sparkling and perceptive narrative on the places he visited and the dangers he encountered, and further enhance this exceptional, superbly produced book.



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