Dudman vividly chronicles the key episodes that punctuated his life, such as his 1906 record-setting long-distance balloon flight; his several expeditions to Greenland; his passionate love for his long-suffering wife; his investigations into meteorites, lunar craters, and the formation of raindrops; and his horrific experiences in the trenches of World War I. Dudman also tells of his struggle to defend his theories, a struggle that forced him to leave all that he loved to make one final, fateful, expedition to Greenland at the age of 49.
©2003 Clare Dudman; (P)2003 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Dudman gets inside Wegener's ideas and makes them seem as exciting now as they did three-quarters of a century ago...a splendid vehicle for a depiction of a time, not so long ago, when science could still cost you your life." (Independent)
"The animus of motivation, the thrill of adventure, and the terrifying beauty of a forbidden region are all described with profound insight." (Daily Telegraph)
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