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Title The Last Explorers : William Speirs Bruce: The Shape Of Things To Come - Ep 2 Of 4 / Director: Murray, Colin.

Published Australia : SBS ONE [broadcaster], 2012 August 08 at 20:30:00.
[Place of production not identified] : [Production company not identified], 2011.


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Physical description 1 streaming video file (49 min. 1 sec.) ; 295841949 bytes
Summary The 19th century saw the dawn of the most intense period of exploration in history. Over the next hundred years, the modern world would be shaped by a handful of intrepid men. At its forefront, were a group of Scots explorers who put an indelible stamp on the four corners of the planet. Using their diaries, photographs and letters, writer and archaeologist Neil Oliver follows in the footsteps of David Livingstone in Africa, William Speirs Bruce in the Antarctic, John Muir in North America and Thomas Blake Glover in Japan, to reveal the ideas they planted and the global impact they made. Following in the footsteps of a scientific explorer who has become all but lost to history, Neil charts the remarkable story of William Speirs Bruce, one of Britain's greatest, but least-known, explorers. Bruce set out to conquer Antarctica, not for imperial glory, but to advance scientific knowledge in an era when exploration had become harnessed to national prestige. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 2 of 4) G CC Follow the conversation on Twitter #SBSdoco.
Audience Classification G ACMA.
Other author Murray, Colin, director.
Oliver, Neil, host.
Bruce, William Speirs, contributor.
Subject Bruce, William S. (William Speirs), 1867-1921.
Scotia (Steamship)
Explorers -- Biography.
Scientific expeditions.
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition.
Discovery & exploration.