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Smith, Michael 1946-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 118 publications in 3 languages and 2,956 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Outlines and syllabi  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: G875.S5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Smith
Shackleton : by endurance we conquer by Michael Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary character and one of history's great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. But Shackleton was a flawed character whose chaotic private life, marked by romantic affairs, unfulfilled ambitions, and failed business ventures, contrasted with his celebrity status as the leading explorer
Asia's new industrial world( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unsung hero : Tom Crean, Antarctic survivor by Michael Smith( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exploration in Antarctica has produced many epic stories of endurance and survival, and Tom Crean was a central figure in some of the most incredible of them. Having run away from home as a youth, he went on to become one of the most indestructible heroes in Antarctic exploration. He played a key role in the dramatic events on three out of the four British expeditions in the heroic age of Polar exploration. He served Scott and Shackleton - bitter rivals - and outlived them both." "Tom Crean's is the great untold story of his era; now, his tale of adventure, heroism and survival against the odds is vividly brought to life. An Unsung Hero reveals how he volunteered for Polar exploration in 1901, was one of the last to see Scott alive before his ill-fated expedition reached the South Pole and returned to bury him in the snow a month later. It recounts the leading role Crean played in Shackleton's legendary Endurance expedition, during which he sailed the small open James Caird across the violent Southern Ocean, and his involvement in the historic crossing of South Georgia's glaciers to summon a rescue party."--Jacket
Tom Crean : unsung hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic expeditions by Michael Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Tom Crean, who was a member of three expeditions to Antarctica
I am just going outside : Captain Oates - Antarctic tragedy by Michael Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oates was the epitome of the Victorian English gentleman - a dashing cavalry officer who won numerous victories at racecourses throughout Ireland. He died on his 32nd birthday in an Antarctica blizzard in 1912
Captain Francis Crozier : last man standing? by Michael Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Irishman Francis Crozier was a major figure in nineteenth-century polar exploration. His voyages with Parry, Ross and Franklin lifted the veil from the frozen wastes of the Arctic and Antarctic, paving the way for Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton. The Antarctic cape named after him was immortalised in Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the World. A failed romance drove him back to the ice one fatal last time with Franklin's North West Passage expedition in 1845." "Crozier left his privileged surroundings in Banbridge, County Down, to join the navy aged thirteen. The Napoleonic Wars were raging and he met the last surviving mutineer from the Bounty on Pitcairn Island during an early trip. He sailed on six outstanding expeditions to the ice with the legendary Parry and James Clark Ross. A four-year expedition to the Antarctic with Ross was the nineteenth-century's greatest feat of navigation. But Crozier could never win the hand of Franklin's beguiling niece, Sophy Cracroft. Desperate to please, he sailed as second-in-command on Franklin's fateful North West Passage expedition. All 129 men perished." "Crozier took command after Franklin's death and led the courageous battle to survive in the Arctic wilderness. In the bitter life-or-death struggle which lasted for years, some even resorted to cannibalism. But, according to legend, Crozier was last to die - the last man standing."--BOOK JACKET
Sir James Wordie, Polar crusader : exploring the Arctic and Antarctic by Michael Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shackleton the boss : the remarkable adventures of a heroic Antarctic explorer by Michael Smith( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aged 16, Irishman Ernest Shackleton left school to join the merchant navy and go on to become a legendary explorer. Michael Smith describes Shackleton's adventures of endurance and survival in the Antarctic
Ice man : the remarkable adventures of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean by Michael Smith( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Crean was no ordinary man, and his chilling adventures in the Antarctic raise goosebumps in this stirring story of survival in extraordinary conditions. He saved comrades from drowning in frozen waters, and rescued others from freezing snow, whilst following his leaders - Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton, the famous Polar explorers. Written by Crean's biographer who wrote the best-selling An Unsung Hero, this is a boy's own story of courage, strength and determination sure to thrill any young reader
Great endeavour : Ireland's Antarctic explorers by Michael Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish have left an indelible mark and unique legacy in the most hostile territory on Earth - Antarctica. This volume looks at this contribution to Antarctic exploration, endurance and survival
Polar crusader : a life of Sir James Wordie by Michael Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir James Wordie lead arduous expeditions well into his forties, while building his reputation as an academic and mentor. He rose to be President of the Royal Geographical Society. This book captures the drama of an extraordinary life lived at the edge, establishing James Wordie in his rightful place in the pantheon of great British explorers
Tom Crean : an illustrated life : unsing hero of the Scott and Shackleton expeditions by Michael Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom Crean was one of the greatest men from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration which produced many epic dramas of endurance, survival and tragedy. He ran away from his Irish home at fifteen to become a major figure on three expeditions to the ice with Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Scott." "But his extraordinary story was largely forgotten for decades until publication of An Unsung Hero, the best-selling biography by Michael Smith which brought Tom Crean's achievements to new audiences around the world and finally gave the modest, smiling Irishman the recognition that eluded him in life." "This pictorial anthology celebrates the exploits of Tom Crean through a series of photographs charting his life from early days on a Kerry farm, through decades of heroism in the Antarctic and back to retirement in Ireland. This collection of pictures, which has been assembled for the first time, includes many rare and largely unknown photographs taken under the most extreme conditions." "Michael Smith has complemented this photographic record with a fresh version of Crean's incredible story and a series of informative captions to accompany each image, which adds a new dimension to the exceptional tale of Tom Crean and presents a unique record of a truly extraordinary man."--BOOK JACKET
The boss : the remarkable adventures of Ernest Shackleton, heroic Antarctic explorer by Michael Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Crean, ice man : the adventures of an Irish Antarctic hero by Michael Smith( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Crean ran away from his Kerry home, aged 15, to join the British navy in 1893. He travelled to the Antarctic with the famous explorers, Scott and Shackleton. He explored the unknown, crossed ice fields and wild oceans and courageously saved friends from death
Tom Crean : an illustrated life : unsung hero of the Scott & Shackleton expeditions by Michael Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pictorial biography celebrates the life of Tom Crean, a great Irish hero of Antarctic exploration in an age of epics of endurance and survival against the odds. Supported by complementary text, diary extracts and maps plus new information on Tom Crean's life, this is a lasting celebration of a true hero
Captain Crozier : last man standing? by Michael Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boss : the remarkable adventures of a heroic Antarctic explorer by Michael Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organic chemistry by Michael Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Crean : an Unsung Hero : Antarctic Survivor by Michael Smith( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the remarkable Tom Crean who ran away to sea aged 15 and played a memorable role in Antarctic exploration. He spent more time in the unexplored Antarctic than Scott or Shackleton, and outlived both. Among the last to see Scott alive, Crean was in the search party that found the frozen body. An unforgettable story of triumph over unparalleled hardship and deprivation
Tom Crean - Fear san oighear : Eachtrai eireannaigh san Antartach by Michael Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Irish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'An exciting story that's all the more powerful for being true.' Sunday Tribune 'Fascinating true story of an Irish adventurer.' Books Ireland 'An ideal book for children.' Inis
 
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Tom Crean : unsung hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic expeditions
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Tom Crean : unsung hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic expeditionsI am just going outside : Captain Oates - Antarctic tragedyCaptain Francis Crozier : last man standing?Sir James Wordie, Polar crusader : exploring the Arctic and AntarcticShackleton the boss : the remarkable adventures of a heroic Antarctic explorerIce man : the remarkable adventures of Antarctic explorer Tom CreanGreat endeavour : Ireland's Antarctic explorersPolar crusader : a life of Sir James Wordie
Alternative Names
Michael Smith

Michael Smith British author and journalist

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Languages
English (105)

Chinese (3)

Irish (1)