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Description - The Home of the Blizzard by Sir Douglas Mawson

The Home of the Blizzard is a tale of discovery and adventure, of pioneering deeds, great courage, heart-stopping rescues and heroic endurance. This is Mawson's own account of his years spent in sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds. At its heart is the epic journey of 1912-13, during which both his companions perished. Told in a laconic but gripping style, this is the classic account of the struggle for survival of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition - a journey which mapped more of Antarctica than any expedition before or since.

The photographs included in this book were taken on the journey by Frank Hurley, later to achieve fame on Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition.

'One of the greatest accounts of polar survival in history.' - Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781862548763
ISBN-10: 1862548765
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 536
Imprint: Wakefield Press
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2010
Country of Publication: Australia

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