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The Home of the Blizzard: An Australian hero's classic tale of Antarctic discovery and adventure

Sir Douglas Mawson Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt OBE

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Wakefield Press
15 September 2010
Biography; Memoirs; Classic travel writing; Expeditions
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
By:   Sir Douglas Mawson
Foreword by:   Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE
Imprint:   Wakefield Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
Weight:   600g
ISBN:   9781862548763
ISBN 10:   1862548765
Pages:   536
Publication Date:   15 September 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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