Home of the Blizzard

Home of the Blizzard : A True Story of Antarctic Survival

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"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 it heart is his epic sledge 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 ion this book were taken on the expedition by Frank Hurley, later to achieve fame on Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 458.14g
  • Birlinn General
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 48pp b&w illustrations
  • 1841580775
  • 9781841580777
  • 249,042

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

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About Sir Douglas Mawson

Sir Douglas Mawson, geologist and explorer, was born on 5 May 1882 at Shipley, Yorkshire, second son of Robert Ellis Mawson, before the family moved to Rooty Hill, near Sydney, in 1884. He went on to become one of Australia's greatest explorers, noted primarily for his extensive work in Antarctica. His exploration of the continent spanned the years between 1907 and 1931. He died in 1958.

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