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    Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival (Paperback) By (author) Sir Douglas Mawson, Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes


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    Description"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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    Home of the Blizzard
    A True Story of Antarctic Survival
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Douglas Mawson, Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841580777
    ISBN 10: 1841580775

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: BG
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    BIC subject category V2: RGR
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    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    DC21: 919.8904
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, BIO026000, TRV020000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MTS
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    48pp b&w illustrations
    Birlinn General
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    Publication date
    03 October 2000
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    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    'one of the greatest accounts of polar survival in history' - Sir Ranulph Fiennes