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    DescriptionNow available in paperback, the incredible story of Australia's most famous polar explorer and the giants from the heroic age of polar exploration Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, was Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. This is the incredible account of an expedition he led on December 2, 1911, from Hobart, to explore the virgin frozen coastline below, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. After setting up Main Base at Cape Denision and Western Base on Queen Mary Land, he headed east on an extraordinary sledging trek with his companions, Belgrave Ninnis and Dr Xavier Mertz. After five weeks, tragedy struck--Ninnis was swallowed whole by a snow-covered crevasse, and Mawson and Mertz realized it was too dangerous to go on. Dwindling supplies forced them to kill their dogs to feed the other dogs, at first, and then themselves. Hunger, sickness, and despair eventually got the better of Ninnis, and he succumbed to madness and then to death. Mawson found himself all alone, 160 miles from safety, with next to no food. This staggering tale of his survival, against all odds, also masterfully interweaves the stories of the other giants from the heroic age of polar exploration, to bring the jaw-dropping events of this bygone era dazzlingly back to life.

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    Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age
    Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Fitzsimons
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 768
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 900 g
    ISBN 13: 9781742752792
    ISBN 10: 1742752799

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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    B&T General Subject: 170
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    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, HIS046000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
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    DC23: 919.8904092
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones, maps
    Random House Australia
    Imprint name
    William Heinemann Australia
    Publication date
    08 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    North Sydney
    Author Information
    Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with the" Sun-Herald" and the "Sydney Morning Herald," and the author of more than 20 books, including" How Hemlines Predict the Economy."