Mawson : Life and Death in Antarctica

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By (author) Tim Jarvis


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In Mawson: Life and Death in Antarctica, explorer Tim Jarvis relives Sir Douglas Mawson's extraordinary polar survival journey of 1912-13. Battling against ferocious blizzards and headwinds, Jarvis struggles to overcome extreme isolation, physical deprivation and his own self-doubt. He embarks on his hellish journey using the same equipment, clothing and starvation rations as Mawson had available to him almost a century ago in an attempt to answer some of the questions and controversies surrounding Mawson's tragic expedition in which both of his companions died. This is the story of two journeys, undertaken a century apart, to the limits of human endurance.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 188 x 238 x 16mm | 762.03g
  • 01 Jun 2008
  • Melbourne University Press
  • The Miegunyah Press
  • Carlton
  • 100 colour plates
  • 0522854869
  • 9780522854862
  • 1,071,769

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Tim Jarvis is an environmental scientist and explorer and film-maker.

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