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    DescriptionScott, Shackleton and Mawson were the three great explorers of the Edwardian age. Now Beau Riffenburgh tells the forgotten story of Douglas Mawson and his death-defying expedition of 1911-14. A key member of Ernest Shackleton's famous Nimrod Expedition, Mawson led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition. However, following the tragic deaths of the other members of his sledging party, he was left to struggle the hundreds of miles back to base alone, only to find that the relief ship had sailed away, leaving him to face another year in Antarctica. Having survived with a small band of men against incredible odds, he later led a groundbreaking two-year expedition which explored hundreds of miles of unknown coastline. Mawson's is a story of true heroism and a fascinating insight into the human psyche under extreme duress.


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    Title
    Racing with Death
    Subtitle
    Douglas Mawson - Antarctic Explorer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Beau Riffenburgh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747596714
    ISBN 10: 0747596719
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
    BIC subject category V2: BTP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    DC22: 919.8904
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000, BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP, 3JJC, 1MTS
    Thema V1.0: WTLP, DNXP
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps, ports.
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    03 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Beau Riffenburgh is an historian specialising in exploration, particularly that of the Antarctic, Arctic, and Africa. Born in California, he earned his doctorate at Cambridge University, following which he joined the staff at the Scott Polar Research Institute, where he served for 14 years as the editor of Polar Record. He is the author of the highly regarded Nimrod: Ernest Shackleton and the Extraordinary Story of the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition and The Myth of the Explorer. He also served as Editor of the Encyclopedia of the Antarctic.
    Review quote
    'The greatest survival story in the history of exploration' Sir Edmund Hillary 'In Beau Riffenburgh, [Mawson] has found a biographer who truly knows his way around the hut politics and intemperate journals of Antarctic history The biographer takes the Edwardian view that it's by the explorer's heroics you shall know him, which is why, like the best polar books, Racing With Death is on peak form when out on the ice' Daily Telegraph 'Beau Riffenburgh has delivered an outstanding adventure' Literary Review