The Home of the Blizzard

The Home of the Blizzard : A Heroic Tale of Antarctic Exploration and Survival

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In "The Home of the Blizzard", Sir Douglas Mawson records his historic expedition to explore uncharted land in Antarctica. Pitted against formidable natural forces, he and his team faced unrelenting winds with speeds of up to two hundred miles per hour as well as freezing temperatures and day-long blizzards. They traversed the previously unexplored King George V Land directly south of Australia and collected geological samples and magnetic readings. After accident and illness led to the death of his two teammates, a starving and frostbitten Mawson finished one hundred miles of the return journey alone.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 700 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 40mm | 1,059.98g
  • Skyhorse Publishing
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Reissue, Unabridged
  • 1620874091
  • 9781620874097
  • 216,590

About Sir Douglas Mawson

Sir Douglas Mawson was an Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer born in 1882. In 1909, he was among the first party to reach the Magnetic South Pole as a member of Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition. He manned his own expedition to Antarctica in 1911. He died in 1958 and was given a state funeral in Australia, where he was a national hero.show more
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