The Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival

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Birlinn, Limited, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 438 pages
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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 its 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 in 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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User Review  - Brett Ortler - Goodreads

An almost unbelievable book. Incredibly understated, but remarkably well-written. Perhaps the best book written about Antarctica. Read full review

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User Review  - Alex Laycock - Goodreads

blimey! blimey their determination in terrible conditions,ive NO desire to go to Antarctica now,and they had such primative equipment and clothes,i LOVED the stories abotu their dogs,despite they ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Sir Douglas Mawson, geologist and explorer, was born on May 5, 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.

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