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The home of the blizzard : a true story of Antarctic survival

Author: Douglas Mawson
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st St. Martin's edView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Douglas Mawson; Douglas Mawson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Mawson
ISBN: 0312211252 9780312211257
OCLC Number: 38764990
Description: xxxii, 438 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Sir Ranulph Fiennes --
Author's preface --
Preface --
Introduction --
1. Plan and preparation --
2. The voyage to Macquarie Island --
3. From Macquarie Island to Adelie Land --
4. New lands --
5. First days in Adelie Land --
6. Autumn prospects --
7. The blizzard --
8. Troglodytes --
9. Domestic life --
10. Winter activities --
11. Spring exploits --
12. Across King George Land --
13. Toil and tribulation --
14. Alone --
15. Southward over the plateau (from Bage's narrative) --
16. Eastward over the sea-ice (from Madigan's narrative) --
17. Across Adelie Land --
to east and west (from Stillwell's and Bickerton's reports) --
18. The ship's story (from Captain Davis's narrative) --
19. A home on the floating pack-ice (Frank Wild's narrative) --
20. Winter and spring in Queen Mary Land (Frank Wild's narrative) --
21. Blocked on the shelf-ice (Frank Wild's narrative) --
22. Linking up with Kaiser Wilhelm Land (from Dr. S.E. Jones's narrative) --
23. The second year --
24. Life on Macquarie Land (George F. Ainsworth's narrative) --
25. A land of storm and mist (George F. Ainsworth's narrative) --
26. Short commons (George F. Ainsworth's narrative) --
27. The homeward cruise --
Appendix 1 : The staff --
Appendix 2 : Acknowledgments --
Appendix 3 : Glossary --
Responsibility: Douglas Mawson ; foreword by Ranulph Fiennes.
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