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The home of the blizzard : being the story of the Australasian Antarctic expedition, 1911-1914

Author: Douglas Mawson
Publisher: London : W. Heinemann, 1915.
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"This account, so profusely illustrated by the magnificent photographs of Frank Hurley is a classic of Polar literature, describing the first major scientific exploring venture by an Australian beyond their shores. Mawson's lone survival after the fatal tragedy of his two companions (Ninnis and Mertz) was to become the most extraordinary epic of survival in Antarctica. He was undoubtedly one of the most outstanding  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958.
Home of the blizzard.
London, W. Heinemann [1915]
(OCoLC)610086775
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Mawson
OCLC Number: 3009654
Notes: Folded maps in pocket at end of vol. 2.
Volume 2 includes references to New Zealand.
Includes index.
Description: 2 v. ill., maps, ports. ; 26 cm.
Responsibility: by Sir Douglas Mawson.

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"This account, so profusely illustrated by the magnificent photographs of Frank Hurley is a classic of Polar literature, describing the first major scientific exploring venture by an Australian beyond their shores. Mawson's lone survival after the fatal tragedy of his two companions (Ninnis and Mertz) was to become the most extraordinary epic of survival in Antarctica. He was undoubtedly one of the most outstanding explorers of the 20th century and ranks high among our national icons" -- abebooks website.

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