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Mawson : a life

Author: Philip J Ayres
Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. : Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University Press, 1999.
Series: Miegunyah Press series, 2nd ser., no. 27.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the heroic age of polar exploration, Sir Douglas Mawson stands in the first rank. His Antartic expeditions of 1911-14 and 1929-31 resulted in Australia's claiming 40 per cent of the sixth continent. The sole survivor of an epic 300-mile trek, Mawson was also a scientist of national stature." "Philip Ayres has now uncovered, from many unpublished sources, a complex and interesting figure. He portrays Mawson the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ayres, Philip J.
Mawson.
Carlton South, Vic. : Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)891403814
Named Person: Douglas Mawson; Douglas Mawson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Ayres
ISBN: 0522848117 9780522848113
OCLC Number: 43570901
Description: xx, 321 pages, [56] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Miegunyah Press series, 2nd ser., no. 27.
Responsibility: Philip Ayres.
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A comprehensive biography of this tall, quiet figure. Ayres not only illuminates Mawson's many achievements but also enables us to know and understand him as a human being. The icon both converges  Read more...

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