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The Home of the Blizzard

An Australian hero's classic tale of Antarctic discovery and adventure

Douglas Mawson, Ranulph Fiennes

The Home of the Blizzard
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 the epic 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 journey by Frank Hurley, later to achieve fame on Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition.

Praise for The Home of the Blizzard:
'One of the greatest accounts of polar survival in history.' - Sir Ranulph Fiennes

'Douglas Mawson’s matter-of-fact descriptions of unbelievable toil and tribulations make The Home of the Blizzard unforgettable reading.' – Nic Klaassen, Flinders Ranges Research

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Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781862548763
Extent 536 pages
Price: AU$39.95 including GST
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