Mawson - The home of the blizzard. A true story of Antarctic
The Home of the Blizzard is a tale of discovery
and adventure in the Antarctic--of pioneering deeds, great
courage, heart-stopping rescues and heroic perseverance.
This is Douglas Mawson's first-hand account of his years
spent in sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds. At
the heart of the story is Mawson's epic sledge journey in
1912-13 during which his companions Ninnis and Mertz both
perished. Told in a laconic but gripping narrative, this
is a story that all armchair explorers will cherish. This
classic book is also a detailed account of the Australasian
Antarctic Expedition's daily subsistence on the icy continent
in the early years of the century.
Originally published to great acclaim in 1915, this book
has been out of print for many years. The Home of the
Blizzard is illustrated with over ninety original photographs
depicting the wildlife, the harsh living conditions and
the spirit of the explorers. With a specially commissioned
foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the "world's greatest
living explorer," this is a book for anyone interested
in adventure and the strength of the human spirit.
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