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 his epic sledge 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 expedition by Frank Hurley, later to achieve fame on Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
A special facsimile edition of the abridged popular edition, first published in 1930 and long out of print. Mawson's ripping yarn of discovery and adventure in the Antarctic has all the elements of a great story - pioneering deeds, acts of great courage, scenes of foolhardiness and heartstopping rescues.About the Author:
Sir Douglas Mawson, geologist and explorer, was born on May 5, 1882 at Shipley, Yorkshire, second son of Robert Ellis Mawson, before the family moved to Rooty Hill, near Sydney, in 1884. He went on to become one of Australia's greatest explorers, noted primarily for his extensive work in Antarctica. His exploration of the continent spanned the years between 1907 and 1931. He died in 1958.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003375825
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003431775
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # PL01506255B
Book Description Wakefield Press, South Australia, 1998. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. pp.438. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Light shelf wear to book and dust jacket, very good. Bookseller Inventory # 706538
Book Description Wakefield Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001868111
Book Description Wakefield Press Australia, 1996. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. No dust jacket, tightly bound secondhand copy with a few marks on page edges. B&W photographs and maps. Bookseller Inventory # 000071
Book Description Wakefield Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Held in a loose mylar sleeve? Binding firm. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000488364
Book Description Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 1996. Paperback. Reprint. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 437 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 101761
Book Description Wakefield Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. DJ slightly crinkled. Size: 8.2 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches. 438 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Exploration; History; Other Historical Subjects; Discovery & Exploration; History. Dewey Code: 919.8/904. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 60835. Bookseller Inventory # 60835
Book Description Wakefield Press, Australia, 1996., 1996. 8vo. softcover. 438pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 62670