The home of the blizzard : a true story of Antarctic survival / Douglas Mawson ; foreword by Ranulph Fiennes.
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- ISBN: 0312211252
- Physical Description: xxxii, 438 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st St. Martin's ed.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
|General Note:|| Australia : Wakefield Press, 1996.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 418-420) and index.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 September 1998
%% This is a multi-book review. SEE the title "The Shadow of Kilimanjaro" for next imprint and review text. %%During the years 1912^-13, Australian hero Douglas Mawson led a scientific expedition to the Antarctic through treacherous waters and an icy wilderness. Mawson deserves his share of the historic spotlight with contributions that include making radio "wireless" contact with the outside world. Mawson opens with a finely detailed account of the voyage to Macquarie Island and Adelie Land. Though his narrative drags at times here, the poetic descriptions and meticulous detail provide an appreciation for the pioneering spirit. In chapter 12, Mawson relates the harrowing 1,245-mile sledge expedition, where the complete team of dogs and two companions perish, leaving him to struggle back to base camp. The second half includes narratives by other crew members, such as the ship's captain, Frank Wild. Originally published in 1915, this edition features a foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, line drawings, maps, and 90 original photos. This classic will be enjoyed by a new generation of adventure enthusiasts, from those yearning for more grueling survival stories to readers interested in early Antarctic scientific and biological research. ((Reviewed September 1, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
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