The Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival

Author(s): Douglas Mawson; Ranulph Fiennes (Foreword by)


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.


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General Fields

  • : 9781862548763
  • : Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : 0.6
  • : September 2010
  • : 210mm X 135mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 64 pp b/w photos
  • : 536
  • : 919.8904
  • : English
  • : Revised edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Douglas Mawson; Ranulph Fiennes (Foreword by)