The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, in Two Volumes

By: Mawson, Douglas

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First American edition. Includes all three maps in rear pocket. Minor loss from heads of spines, vol. 2 front board and endpapers lightly stained, bookplate of Charles S Culverhouse on front endpaper of each. 1915 Hard Cover. xxx, 348, [1]; xiii, 337, [1] pp. Original red cloth, black titles - one of two binding variants (the other being navy blue cloth with silver titles and Antarctic motif). Illustrated with color and black & white plates, maps. Issued with three fold-out maps in pocket following text of volume 2. A first-hand account of geographic exploration and scientific study by the Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer, who two years before had returned from a voyage to Antarctica on Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition. Mawson's chose to lead his own voyage instead of accompanying Robert F. Scott's Terra Nova expedition, which would prove a wise choice, though he narrowly escaped disaster himself.

Title: The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, in Two Volumes

Author: Mawson, Douglas

Categories: Polar Expeditions, Nautical & Exploration,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1915

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 1961931

Keywords: ADVENTURE ARCTIC POLAR EXPEDITION ANTARCTIC VOYAGE ANTARCTICA AUSTRALASIAN BLIZZARD,