The Home of the Blizzard



The Home of the Blizzard 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 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. New Read [ The Home of the Blizzard ] Author [ Douglas Mawson ] – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 438 pages
  • The Home of the Blizzard
  • Douglas Mawson
  • English
  • 04 November 2017
  • 1841580775

10 thoughts on “The Home of the Blizzard

  1. Rusty says:

    This is without a doubt a five star read I learned so much about Antarctia as well as some new vocabulary These were the most vivid for me arite sharp ascending edge of a mountain , lead in this case, a narrow open water path in an ice floe or solid ice , neve compact snow in the process of becoming glacial ice, sastrugi irrigularaties in the snow due to wind as waves or ripples formed by hard winds , and nash refers to cormorants The expedition appears to have been blessed with good f This is without a doubt a five star read I learned so much about Antarctia as well as some new vocabulary These were the most vivid for me arite sharp ascending edge of a mountain , lead in this case, a narrow open water path in an ice floe or solid ice , neve compact snow in the process of becoming glacial ice, sastrugi irrigularaties in the snow due to wind as waves...

  2. Natalie says:

    I have been living under a rock How did I miss the story of to recreate Mawson s journey Or his book Mawson Life and Death in AntarcticaOr his award winning 90 minute documentary following the expedition that re enacted the polar survival journey of Sir Douglas Mawson This sensational headline from the time of Jarvis trip says it all Accused of eating a team mate to survive, he s the polar hero history chose to forget A century later, one remarkable man set out to prove Douglas Mawson I have been living under a rock How did I miss the story of to recreate Mawson s journey Or his book Mawson Life and Death in AntarcticaOr his award winning 90 mi...

  3. Elizabeth Krall says:

    I was enthralled by this book I came across it during a visit to Mawson s Huts , a reproduction of the expedition s main base huts in Hobart, Tasmania, from where the expedition set forth on the Aurora in 1911 The hardcover version of the book on sale there had the advantage of photos and illustrations, but the d...

  4. Matthew Sutton says:

    One of the great accounts of polar exploration ever written Mawson s book ranks amongst the top three classic works about Antarctica s Heroic Age which would include the Worst Journey in the World , and Endurance.This is Mawson s own account of the ambitious Australian expedition to the terra incognita of Adelie Land Antarctica The goals included mapping the coast of the Antarctic continent south of Australia, to take soundings in this remote stretch of the Southern Ocean, to find the m One of the great accounts of polar exploration ever written Mawson s boo...

  5. Amerynth says:

    Douglas Mawson s The Home of the Blizzard is a very comprehensive account of his two years exploring Antarctica It is really a terrific description of the trials and hardships, including an incredible sledge journey in which Mawson lost one of his two teammates, his best dogs and most of his food From a pure adventure standpoint, I enjoyed Lennard Bickel s Mawson s Will slightlyjust because Mawson somewhat downplays just how incredible his survival was However, this book is reall Douglas Mawson s The Home of the Blizzard is a very comprehensive account of his two years exploring Antarctica ...

  6. WF Boey says:

    An amazing true story about an intrepid explorer in the original tradition.

  7. Nathanmcarroll says:

    Amazing story of survival, painfully long, and some extremely repetitive journal reports.

  8. Mihai Giurgiulescu says:

    It s hard to findepithets to describe the heroic efforts undertaken in this expedition While the writing is not edge of the seat the entire time, the constant struggle for survival and individual acts of persisting against all odds are simply astounding The thing that impressed me the most overall is how much Mawson and his men were able to accomplish given the technology and resources of their time To be able to carry out geographic exploration and scientific studies in an unknown part It s hard to findepithets to describe the heroic efforts undertaken in this expedition While the writing is not edge of the seat the entire time, the constant struggle for survival and individual acts of persisting against all odds are simply astounding The thing that impressed me the most overall is how much Mawson and his men were able to accomplish given the...

  9. Lisa says:

    This is a compelling story of endurance, courage and determination on the most inhospitable continent on earth Mawson s recount tells of the wonder, excitement and horror of early Antarctic exploration in vivid detail today s reader can only marvel at how these scientists were able to manage living conditions in such a hostile environment and to set the standard of scientific achievement for future expeditions The first part of the tale covers how in 1912 a team of 18 men set up a base and le This is a compel...

  10. Steven says:

    I really enjoy reading books about polar exploration There s something fascinating, terrifying, and inspiring about these stories I ran across a segment of this book reprinted in The Ends of the Earth and it made me want to read the whole thing.The Australian Antarctic Expedition of 1911 1914, led by Douglas Mawson sought to map out and explore the geography, meteorology, and wildlife of Adelie Land, the portion of Antarctica which faced Australia Unlike other explorers on the continent at th I really enjoy reading books about polar exploration There s something fascinating, t...

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