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Mawson and the ice men of the heroic age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen

Douglas Mawson was an Australian original, a great polar explorer in the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration. This book focuses on Mawson's extraordinary feats in Antarctica, in tandem with the giants of the age, Scott of the Antarctic, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Roald Amundsen.

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  • "Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, was Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, he led an expedition from Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. After setting up Main Base at Cape Denision and Western Base on Queen Mary Land, he headed east on an extraordinary sledging trek with his companions, Belgrave Ninnis and Dr Xavier Mertz. After five weeks, tragedy struck."
  • "Sir Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, remains Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, his Australasian Antarctic Expedition left Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below Australia, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. He was on his way to fulfil a national dream he had first conceived three years earlier, while on his first trip to the frozen continent on the Nimrod expedition under the leadership of the charismatic Anglo - Irishman Sir Ernest Shackleton. Even as Mawson and his men were approaching Antarctica, two other famous Antarctic explorers were already engaged in nothing less than a race to become the first men to reach the South Pole. While Roald Amundsen of Norway, with his small team, was racing with dogs along one route, England's legendary Scott of the Antarctic, with his far larger team, was relying primarily on ponies and 'man - hauling' to get there along another. As Mawson and his men make their home on the windiest place on earth and prepare for their own record - breaking treks, with devastating drama to be their constant companion, the stories of Amundsen and Scott similarly play out."
  • "Douglas Mawson was an Australian original, a great polar explorer in the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration. This book focuses on Mawson's extraordinary feats in Antarctica, in tandem with the giants of the age, Scott of the Antarctic, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Roald Amundsen."@en
  • "Douglas Mawson was an Australian original, a great Polar Explorer in the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration. This book focuses on Mawson's extraordinary feats in Antarctica, in tandem with the giants of the age, Scott of the Antarctic, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Roald Amundsen."

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