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Aurora - Douglas Mawson & The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14 Hardcover – 1 Nov 2011

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  • Hardcover: 536 pages
  • Publisher: The Erskine Press (1 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852971088
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852971083
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 17.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 749,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beau Riffenburgh is an historian specialising in exploration, particularly that of the Antarctic, Arctic, and Africa. Born in California, he earned his doctorate at the Scott Polar Research Institute of the University of Cambridge. He served from 1992 to 2006 as editor of Polar Record, the world s oldest journal of polar research, and also headed the Institute s Polar History Group and lectured in Cambridge s History Faculty. Beau has written numerous books on polar exploration, including The Myth of the Explorer, a highly praised study of the relationship between exploration and the popular press, and Nimrod, the tale of Ernest Shackleton s heroic attempt on the South Pole. He was also the editor of the award-winning, two-volume Encyclopaedia of the Antarctic, the most comprehensive Antarctic reference work ever published

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By Peter D Cranwell on 22 Mar. 2013
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What a timely, well researched and well written treatise on Mawson and his men. A most valuable treatise on Polar history. A great reference book.
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