"This classic will be enjoyed by adventure enthusiasts, from those yearning for more grueling survival stories to readers interested in early Antarctic scientific and biological research."-Booklist.
About the Author
Sir Douglas Mawson was an Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer born in 1882. In 1909, he was among the first party to reach the Magnetic South Pole as a member of Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition. He manned his own expedition to Antarctica in 1911. He died in 1958 and was given a state funeral in Australia, where he was a national hero.