Mawson's book: The Home of the Blizzard

The Home of the Blizzard by Douglas Mawson (1915)
The Home of the Blizzard by Douglas Mawson (1915)

About the book

The Home of the Blizzard, first published in 1915, is Douglas Mawson's fascinating first-hand account of the legendary Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914.

Mawson and his colleagues demonstrated incredible tenacity during their expedition, despite profoundly difficult circumstances. Their leap into the unknown resulted in scientific knowledge that still impresses today.

About this edition

This edition remains largely unchanged from the original 1915 edition, with just a few minor spelling and formatting changes to bring it into the modern era and make it appropriate for online publication.

Diagrams and maps are included, but for photographs please visit the Home of the Blizzard website.

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Note: These eBook files were last modified on 10 February 2015. The update primarily addresses an issue with footnotes in the MOBI version.