Racing With Death: Douglas Mawson - Antarctic Explorer

Racing With Death: Douglas Mawson - Antarctic Explorer

by Beau Riffenburgh

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Racing With Death: Douglas Mawson - Antarctic Explorer by Beau Riffenburgh

Scott, Shackleton and Mawson were the three great explorers of the Edwardian age. Now Beau Riffenburgh tells the forgotten story of Douglas Mawson and his death-defying expedition of 1911-14. A key member of Ernest Shackleton's famous Nimrod Expedition, Mawson led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition. However, following the tragic deaths of the other members of his sledging party, he was left to struggle the hundreds of miles back to base alone, only to find that the relief ship had sailed away, leaving him to face another year in Antarctica. Having survived with a small band of men against incredible odds, he later led a groundbreaking two-year expedition which explored hundreds of miles of unknown coastline. Mawson's is a story of true heroism and a fascinating insight into the human psyche under extreme duress.

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ISBN-13: 9781408842683
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/11/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Beau Riffenburgh is an historian specialising in exploration, particularly that of the Antarctic, Arctic, and Africa. Born in California, he earned his doctorate at Cambridge University, following which he joined the staff at the Scott Polar Research Institute, where he served for 14 years as the editor of Polar Record. He is the author of the highly regarded Nimrod: Ernest Shackleton and the Extraordinary Story of the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition and The Myth of the Explorer. He also served as Editor of the Encyclopedia of the Antarctic.
Beau Riffenburgh is an historian specialising in exploration, particularly that of the Antarctic, Arctic, and Africa. Born in California, he earned his doctorate at Cambridge University, following which he joined the staff at the Scott Polar Research Institute, where he served for 14 years as the editor of Polar Record. He is the author of the highly regarded Nimrod: Ernest Shackleton and the Extraordinary Story of the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition and The Myth of the Explorer. He also served as Editor of the Encyclopedia of the Antarctic.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Race for your freedom or till death. This is the Death Race rp. All who rp here will be considered either criminals or policemen. The criminals race for their freedom and tge police men can race just for fun. Res 1- Map / Res 2- Cells 1-10 / Res 3- Cells 11-20 / Res 4: Cells 21-30/ Res 5- Cafeteria / Res 5- Work out room / Res 6- Showers (( men )) / Res 7 - Showers (( Girlz)) / Res 8- Death room (( where criminals that break the rules will be punished severly )) / Res 9- Sign ups for Desth Race / Res 10- Auto Garage(( where u can build your car )) / Res 11- Police Break Room (( for coffee or chitchattong )) / Res 12- Police men showerz / Res 13- police women showers / Res 14- Head Office / Res 15- The Death Race track / Res 16- Deaths (( a list of who died in the gamez...)) / Res 17- Winner (( winner of every death race will be posted here / Res 18- 25 Police dorms Res 26- other res: Homes for when you r free.