Mawson

Life And Death In Antarctica

Tim Jarvis
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Mawson
Mawson

Published

1 June 2008

ISBN

9780522854862

Weight

766g

Size

240mm x 191mm

Imprint

Miegunyah Press

Mawson

Life And Death In Antarctica

Tim Jarvis
Mawson's return from his polar expedition of 1912 is one of the great survival stories.
In Mawson: Life and Death in Antarctica, explorer Tim Jarvis relives Sir Douglas Mawson's extraordinary polar survival journey of 1912-13. Battling against ferocious blizzards and headwinds, Jarvis struggles to overcome extreme isolation, physical deprivation and his own self-doubt. He embarks on his hellish journey using the same equipment, clothing and starvation rations as Mawson had available to him almost a century ago in an attempt to answer some of the questions and controversies surrounding Mawson's tragic expedition in which both of his companions died. This is the story of two journeys, undertaken a century apart, to the limits of human endurance.
In Mawson: Life and Death in Antarctica, explorer Tim Jarvis relives Sir Douglas Mawson's extraordinary polar survival journey of 1912-13. Battling against ferocious blizzards and headwinds, Jarvis struggles to overcome extreme isolation, physical deprivation and his own self-doubt. He embarks on his hellish journey using the same equipment, clothing and starvation rations as Mawson had available to him almost a century ago in an attempt to answer some of the questions and controversies surrounding Mawson's tragic expedition in which both of his companions died. This is the story of two journeys, undertaken a century apart, to the limits of human endurance.

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis is an environmental scientist, explorer, film-maker and author of The Unforgiving Minute (2004). Mawson: Life and Death in Antarctica was broadcast on ABC TV (2008) and aired in 2007 on Channel Four in the UK as part of the highly acclaimed Edge of Endurance series.

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