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The Resource Mawson : and the ice men of the heroic age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Paul English, (sound recording)

Mawson : and the ice men of the heroic age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Paul English, (sound recording)

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Mawson : and the ice men of the heroic age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen
Title
Mawson
Title remainder
and the ice men of the heroic age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons ; read by Paul English
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Language
eng
Summary
Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, was Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, he led an expedition from Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. After setting up Main Base at Cape Denision and Western Base on Queen Mary Land, he headed east on an extraordinary sledging trek with his companions, Belgrave Ninnis and Dr Xavier Mertz. After five weeks, tragedy struck. Ninnis was swallowed whole by a snow-covered crevasse, and Mawson and Mertz realised it was too dangerous to go on. With the scant food and provisions they had left, turning back was almost equally perilous. Their dwindling supplies forced them to kill their dogs to feed the other dogs, at first, and then themselves. Hunger, sickness and despair eventually got the better of Mertz, and he succumbed to madness and then to death. Mawson found himself all alone, 160 miles from safety, with next to no food
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VALP
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FitzSimons, Peter
Dewey number
B
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biography
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PerformerNote
Read by Paul English
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English, Paul
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  • Mawson, Douglas
  • Explorers
  • Antarctica
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Mawson : and the ice men of the heroic age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Paul English, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
000047983052
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Edition
MP3 ed.
Extent
2 sound discs (MP3 CD) (23 hr., 57 min.)
Isbn
9781742856100
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 111121
System control number
(OCoLC)768929831
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
Label
Mawson : and the ice men of the heroic age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Paul English, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
000047983052
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Edition
MP3 ed.
Extent
2 sound discs (MP3 CD) (23 hr., 57 min.)
Isbn
9781742856100
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 111121
System control number
(OCoLC)768929831
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems

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