Cover image for Antarctic eyewitness : Charles F. Laseron's South With Mawson and Frank Hurley's Shackleton's Argonauts
Title:
Antarctic eyewitness : Charles F. Laseron's South With Mawson and Frank Hurley's Shackleton's Argonauts
Author:
Laseron, Charles.
Publication Information:
Sydney ; New York : Angus & Robertson, 2000.

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 292 pages : maps, photographs ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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Added Title:
South with Mawson.

Shackleton's Argonauts.
ISBN:
9780207196171
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Superbly chronicled by the indomitable Australian photographer Frank Hurley, the narratives of Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton are combined in this timely and immensely readable double volume. With an introduction by Tim Bowden, it is exciting reading for the polar enthusiast and general reader alike.


Table of Contents

Tim Bowden
Introductionp. vii
South with Mawsonp. 1
1 Southwards Boundp. 5
2 Macquarie Islandp. 14
3 Polar Seasp. 22
4 Early Days in Adelie Landp. 36
5 The Coming of Winterp. 49
6 Twenty-Four Hours in the Hutp. 62
7 The Passing of Winterp. 72
8 Preparations for Sledgingp. 84
9 Four Calm Daysp. 90
10 The Coming of the Penguinsp. 95
11 Sledging on the Plateaup. 104
12 To the Magnetic Polep. 117
13 Sledging on the Coastp. 126
14 Last Days in Adelie Landp. 140
15 Homeward Boundp. 150
16 The Toll of the Plateaup. 158
Conclusionp. 167
Shackleton's Argonautsp. 171
The Story of the Picturesp. 175
1 Overture to Adventurep. 176
2 Southward Ho!p. 182
3 'Thar She Blows'p. 191
4 The Sea of Calamityp. 201
5 In the Grip of the Pack-Icep. 209
6 Sledge-Dog Palsp. 217
7 The Death of the Shipp. 225
8 Adrift on the Sea-Icep. 231
9 The Escape in the Boatsp. 253
10 Land! Land! Land!p. 266
11 Our Life Beneath Two Boatsp. 272
12 Epiloguep. 288