Very Good in very good jacket. First edition of 4, 500 copies printed in Australia by Brown Prior Anderson. 8vo, xx + 321 pp, colour and b&w plates, including reproductions of exquisite early colour photographs from the Antarctic expedition of 1911-14, five double-page maps, notes, bibliography, index. Original cloth in dustwrapper. This comprehensive, objective biography of the polar explorer reveals a complex and interesting figure: the devoted husband, the social Mawson, the scientist, and the geologist. Mawson's many achievements are illuminated and the reader is able to know and understand him as a person.
Very Good. A comprehensive biography of this tall, quiet figure. Ayres not only illuminates Mawson's many achievements but also enables us to know and understand him as a human being. The icon both converges and conflicts with the real man. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 321 p. Contains: Illustrations. Miegunyah Volumes, 2.
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