Trial By Ice – The Antarctic Journals Of John King Davis

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Davis (1884-1967), a ship’s captain, served with Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition and Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and with Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition, and was described by Shackleton thus in 1913: ‘Captain Davis is the most experienced navigator of Antarctic seas living [.] He’s an expert on oceanographical work, especially in sounding and dredging in deep waters [.] He successfully navigated Aurora, landing Dr Mawson at his winter quarters through the stormiest oceans and one of the worst ice seasons ever recorded’

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This book contains first publications of Davis’s Antarctic diaries, including his journals from Shackleton’s 1907-9 expedition, Mawson’s 1911-14 expedition (the pinnacle of Davis’s career), Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party 1916-17 relief expedition, and the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) of 1929-30.

Edited by Louise Crossley




Binding: Hardback

Erskine Press

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Weight 0.780 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 2.1 × 25.2 cm


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