Griffiths is Australian, and so the book is a bit more focused on Australia's relationship with Antarctica than non-Australians may care about. However, given the proximity of the two, and Australia's historical, physical break from Antarctica, the Australian bias isn't as bad as it would be if it were written in this way by, say, a Russian or a Mexican.
If you are looking for a Shackleton or Scott biography, you'll get small pieces here, but you'll certainly want to turn elsewhere for their full stories. This is an enjoyable and thought-provoking read if you are interested in Antarctica or merely want to know more. [an error occurred while processing this directive]