With Scott in the Antarctic: Edward Wilson: Explorer, Naturalist, Artist by Isobel Williams, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
With Scott in the Antarctic: Edward Wilson: Explorer, Naturalist, Artist

With Scott in the Antarctic: Edward Wilson: Explorer, Naturalist, Artist

by Isobel E Williams
     
 

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Edward Wilson (1872-1912) accompanied Robert Falcon Scott on both his celebrated Antarctic voyages: the Discovery Expedition of 1901-1914 and the Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913. Wilson served as Junior Surgeon and Zoologist on Discovery and, on this expedition, with Scott and Ernest Shackleton he set a new Furthest South on 30 December 1902. he was Chief of

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Edward Wilson (1872-1912) accompanied Robert Falcon Scott on both his celebrated Antarctic voyages: the Discovery Expedition of 1901-1914 and the Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913. Wilson served as Junior Surgeon and Zoologist on Discovery and, on this expedition, with Scott and Ernest Shackleton he set a new Furthest South on 30 December 1902. he was Chief of Scientific Staff on the Terra Nova Expedition and reached the South Pole with Scott, Lawrence Oates, Henry Robertson Bowers and Edgar Evans on 18 january 1912, arriving there four weeks after the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Wilson and his four companions died on the return journey. Trained as a physician, Wilson was also a skilled artist. His drawings and paintings lavishly illustrated both expeditions. He was the last major exploration artist; technological developments in the filed of photography were soon to make cameras practical as a way of recording journeys into the unknown. This biography, the first full account of the Antarctic hero, traces his life from childhood to his tragic death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752473529
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
10/24/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
605 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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