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Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant: Edgar Evans
Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant: Edgar Evans
by Isobel Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.39

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4.0 out of 5 stars Redressing the balance for Edgar Evans, 30 April 2012
This refreshing appraisal of Edgar Evans and his contribution to both of Scott's expeditions is most welcome. Isobel Williams has clearly researched the material extremely well and her book does much to redress the balance of opinion concerning Evans and the `supposed' difficulties arising from the composition of the 1911 south pole party. Highly recommended reading for all interested in polar matters.


With Scott in the Antarctic
With Scott in the Antarctic
by Isobel Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.36

4.0 out of 5 stars Edwards Wilson-Explorer, Naturalist, Artist, 30 Jun 2011
Of the many books written about Scott and his south polar expeditions, this one provides a unique, critical assessment of a man who was on both the Discovery Expedition (1901-04) and the Terra Nova expedition (1910-13) - Edward Wilson. Here is a full account of Wilson, the man, tracing his life from childhood to his tragic death with Scott and his three companions on their return from the South Pole. Clearly, Edward Wilson was much more than an explorer; he was a man perhaps in advance of his time and Isobel Williams' treatment of his life story suggests this. This is a highly readable book for anyone interested in putting Wilson into context with the time and environment in which he lived. I recommend it very highly.


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