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.