Cheltenham in Antarctica : The Life of Edward Wilson, Paperback

Cheltenham in Antarctica : The Life of Edward Wilson Paperback

Illustrated by Edward Wilson

Part of the Antarctic series

Description

Edward Adrian Wilson is perhaps the most famous native son of Cheltenham.

In the early years of the 20th century, he was one of the major influences and personalities of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration and has also been recognised as one of the top ranking ornithologists and naturalists in the UK during this period.

He was also one of the last great scientific expedition artists.

This is the illustrated story of polar explorer Edward Wilson, from his boyhood in Cheltenham to the diaries and letters associated with his last days as a member of Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition.

All the royalties from this book will benefit the Wilson Collection Fund at the Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museums.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 150 pages, 25 colour, 57 b&w photographs, 13 maps, 79 illustrations
  • Publisher: Reardon Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: historical, political & military
  • ISBN: 9781873877456

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