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Edward Wilson S Antarctic Notebooks

Author : Edward Wilson
ISBN : 1874192510
Genre : Antarctica
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Dr. Edward A. Wilson (1872-1912) is widely regarded as one of the finest artists ever to have worked in the Antarctic. Sailing with Captain Scott aboard 'Discovery' (1901-1904), he became the last in a long tradition of 'exploration artists' from an age when pencil and water-colour were the main methods of producing accurate scientific records
Category: Antarctica

Edward Wilson S Nature Notebooks

Author : Edward Wilson
ISBN : 1873877706
Genre : Birds
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Edward Wilson is remembered as the artist of the British Antarctic Expedition. He died in the Antarctic in March 1912, leaving specimens, diaries and sketchbooks. But he drew all his life, collecting his work into indexed volumes. This collection contains the bulk of his non-Antarctic work in chronological order, showing his artistic development.
Category: Birds

Woman With The Iceberg Eyes

Author : Katherine MacInnes
ISBN : 9780750993517
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Captain Scott’s adventure in the Antarctic, the most famous story of exploration in the world, played out on the great ice stage in the south. Oriana Wilson, wife of Scott’s best friend Dr Edward Wilson, was watching from the wings. She is the missing link between many of the most famous names, the lens through which their secrets are revealed. What really happened both in Antarctica and at home? This book presents a valuable and exciting perspective on the golden myth – the widow’s story. Ory’s status as an Antarctic widow gave her access to an unprecedented range of evidence on Scott’s team but it also allowed her into a man’s world at a time when the British Suffragettes were marching. True to her gender and her time, Ory began as the dutiful housewife, but emerged as a scientist and collector in her own right, and the first white woman to venture into the jungles of Darwin, Australia. Ory has been quiet for a century – this biography gives her a voice and gives us a unique view of the first half of the twentieth century seen through her clear blue ‘iceberg eyes’.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Birdie Bowers

Author : Anne Strathie
ISBN : 9780752478715
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers realised his life’s ambition when he was selected for Captain Scott’s Terra Nova expedition to the Antarctic, yet he also met his death on the journey. Born to a sea-faring father and adventurous mother on the Firth of Clyde, Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his life appears, with hindsight, to have been a ceaseless preparation for his ultimate, Antarctic challenge. Although just 5ft 4in, he was a bundle of energy; knowledgeable, indefatigable and the ultimate team player. In Scott’s words, he was ‘a marvel’. This new biography, drawing on Bowers’ letters, journals and previously neglected material, sheds new light on Bowers and tells the full story of the hardy naval officer who could always lift his companions’ spirits.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Encyclopedia Of The Antarctic

Author : Beau Riffenburgh
ISBN : 9781135878658
Genre : Reference
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The Antarctic is unique, geographically, politically, and scientifically. It is the most remote, hostile, and dangerous continent, while at the same time it is the most pristine and least developed. Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a Treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations. The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic. No comparable book currently exists for this region. The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic discusses scientific activities and topics, but the 'human element' is also a significant part of the work, with entries on history, politics, legal issues, national research programs, scientific bases, historic huts, the United Nation's 'Question of Antarctica,' compliance with the Environmental Protocol, and tourism.
Category: Reference

A Memory Of Ice

Author : Elizabeth Truswell
ISBN : 9781760462949
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the southern summer of 1972/73, the Glomar Challenger was the first vessel of the international Deep Sea Drilling Project to venture into the seas surrounding Antarctica, confronting severe weather and ever-present icebergs. A Memory of Ice presents the science and the excitement of that voyage in a manner readable for non-scientists. Woven into the modern story is the history of early explorers, scientists and navigators who had gone before into the Southern Ocean. The departure of the Glomar Challenger from Fremantle took place 100 years after the HMS Challenger weighed anchor from Portsmouth, England, at the start of its four-year voyage, sampling and dredging the world’s oceans. Sailing south, the Glomar Challenger crossed the path of James Cook’s HMS Resolution, then on its circumnavigation of Antarctica in search of the Great South Land. Encounters with Lieutenant Charles Wilkes of the US Exploring Expedition and Douglas Mawson of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition followed. In the Ross Sea, the voyages of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror under James Clark Ross, with the young Joseph Hooker as botanist, were ever present. The story of the Glomar Challenger’s iconic voyage is largely told through the diaries of the author, then a young scientist experiencing science at sea for the first time. It weaves together the physical history of Antarctica with how we have come to our current knowledge of the polar continent. This is an attractive, lavishly illustrated and curiosity-satisfying read for the general public as well as for scholars of science.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

With Scott In The Antarctic

Author : Isobel E Williams
ISBN : 9780752473529
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Doctors By Themselves

Author : Edward Fyfe Griffith
ISBN : PSU:32239001620265
Genre : Medicine
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Category: Medicine

South Pole Odyssey

Author : Edward Wilson
ISBN : UOM:39015008606819
Genre : Antarctica
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Excerpts from diaries Wilson kept as a member Scott's Antarctic expeditions of 1901-1904 and 1910-1913. Includes brief biographical sketch of Wilson.
Category: Antarctica

Isis Cumulative Bibliography Personalities K Z Institutions

Author : Magda Whitrow
ISBN : UOM:39015079907534
Genre : Science
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A three volume index by personality, institution and subject to the critical bibliographies on the history of science published in ISIS from 1913 to 1965. References in the bibliographies are to items in books, journals, reports, documents, etc. An excellent starting point for researching a topic in the history of science.
Category: Science

Radio Times

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ISBN : MINN:319510028012197
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