Edward Wilson Of The Antarctic

By George Sever



Dr. Edward Wilson is best remembered as one of Scott’s last companions on his fatal journey returning from the South Pole. Scott thought so highly of him that he was appointed head of scientific staff on the second "Terra Nova" expedition (1910-1913). He died with Scott in the tent in March 1912.

George Seaver's biography of Wilson contains a number of reproductions of the sketches, drawings and paintings that Wilson produced in the Antarctic. Many of these are of birds, such as these snow petrels, commonly found on the pack ice and coasts of Antarctica.

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