The Resource Captain Scott's invaluable assistant : Edgar Evans, Isobel Williams

Captain Scott's invaluable assistant : Edgar Evans, Isobel Williams

Label
Captain Scott's invaluable assistant : Edgar Evans
Title
Captain Scott's invaluable assistant
Title remainder
Edgar Evans
Statement of responsibility
Isobel Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Petty Officer Edgar Evans was Captain's Scott's 'giant worker' and his 'invaluable assistant'. He went with Scott on both the British Antarctic Expeditions of the early 1900s - the 'Discovery' expedition of 1901 and the 'Terra Nova' expedition in 1910 - distinguishing himself on both. In 1903, with Scott, Edgar made the first long and arduous sortie onto the Plateau of Victoria Land. The journey highlighted Edgar's common sense, strength, courage, wit and unflappability. Thus it came as no surprise when, in 1911, Edgar was chosen by Scott to be one of the five men to go on the final attempt at the South Pole. Tragically the 'Welsh Giant' was the first to die on the ill-fated return, and posthumously Edgar was blamed in some quarters for causing the deaths of the whole party. It was suggested that his failure was due to his relative lack of education, which made him less able to endure the conditions than his well-educated companions. Isobel Williams repudiates this shameful suggestion and redresses the balance of attention paid to the upper and lower-deck members of Scott's famous expeditions
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Isobel
Dewey number
919.8904092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evans, Edgar
  • British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition
  • Explorers
Target audience
adult
Label
Captain Scott's invaluable assistant : Edgar Evans, Isobel Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
191 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780752458458
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 10986817
  • 10986817
Label
Captain Scott's invaluable assistant : Edgar Evans, Isobel Williams
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
191 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780752458458
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 10986817
  • 10986817

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