Silas: The Antarctic Diaries and Memoir of Charles S. Wright by Colin BullSilas: The Antarctic Diaries and Memoir of Charles S. Wright by Colin Bull

Silas: The Antarctic Diaries and Memoir of Charles S. Wright

byColin Bull, Pat F Wright

Paperback | March 14, 2016

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This collection of journals, memoirs, and letters tells the remarkable story of Robert Falcon Scott's last journey to the Antarctic, as seen through the eyes of Charles S. Wright, the expedition's physicist and glaciologist. When Captain Scott left Britain in 1910 on his second and last Antarctic expedition, he took with him the most comprehensive party of scientists yet to visit the continent. Among them was Charles Wright, a young Canadian. During the thirty-month expedition, Wright proved to be a keen observer, keeping an account of the adventure in his diaries and letters. Detailing both his scientific discoveries and his reactions to the hardships and wonders of the expedition, Wright's story culminates in the dramatic search for and discovery of Scott and two other members of the party who perished on their return to their base camp from an expedition to the Pole. Wright's diaries, illustrated in brilliant detail by his daughter Pat F. Wright, have been edited by Pat Wright and by polar explorer and glaciologist Colin Bull. They provide an insider's view of a significant adventure in advancement of polar scientific discovery.Colin Bull, dean emeritus at The Ohio State University, has conducted extensive glaciological and geophysical research in the Antarctic and the Arctic over the last forty years. Pat F. Wright is a nature artist and owns a wildlife artists' gallery on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.
Title:Silas: The Antarctic Diaries and Memoir of Charles S. WrightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.1 inPublished:March 14, 2016Publisher:Ohio State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:081425313X

ISBN - 13:9780814253137

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