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Naturalists at Sea

Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin

Naturalists at Sea( )
Author: Williams, Glyn
ISBN:978-0-300-20540-4
Publication Date:Aug 2015
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $41.99
Book Description:

Tales of the intrepid early naturalists who set sail on dangerous voyages of discovery in the vast, unknown Pacific On the great Pacific discovery expeditions of the "long eighteenth century," naturalists for the first time were commonly found aboard ships sailing forth from European ports. Lured by intoxicating opportunities to discover exotic and perhaps lucrative flora and fauna unknown at home, these men set out eagerly to collect and catalogue, study and...
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Book Details
Pages:328
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Environmentalists & Naturalists
Science / History
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.1 x 19.7 x 2.661 cm
Book Weight:0.4 Kilograms
Author Biography
Williams, Glyn (Author)
Glyn Williams is Professor Emeritus of History at Queen Mary & Westfield College, the University of London, & specializes in the history of exploration. He is the author of "The Voyages of Captain Cook," "The Great South Sea: English Voyages & Encounters 1570-1750," & "Ruling Britannia: A Political History of Britain 1688-1988." He lives in Kent, England.

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