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Naturalists at Sea: Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin



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 document an uncharted natural world. This enthralling book is the first to describe the adventures and misadventures, discoveries and dangers of…



Naturalists At Sea

ISBN 10 : 9780300180732
ISBN 13 : 030018073X

DIVDIVTales of the intrepid early naturalists who set sail on dangerous voyages of discovery in the vast, unknown Pacific/div/div..


A Pirate Of Exquisite Mind

ISBN 10 : 0802718132
ISBN 13 : 9780802718136

Darwin took his books aboard the Beagle. Swift and Defoe used his experiences as inspiration in writing Gulliver's Travels and Robinson Crusoe. Captain Cook relied on his observati..


Dutch Seventeenth Century Genre Painting

ISBN 10 : 9780300102376
ISBN 13 : 0300102372

The appealing genre paintings of great seventeenth-century Dutch artists - Vermeer, Steen, de Hooch, Dou and others - have long enjoyed tremendous popularity. This comprehensive bo..


Memoirs Of A Buccaneer

ISBN 10 : 9780486145730
ISBN 13 : 0486145735

This fascinating travel and adventure book tells of pirate life and offers a rare look at the 17th-century botany and anthropology of Central and South America and the East Indies...


Geographies Of Developing Areas

ISBN 10 : 9781136162596
ISBN 13 : 1136162593

Rather than presenting the global South to students as a set of problems (rapid urbanisation, population growth, poverty etc), this textbook focuses on the diversity of life in the..


Artisanal Enlightenment

ISBN 10 : 9780300227413
ISBN 13 : 0300227418

A groundbreaking work that places the mechanical arts and the world of making at the heart of the Enlightenment What would the Enlightenment look like from the perspective of artis..


Dress In Eighteenth Century Europe 1715 1789

ISBN 10 : 0300091516
ISBN 13 : 9780300091519

In this beautiful book, Aileen Ribeiro surveys the clothing worn by the middle and upper classes throughout Europe in the eighteenth century and discusses what this meant in terms ..


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