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The Resource Naturalists at sea : scientific travellers from Dampier to Darwin, Glyn Williams

Naturalists at sea : scientific travellers from Dampier to Darwin, Glyn Williams

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Naturalists at sea : scientific travellers from Dampier to Darwin
Title
Naturalists at sea
Title remainder
scientific travellers from Dampier to Darwin
Statement of responsibility
Glyn Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 this devoted and sometimes eccentric band of explorer-scholars. Their individual experiences are uniquely their own, but together their stories offer a new perspective on the extraordinary era of Pacific exploration and the achievements of an audacious generation of naturalists. Historian Glyn Williams illuminates the naturalist's lot aboard ship, where danger alternated with boredom and quarrels with the ship's commander were the norm
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Glyndwr
Dewey number
508
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH11
LC item number
.W45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural history
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Ocean travel
  • Naturalists
  • Travelers
  • Naturalists
  • Expedities
  • Natural history
  • Naturalists
  • Ocean travel
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Travelers
Label
Naturalists at sea : scientific travellers from Dampier to Darwin, Glyn Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 'rambling voyages' of William Dampier, self-taught naturalist -- 'Ten years of preparation; ten hours of exploration' : the Alaskan tribulations of Georg Wilhelm Steller -- 'My plants, my beloved plants, have consoled me for everything' : the fortunes and misfortunes of Philibert Commerson -- 'No people ever went to sea better fitted out for the purposes of natural history' : Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander -- 'A kind of Linnaean being' : the woes of Johann Reinhold Forster -- 'Curse scientists, and all science into the bargain' : Cook, Vancouver and 'experimental gentlemen' -- 'Devilish fellows who test patience to the very limit' : naturalists with La Pérouse and d'Entrecasteaux -- 'All our efforts will be focussed on natural history' : the scientific and political voyage of Alejandro Malaspina -- 'When a botanist first enters so remote a country he finds himself in a new world' : the Australian surveys of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders -- 'Like giving to a blind man eyes' : Charles Darwin on the Beagle
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 309 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300180732
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013010060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn844731537
  • (OCoLC)844731537
Label
Naturalists at sea : scientific travellers from Dampier to Darwin, Glyn Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 'rambling voyages' of William Dampier, self-taught naturalist -- 'Ten years of preparation; ten hours of exploration' : the Alaskan tribulations of Georg Wilhelm Steller -- 'My plants, my beloved plants, have consoled me for everything' : the fortunes and misfortunes of Philibert Commerson -- 'No people ever went to sea better fitted out for the purposes of natural history' : Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander -- 'A kind of Linnaean being' : the woes of Johann Reinhold Forster -- 'Curse scientists, and all science into the bargain' : Cook, Vancouver and 'experimental gentlemen' -- 'Devilish fellows who test patience to the very limit' : naturalists with La Pérouse and d'Entrecasteaux -- 'All our efforts will be focussed on natural history' : the scientific and political voyage of Alejandro Malaspina -- 'When a botanist first enters so remote a country he finds himself in a new world' : the Australian surveys of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders -- 'Like giving to a blind man eyes' : Charles Darwin on the Beagle
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 309 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300180732
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013010060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn844731537
  • (OCoLC)844731537

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