Naturalists at sea : scientific travellers from Dampier to Darwin
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013].
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9780300180732, 030018073X
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xv, 309 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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 catalog, 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.
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Williams, G. (2013). Naturalists at sea: scientific travellers from Dampier to Darwin. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Williams, Glyndwr. 2013. Naturalists At Sea: Scientific Travellers From Dampier to Darwin. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Williams, Glyndwr, Naturalists At Sea: Scientific Travellers From Dampier to Darwin. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.

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Williams, Glyndwr. Naturalists At Sea: Scientific Travellers From Dampier to Darwin. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. Print.

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