Voyages of discovery
39,95 $

Voyages of discovery

TONY RICE


Voyages of discovery

TONY RICE

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Livre en anglais
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Résumé
Though most of the text is merely serviceable, hundreds of illustrations of flora and fauna enthrall in this lavish history of 10 natural history expeditions spanning two centuries, from Hans Sloane's 1687 journey to Jamaica, which brought chocolate to Europe, to a seafaring expedition in 1872 that charted the ocean depths and aided in laying transatlantic telegraph cables. Short essays by Rice, formerly a curator at London's Natural History Museum, detail the adventures of peripatetic scientists whose curiosity charted the world from Ceylon to Surinam to Amazonia and beyond, but impart little that is new about James Cook's epic South Sea voyages, William Bartram's sometimes fanciful exploits in North America or Charles Darwin's momentous trip to the Galpagos. The mesmerizing discoveries here are the sketches and full-color illustrations of plants, mammals, birds, sea creatures and insects by the artists—“talented technicians”—who served the scientists. The stunning work, culled from more than half a million drawings and watercolors in the London museum—some never seen in print before—is augmented by Rice's captions, minihistories in themselves that contribute luscious grace notes to otherwise pedestrian prose.
Détails
Titre
Voyages of discovery
Auteur
Éditeur
Prix
39,95 $
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Anglais/English
Date de publication
2008-09-15
ISBN
9781554074143
Code Interne
967379
Numéro de produit
275514000

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