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Bright paradise : Victorian scientific travellers

Author: Peter Raby
Publisher: London : Pimlico, 1997.
Series: Pimlico, 241
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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' 'Peter Raby's book follows a disparate crew of botanists, scientists and collectors, who tried to order the earthly paradise which unfolded around them. Entrepreneurs they may have been - many were  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Raby
ISBN: 071267392X 9780712673921 0691048436 9780691048437
OCLC Number: 37392839
Description: 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Pimlico, 241
Responsibility: Peter Raby.

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"Lucid...fast-moving...skillful" * Literary Review * "Enthusiastic, informed and racy, this is one of the most invigorating accounts of the exploits of people from an age whose intrepidity is Read more...

 
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