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In the wake of the Beagle : science in the southern oceans from the age of Darwin

Author: Iain McCalman; Nigel Erskine
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : UNSW Press, 2009.
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Charles Darwin spent only three months in Australia, but Australasia and the Pacific contributed to his evolutionary thinking in a variety of ways. This title provides insights into the world of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain McCalman; Nigel Erskine
ISBN: 9781921410949 1921410949
OCLC Number: 277140480
Description: 192 p. ; ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 23 x 25 cm.
Contents: 'An equal wide survey': The evolution of a tradition : Charles Darwin and the Australian web / Nigel Erskine ; Art and exploration / Richard Neville --
Science on land and sea: Well salted in early life : Darwin, Hooker and Huxley, scientists at sea / Iain McCalman ; A Gunn and two Hookers : friendships that shaped science / Jim Endersby ; John MacGillivray : merits all his own / Sophie Jensen --
Indigenous encounters: Explorers and traders of South Papua / Lissant Bolton ; Days of desolation on the New Guinea coast : HMS Rattlesnake / Jude Philp ; Relying on the locals : Alfred Wallace and indegenous sailing craft / Iain McCalman --
Measuring and mapping new worlds: Instruments and expeditions : from the Beagle to the Challenger / Julian Holland ; From sextants to submersibles : ocean science to day / Kate Wilson.
Other Titles: Science in the southern oceans from the age of Darwin
Responsibility: edited by Iain McCalman and Nigel Erskine.

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